Anyone who adores puppies wants to share those furry doggy cuddles by giving a puppy as a gift. However, people are not always equipped to receive them. We are positive that the new owner will be truly appreciative for your kind gesture, but sometimes it is just not the right moment. Here’s an example, your grandfather is alone at home and adores animals, but he may have other plans, such as bowls, trips to enjoy his retirement and holidays to visit all the grandchildren. A puppy that needs constant care, exercise and loves to eat socks may not be the ideal gift.
So before you leave for the pet shop, you should ask yourself these basic questions. Will the new owner have the flexibility, agility, and money to love and look after a dog for the following 10+ years? Is their space? Is there an outdoor area?
All children will love a puppy present! But unlike other gifts, dogs can’t be slotted under the bed or in the cupboard when a newer model is out. A key thing to remember is although the new puppy is for the kids, YOU hold the real obligation.
I Really Want a Puppy!
Let’s say that your kids, your partner, your friend or brother have made it tremendously obvious that yes, they do want a puppy, and all of those vital questions are answered. You are certain, and so are they. What’s next?
The Four Steps
- Contact a expert breeder or animal shelter and explain the situation. Find the picture-perfect pup with help from someone who knows the ropes, pay a deposit, or fund the purchase such as puppy classes or jabs.
- Head to the store and buy the perfect puppy starter pack, a bed, food and lots of toys.
- Get inventive and make a “gift certificate” with information of the special revelation. A great idea would be a surprise letter attached to the ribbon of a chew toy.
- Don’t rush, a new pup needs the balance of normal day to day routine. So it’s best avoid holidays or busy times. Perhaps giving an owners certificate could be best, so the new owner can collect the gift when the time is right.
There you have it, our top suggestions for gifting puppies. We would love to hear about your own experiences and how you got creative in surprising your loved ones with that incredibly cute and furry bundle of joy.