We recommend buying 15-50 pound bags of dog food. Larger sizes are discounted and more economical. To keep your food fresh and safe from bugs, a container is good. We use a lidded container on wheels. The IRIS brand gives you food and treat storage as well as a scoop at a great price. If you have never opened bulk dog food, you can use a knife or scissors. Also, if it is stitched at the top, you can find the end of the thread and pull - this usually opens the bag very easily.
Getting a new puppy also means getting the right supplies to welcome your new puppy home and make him or her a happy and health member of your household. In addition to having a healthy puppy, you also want a puppy who is well socialized and adjusted to having a harmonious life with your family, friends, neighbors, and strangers you may meet at the dog park, walks downtown, hikes, vet visits, a day at the beach and any of life's great adventures. Help your puppy grow into an amazing dog and member of your family and community!
We recommend getting an Amazon Prime membership so that you can get all of your supplies delivered to your doorstep - often within one to 3 days. Raleigh just introduced same day delivery, so you can get your delivery literally within hours!
You can also get quality grain free foods at Tractor Supply, Pet Smart, Pet Co, and Independently Owned Pet Shops. You can find some grain free food at Whole Food, Earth Fare, Fresh Market, and Trader Joe's. At national mega store grocers, you will have to search the isle for good grain free good as most are full of corn fillers. Rachael Ray can now be found in many stores. Purina One is moderately OK. Amazon is still your best bet for quality food delivered to your door - which is nice when it is a 40 pound bag!
We recommend a grain-free diet for your new puppy. There are many benefits to keeping your puppy on a grain free diet throughout their life. We have included some of our favorite puppy brands here. Our puppies come to you conditioned to do well on dry puppy food. We start them on canned food and soggy dry food while they are transitioning from nursing. Here are some of the brands we prefer. Taste of the Wild is high quality and economical. Orijen is the Cadillac brand of dog food - exceptional quality, but tough on the budget.