RESOURCES

 

Adopting a New Puppy

DNA Testing for Breed Identification

Dog Training

Insurance Providers

Microchip

Pet Insurance

Poisonous Plants

Puppy Supplies

Swimming Pool Safety

Vaccinations

Veterinary Care

 

Adopting a New Puppy

Surviving the First Night with Your Puppy

Bringing Your New Puppy Home

Bringing Home a New Puppy

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DNA Testing for Breed Identification

Mars Veterinary Wisdom Panel 2.5 Breed Identification DNA Test Kit

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Dog Training

Ryan at K9 Advantage – Brentwood, CA

Dodgers Paws – Pleasanton, CA

Diablo Training – Pleasanton, CA

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Insurance Providers

Dog owners are encouraged call on agents who represent these companies for renting and home owner insurance policies. The companies listed below do not discriminate by breed.

NEWS: Farmers Insurance has announced that it is no longer writing new policies in California for dogs identified as pit bulls, rottweilers or wolf hybrids. Farmer’s clients in CA should check with their agents to learn when their policy is up for renewal and begin looking for a stand alone dog policy or – preferably – a new, non-discriminatory provider such as State Farm.

State Farm Insurance (highly recommended)

Federation of Insured Dog Owners, Inc.

United Services Automobile Association (USAA) for veterans and families of veterans

Chubb Group

Amica Mutual Insurance Company

Auto-Owners Insurance

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Microchip

When your puppy is spayed/neutered they will also get a microchip (paid for by Oh My Dog Rescue). It is important to register your puppy’s microchip online as soon as possible. There may be a one time fee to register your puppy’s microchip, follow the instructions that come with your microchip. You should register your pet at FETCH.ID.

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Pet Insurance

Pet Insurance Comparison Article

TruPanion Pet Insurance

Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

Pet Plan Pet Insurance

Pets Best Pet Insurance

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Poisonous Plants

Humane Society PDF List of Poisonous Plants

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Puppy Supplies

Here is a list of supplies you might need for your puppy:

  • Large crate
  • Piddle pads
    (paper pads are available at Costco or you can buy washable whelping pads on Amazon)
  • Puppy-safe toys
  • Food and water bowls
  • Puppy food
    (they are currently eating EUKANUBA Puppy Growth Puppy Food, but I also recommend
    Nature’s Domain All Ages Food sold at Costco – red bag)
  • Blanket
  • Stuffed toy that warms up for puppy to snuggle at night

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Swimming Pool Safety

Swimming Pool Safety for Pets

Keep Your Dog Safe Around the Pool this Summer

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Vaccinations

Your puppy will receive one or more DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvo and Parainfluenza) vaccination before you take them home. They will be due for additional DHPP vaccinations every 3 weeks after that until they reach 16 weeks of age. The DHPP final vaccine should be given at or after 16 weeks of age for ideal protection. Your puppy will also be due for their rabies vaccine at 16 weeks of age. There are other optional vaccines you can give your puppy such as Bortedella and Leptospirosis. The Bordetella (Kennel Cough) vaccine is recommended for dogs that frequently socialize with groups of other dogs. This includes dogs that go to obedience classes, dog shows, dog parks, doggy day-care, grooming facilities, and boarding facilities. The Leptospirosis vaccine is recommended for dogs that go on hikes or camping and may drink water from streams or lakes. Please discuss these vaccination options with your vet. You will receive a schedule of recommended vaccinations in your puppy’s adoption folder. Your puppy will not be able to leave your home or backyard until a week after their final vaccinations

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Veterinary Care

These are veterinary clinics Oh My Dog Rescue uses and recommends.

Adobe Pet Hopital – Livermore, CA
1543 First Street
Livermore, CA 94550
Phone: (925) 449-4228

Arroyo Veterinary Center – Livermore, CA
4467 First Street
Livermore, CA 94551
Phone: (925) 447-7387

Affordable Pet Vet Clinic – Tracy, CA
2630 S. Tracy Blvd, Suite 110
Tracy, CA 95376
Phone: (209) 748-4977

Encina Veterinary Hospital – Walnut Creek, CA
2803 Ygnacio Valley Rd.
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Phone Number: (925) 937-5000

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