Seems the easiest location is the Starbucks right off I90! It's located at 1790 Kittleson Rd NE, Moses Lake, WA 98837.
I'll be bringing puppies, puppies, more puppies, maybe a puppy or two ;) and puppy packs.
The puppy packs consist of the following:
1 folder with vaccination/worming record and registration/microchip info.
1 bag of Diamond Naturals Puppy kibble (enough to transition)
1 can of Whole Earth Puppy food
1 bottle of pup shampoo that they're used to
1 plushie toy
3 puppy pads
1 bag of puppy treats
1 gallon jug of MY water
Please use the puppy pads to let the puppy potty ON it when you do rest stops. Don't let the baby wander around on grass. You don't know what dog has been there. Your pup has been wormed on a schedule and given early Parvovirus vaccinations, but that won't keep your baby safe with 100% assurance! ...or even 50% assurance. Seriously, use the pads.
Remember your baby will be stressed and when puppies are stressed, the natural immunity they build up lowers considerably for a while. This means that it's very easy for bacteria or parasites that are naturally in your pet to take over. So, let's keep the stress to a minimum. It's normal for your babies to have a few loose stools and even a small fever the first couple of days.
If your baby has loose stools, that's normal - especially when transitioning to new food and water. Things to watch out for are liquid poops. Your pup is very small and can dehydrate very fast. If your baby is having extremely liquid diarrhea more than twice in 24 hours, contact your vet and me. There are remedies. This isn't common and again, usually happens when transitioning.
The other thing you watch for is green, mucus-y, and/or bloody diarrhea. This shouldn't happen at any time normally and usually indicates there's a larger issue. At this point, do contact your vet (and most definitely me!) asap. It could be parasitic (Giardia is brought on by stress) or heaven forbid Parvovirus (which shouldn't be an issue unless you let your baby run around on ground before it's 10th week vaccination). If you can't tell if your pups' poop is 'off', take a pic and send it to me. Granted, normally you won't have any issues, but I'm pretty sure you all know how neurotic I am about this stuff! lol I'm here for you forever, so take advantage of it. I want you to have a happy, healthy life with your potato!
What YOU should bring:
A blanket. Pups are raised inside in a 70 degree home (yeah, imagine my power bill! LOL) for their comfort. Even if it feels warm to you, your pup can catch a chill very fast. Plus, if you don't bring a carrier for him, you'll want the ability to spread it out over your lap or car seat (stick a pad under that too, believe me, you're gonna get peed on).
A water bowl. Your pup won't eat for the ride home and might puke if you feed him. You can offer the puppy treats throughout the ride, or bits of kibble, but don't let your pup chow down. He'll be fine, he's not going to starve. But, he will want water and you want to encourage him to drink. I'll provide the water.
Collar/harness/leash - IF you plan on putting your pup down to pee outside of your car. The puppy collars don't come with the puppy unless you specifically ask for it. I reuse them each litter and they're not meant to be sturdy enough for a leash. They're just soft identification collars that are breakaway style for safety. They'd let you hang onto the baby a bit, but you really do want something a bit stronger.
The remainder of what you owe. Remember - no personal checks. Only bank issued cashier's checks made out to Tina Moore, money order or cash (I always hate adding this part, but gotta).