Where: Shari's Restaurant (1820 Kittelson Rd, Moses Lake, WA 98837).
Time: 10am I'll stay until you arrive but have mercy, I do have pups at home to take care of and can't stay an entire day waiting on you to arrive. I do end up chatting a bit with you guys ( :) ) so 10 isn't a hard time, but yeah try for it.
What YOU bring:
* ID. If I don't recognize you, you're not getting the pupperoni.
* Consent form - if applies - I'll print it off on my end and have your pick up person sign it for me. I'll be taking a pic of them with the form. So please let your pick up person know this ahead of time. If I know your pick up person, clearly no pic is needed, but the form is.
* A blanket - it's cold, your pup is in a climate-controlled home. We hit the big electric bill numbers to have your pup in a 70-degree house for all but the last 2 weeks of its time here, which temps are then brought down to 67 degrees. Your pup is going to get frosty nips going from my home to your car. A fluffy towel works too and probably is better to wash. Your pup WILL pee on it.
* A bowl for water. Your pup won't need food for a drive back to the west side. You'll have a bag of treats and some food for it to entice it to nibble if needed for the ride home. Food isn't a big deal, water is. Pups that age can dehydrate very swiftly. Stopping to give your pup a drink is something you want to do. If it won't drink, make it by wetting fingers and putting them in and around your pup's mouth to stimulate the response to drink. I provide the water.
* A collar/harness/lead. I bought a bunch of pup harnesses and leads a while ago but not all pups fit into them anymore, so if your pup doesn't fit it, I won't send it in the puppy pack. You don't 'need' these items but if you're going to put your pup on a pad outside on a rest stop... because you know better than to put your pup elsewhere right? Right... the pup is surprisingly agile and can escape you. Having control of it is a smart idea.
* A carrier or plan in advance how you want to haul this pup back home. Carrying it can be a messy process! Pups can get car sick and usually do. They pee too. You'll want to plan ahead. A carrier gives them a den they can relax in safely, or deck out a footwell with pads and a towel for them to relax in. It'll give you a rest from carrying this squirming bundle of fun too.
* $$ if you haven't already paid for my services. Cash, cashier's check, money order Walmart, or in advance via Popmoney or Paypal IF you're a past client. If you don't have the payment, you won't get your puptato and you'll have to go back empty-handed and reschedule a pickup. That will end up costing you my boarding fee and I might make you drive to Latah as punishment because I'm evil. Just ask Meghan! ;)
What I'll Bring:
Puppy, puppy pack, a gallon of my water, the entertainment of seeing me ramble on in confusion as I talk to you all about your pups. That's always fun.
The below image is my car. It's easy to find.