We're getting a new puppy very soon and I couldn't be more excited! But with great responsibility comes a lot of advice and possibly unnecessary products, kind of like when I was making a baby registry. While pup won't be getting a wipe warmer, there are some things we'll definitely need, from the basics to some nice-to-have accessories and toys. But just because I'm dog-focused at the moment, I didn't leave out you other pet owners! I rounded up stuff for cat parents along with hamster and fish parents, too. My goal was to create a pet parent starter pack so you don't go out and buy crazy things your pet might not actually like or use (you won't know until you get more acquainted with your new bestie) while forgetting important essentials!
From the best dog harnesses and leashes to cat condos and scratching posts, here's what you need to start life as a new pet parent.