About our Store

Established in 2006, Precious Pups & Paws is family owned and operated store dedicated to providing healthy, adorable puppies to individuals, couples, and families looking to find the newest furry member of their family.

Here at Precious Pups & Paws we truly love dogs and treat them as part of our family. We are genuinely passionate about the work we do and the services we render - and it shows in the number of highly satisfied customers we've served over the years, As seasoned pet shop operators and breeders, we see to it that we offer only the best quality puppies and pet accessories at honest, fair prices. We also offer financing plans that make pet ownership as easy on the budget as possible.

Our adorable puppies are housed in minature baby cribs in our puppy nursery.  They are socialized and exercised daily so they are ready to join your family. 

Located at 143 Mitchells Chance Rd Edgewater, Md 21037, Precious Pups & Paws serves clients looking for top quality designer and pure breed puppies coming from Washington, Baltimore, Annapolis, Maryland, and other neighboring areas.







 
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​Adorable Puppies for Sale!
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​​​Care of your Puppy
What Do I Need?Care of Your Puppy
There are over 150 breeds of dogs
registered with the American Kennel Club
in addition to breeds registered
Prior to bringing your new puppy home,
purchase the following items to care for
your new pet:
 Dishes for food and water
 a bed
 a collar
 a leash
 an identification tag
 crate with bedding
 teething toys
​Fleas and Ticks
There are many flea and tick products
available that will prevent infestation and
will kill these parasites. Follow the
recommendations of your pet store or
your veterinarian.
​Bringing Your Puppy Home
Place the bed in a quiet area that is draft
free, out of the way of foot traffic and not
subject to temperature extremes. Your
puppy will require a lot of sleep and naps.
If you have children, limit playtime with the
puppy, as it will get tired quickly.
​Grooming
Most puppies enjoy a bath and brushing.
Purchase the shampoo and brush your pet
store or veterinarian recommends for the
breed of the pup you have chosen. The
bath water should be warm. Check
temperature of water with your elbow. If
comfortable for you, it will be
comfortable for your puppy. Rinse and
re-rinse your pet before drying with a
large towel and a hand held hair dryer.
Brushing when almost dry helps fluff up
the hair coat.
​Legal Requirements
Check with your local government
concerning the legal obligations you will
need to meet regarding your new puppy,
including:
 Dog licensing
 Proof of rabies vaccination
 Microchipping
 Mandatory spay/neuter laws
 Waste removal and leash laws
​Visiting the Vet
As soon as possible, take your puppy to a
veterinarian. In addition to a general
health check-up, your puppy will need
vaccinations and a worming analysis.
Spaying or neutering your puppy prevents
overpopulation in an already overcrowded
world. If you do not wish to breed your pet,
spaying or neutering is a good idea. Check
with your local dog-licensing bureau
because it may be required in your area.
​Housebreaking
There are three keys to success when
housetraining your puppy:
 take your puppy outside
immediately after naps and meals;
 lavish praise when your puppy is
successful; and
 patience.
Using a crate with bedding will encourage
your puppy to wait until he gets to an
approved area to relieve himself.
Your puppy’s muscles grow as they grow,
and frequent urination is natural—which is
why you need to take your puppy to an
approved area immediately following naps
and meals.
Your puppy only wants to please you, so
praising your pet when he is successful
ingrains good behavior. If the puppy makes
a “mistake” in the house, do not resort to
hitting. Puppies have short memory spans,
so they will not understand what the
punishment is for. If you see your puppy
relieving himself in the house, take him
outside immediately. If he is caught making
a mess, a firm “no” while clapping your
hands loudly should be his only
punishment.
Setting a feeding and walking schedule will
help your puppy adjust, and make
housebreaking successful. If your puppy
does relieve himself in the house, it should
be cleaned and deodorized as soon as
possible to prevent reoccurrence. And
remember, patience, patience, patience!







​​Diet
Most veterinarians agree that young
puppies should be fed three times a day
until they are about six months old, and
then twice a day until they are fullygrown.
Adult dogs need to be fed only
once a day. Feed a high quality food.
Your pet store can recommend the proper
food to use for the various stages of your
pet’s life. Feed puppies what they can
consume in five to ten minutes. Remove
uneaten food and clean the dish after each
meal. Try to feed your puppy at the same
time each day so he adjusts to a schedule.
Your pet will usually want to relieve itself
after eating. By taking your puppy outside
after mealtime, you are accomplishing an
important step in housebreaking.
Avoid feeding your dog table scraps,
particularly chicken or turkey bones and
chop bones. Between meals, treats can be
fed sparingly and used as rewards for
relieving itself outside, reinforcing
housetraining. Be careful not to provide
too many treats, because this can become
a health problem.
Water is an absolute necessity and must
be available at all times. Keep the water
bowl in the feeding area, as the puppy
will usually drink after eating. The bowl
should be washed and refilled often
because food particles tend to fall into the water