Before you head to my house, please make sure that you have acquired the essential items that you will need for your puppy, food being the most important (see page above called: WHAT TO BUY???). Do not wait until the last minute as dog food can take a long time and not all pet stores will carry the specific ones I use. It is imperative that you do not switch your puppy's food immediately if you want to switch, it is a 2-week process or else your puppy could become very sick.
When your puppy comes to your home, he/she will weigh between 4 to 6 pounds. Puppies' neck size when they go home is usually between 6 or 8 inches. So you will need a tiny COLLAR at first, and you will need a TAG with your puppy's name and phone number, and of course a LEASH and a HARNESS.
For now, do NOT get a collar and tag yet, as Émile might have decided to give a little departure gift to all his offsprings with their name and phone numbers...
If you get a HARNESS now, get an Extra Small, but remember it's only for your own pleasure to use in your own home or your families and friend's… your puppy will not be able to go in the street until they get all their puppy vaccinations at about 4 months old. So until then, you can only practice walking them, but cannot go walk them on the street or go to a park because of the risk of Parvo which is very serious in California. Once your 3 puppy shots are done the world is yours! You can go out without your puppy having received the RABIES shots. Because of animal control's law, vets often advise to give Rabies at 4 months, I really would advise you to wait until your small breed puppy is 6 months old. There is no Rabies epidemy in California, so you are safe to go out in the world without them having that shots for an extra two months (Go on any Cavalier puppy site on Facebook, and you will see that they think the same way as I do). Some vets are very nice, but can be very trigger-happy when it comes to vaccinations: it is very important that you do NOT let them give the LEPTO shots to your puppy (it's only for the big breeds and could cause seizures or worst). In one of my previous litter, I had a new family vet who re-did the first vaccination shot that I had just given to that puppy at my vet, and even proceeded in re-doing all the dewormings again for no reason and without testing... Please, do not let them do that, it's too rough on your puppy, and you will only risk stomach problems or worst... plus your vet bill will be astronomical, I am certain 😉
DON'T WORRY, ALL THIS VACCINATION STUFF IS WRITTEN IN MY CONTRACT SO THAT YOU HAVE IT HANDY & CAN TAKE IT WITH YOU FOR REFERENCE ON YOUR FIRST VET VISIT, WITH THE PAPERS THAT MY VET WILL HAVE ALSO INCLUDED.