Pets are just like babies to us. Each one is an important member of the family, which is why announcing a new arrival is so exciting!
We’ve compiled a list of the best 28 puppy announcement ideas so you can find the perfect way to tell your friends and family you’re expecting.
So, let’s go through them.
28 Ways to Announce a New Puppy Arrival
1. Letter Board
A letter board is a classic and affordable way to tell everyone about your new family member(s)!
One popular quote to use is, “Our family is growing by four paws”.
2. Balloon Message
A visually appealing picture with big, shiny balloons makes a trendy announcement for any occasion, just like this pregnant dog couple’s adorable, “We’re expecting,” photograph.
3. Newborn Pics
What better way to share the arrival of a litter of puppies than to do a newborn photoshoot? Your friends and family will definitely, “Awe!” when they see your sweet puppy pictures.
“Unboxing” is another big internet trend, where people un-box the things they ordered online on video for their followers to see. Your sweet pooch poking its head out of a box for the camera will definitely steal the show!
5. Family Photo
A classic family photo featuring your new rescue dog or puppy is a great way to share the news AND create a lasting memory to look back on.
Bandanas are great because they can be customized to say what you want and look super cute! The “Biggie” and “Smalls” concept is great for a dog who is getting a younger (or smaller) sibling!
The internet is all about meme culture these days. If you don’t have the budget to do something elaborate, a simple but clever meme is the perfect way to share your news!
Taking a picture of your new dog’s personalized collar is an adorable way to announce their upcoming arrival using something you will probably need to get anyway.
Checking things off your to-do list can give you a great sense of accomplishment. Why not tell people that you’ve checked “Got a new puppy!” off your list with a cute sign like this one?
10. Puppy Shower
It’s a little unconventional, but why not invite your friends over to celebrate this new milestone? There’s a variety of invitations you can order online to tell people to save the date. There are tons of great puppy shower ideas themes to choose from: Mardi Gras, Hawaiian Luau or Popular Cartoon Dogs.
11. Maternity Shoot
Just like their human counterparts, pregnant dogs have a joyful glow to them. If your dog is expecting a litter of puppies, what better way to remember this special time than a maternity photoshoot?
12. Announcement Sign
This chalkboard-style adoption announcement sign on Etsy is one of many that you can find to share your news with the world. You can personalize the color, dog’s name, and date they were adopted.
13. Painted Pumpkin
Depending on the time of year there are ways you can get pretty creative with your dog/puppy announcement. A painted pumpkin with “We’re expecting” and a paw print is a great fall option!
14. Coffee Mug
A coffee mug with something cute like “Proud Dog Mom” can be a simple way to announce a new dog. Drink out of your new mug in front of your friends and see how long it takes for them to notice!
15. What to Expect When You’re Expecting [Puppies]
Many parents are familiar with the book WTEWYE. This soon-to-be father dog pictured reading about what to expect when you’re expecting puppies is a hilarious way to announce a litter!
16. Dog/Puppy Sweater
This Etsy listing lets you personalize a cute little doggy sweater. You can use the sweater to tell everyone that you got a new dog and have keep it as a souvenir to remember the special day.
Who doesn’t love baked goods? Gorgeously decorated baked goods announcing an upcoming new dog or puppy are even better!
18. Dog Supplies
New dogs need a lot of stuff. Water and food dishes, puppy toys, a bed, crate, etc. Photograph the stuff you’ve bought for your new family member to show everyone you’re prepared for the adventure of pet ownership.
19. Promoted to Big Brother/Sister Sign
This hanging sign available on Etsy is beautiful and a great way to tell people that your dog is gaining a sibling.
20. Announcement Book
Take a picture or leave this cute little book out for your friends and family to see – and question! Perfect for owners of dogs who are expecting.
21. Doggy Ultrasound
Whether your dog is having real puppies or you photo shop an image like the one above, a doggy ultrasound is a great way to announce you’re expecting. Your friends will double take to make sure you’re not having a human baby!
22. Puppy Gender Reveal
A cute gender reveal photoshoot for your new puppy is an excellent way to say you’ve added a special new member to the family. Blue decorations for a boy, pink for a girl.
23. Announcement Card
Postable links to some simple announcement cards that you can design to showcase your new pup. Along with a picture, you can add info like their name, weight, height, and when they were adopted.
24. Personalize Your Answering Machine
This one is an oldie, but a goodie. Just like those greetings with cute baby babbling, you can update your greeting to include some puppy barks… in case anyone wants to leave your furry friend a message.
25. Make Your Dog an Instagram
It’s not uncommon for people to create social media pages for their dogs. Set up an account for your new pup so your friends and family can follow their adventures and watch them grow!
26. YouTube Video
If you’re extroverted or have an internet presence you may consider filming a YouTube video to share with your followers that you got a new dog.
27. Christmas Tree Ornament
This is just one example of a tree ornament used to post about a new dog in the family. There are tons of sellers that offer personalized ornaments online and would make the perfect winter announcement.
28. Include Your Kids/Other Pets
Get creative! Make your announcement personal by including your interests, kids, and other pets to make it even more special.
It's Paw Time
As you can see, there are dozens of ways that you can announce the arrival of a new dog, puppy, or even a litter of puppies!
The trick to choosing the right way to tell people is finding something that clicks with your family’s situation, time, budget, and personality.
Next, naming your puppy… What will you name the little buddy? Looking to name your new friend something unusually awesome? We got you covered - click here for dog name inspiration.
Introducing us to your fur baby, and let us know which one of these ideas you used? Do you have other creative ideas to announce your new puppy arrival? Share with us in the comments below.