As some people already know on here, I'll be getting my first puppy on Saturday, so it's all hands on deck in order grab the stuff puppy will need. I'm wanting to go out and get a crate for the pup, but my OH thinks that a playpen which we have already got from Amazon, with a bed at one side, food and water in the middle, and some puppy pads at the end will be ok for her. Will this be ok for her? I've read online that crates add security and makes the pup feel safe. I could always have the crate open as a bed as well since the playpen will be around it. Please help out a going to be new Dad!