Moving to a new home is a whole ordeal in and of itself. Our pets are part of the family and they should receive equal importance. Planning for this new adventure for our 4-legged friends needs extra attention.
First – Find a Pet-friendly Landlord
Looking for a rental property that takes in pet is the first step in getting a happy home. Be totally honest with the landlord/property management firm that you have a furry friend. Review their pet policy to make sure that you understand the rules and can live with them.
Second – Find the Perfect Home
Ideally look for a home with enough area that gives plenty of room for your furry babies to run around. A fence is crucial for a dog, but not required for a cat. Even if you have a close by park or pet friendly neighborhood having to walk your dog on a leash every time they need to go out can become tiresome. So our recommendation would be to find a suitable home.
Third – Make Your Moving Arrangements
Regardless of how far you have to go, we want to make sure our pooches and tabbies are as comfortable as they can. Before the move in, start getting your pet accustomed to a carrier. This will prepare them for the trip ahead and minimize the stress and trauma of a long drive or a flight.
Don’t forget to pay your vet a visit for a prescription if your pet is extra sensitive on travelling.
On the day of the move in, everyone may experiencing stress and pets can sense that. As much as you can, make the move in as exciting and happy as possible. Pets are like our children, calm voice and reassuring touch works for our pets too.
Finally – Get Them Adjusted to the New home
There may be a slight adjustment to your pets’ behavior as everyone is adjusting to the new environment. Give yourself and your pet an extra room for patience and understanding. Remember that this is all new to them and they may be feeling anxious. As much as possible try to take your fur babies for a daily walk around the neighborhood or to the park. It is best for them to get to know the neighborhood and make new friends.
These preparation tips will make your move in experience easier and more fun for you and your furry friends.