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How to Successfully Plan A Move with A Pet

Ferndale Couple Packing Moving Boxes with their Jack Russel TerrierAs a pet owner, there are plenty of times when having a pet entails performing some additional planning and preparation. Moving to a new Ferndale rental home is one of those times. Regardless of where you are moving, the process of moving can be a dreadful and disorienting time for your pet. To help lessen anxiety and really ease your pet’s transition into their new home, it’s essential to have a plan ready for the big day – and indeed, even beyond. Make your move a successful one with your pet by sticking to these few very easy suggestions.

Walk the Neighborhood

If your move is taking you to a new area, it’s imperative to get a view and sense of how pet-friendly your new neighborhood will be. Not only do you need for your home to be the appropriate size and layout for you and your pet, but at the same time, the area should have access to things your pet will need. You should additionally be on the alert for any unexpected issues that may transpire. Take one example, if you own a dog, you’ll need a place to walk around outside your neighborhood. But take note, you’ll have to look out for unfriendly neighborhood dogs or people who enable their pets to run loose – either one could right away become a threat to you and your pet.

On Moving Day

As you pack up your things and kick off the transition into your new home, it’s significant to have a plan in place for what to do with your pet. Packing and moving will lead to lots of mess and commotion, both of which can bring on feelings of fear and anxiety in your pet. Cats and dogs may cower, get in the way, or even become destructive. To keep their anxiety low, prepare to have your pet in a rather secluded, calm space such as an unused room or yard. You might even consider boarding your pet or having a friend take them to a different area to keep them away from the turmoil of the moving day.

Transporting Your Pet

Your pet is also moving to a new home, right alongside you and your furniture. So it’s a brilliant idea to take a few moments to acclimate your pet to the upcoming trip to their new home, primarily if your pet has seldom been in a crate or vehicle. You can easily introduce your pet to a crate early in the process and let them get acquainted with moving in and out of it. Put treats to support them to form positive associations with the crate. Following that, when you’re ready to move, make your pet comfortable with blankets both inside and on top of the crate to help lower the noise and visual overload.

Coming Home

By the time you carry your pet into their new home for the first time, do a final check to make certain that your place is free from common hazards like open windows or poisonous houseplants. Afterward, introduce your pet to their new home after you’ve moved in your things if it is possible. Assure to help your pet acclimate by giving encouragement and solace. And if your pet will be spending some time outside, take some time to start exploring the neighborhood and learn the lay of the land. This can help your pet find their way back to their new home if they run away from your home or get lost.

Moving with a pet can, indeed, be a problem, though you can make your pet’s transition into their new home hassle-free and successful with some mindful planning and organizing. Are you in the market for a new pet-friendly rental home? Real Property Management Advantage can help! Check out our great rental home listings in your area.

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