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Moving when you have a pet can be both exciting and challenging. You want a neighborhood with shops and venues that you can enjoy together – one that has cat-loving neighbors or well-reviewed dog parks close by. But you also need to find a home that meets your needs. Ideally, you find the home that you and your pet have been dreaming of. Here, Dachshund Royalty shows you how to make the home-buying and moving process a happy memory that you can hopefully use to create a much-cherished story of your own!
Tying Up the Loose Ends
Choosing a home in the right neighborhood will impact your pet’s and your family’s happiness more than you think.
- Firstly, you’ll need to consider letting go of your current home before heading to a new home in a new neighborhood. It may be a question of buying before selling or selling before buying, which is why you should weigh out the pros and cons of each before making a final decision. Click here for more information.
- Look into a pet-friendly neighborhood if you and your pet enjoy the outdoors. Make use of apps like Dog Park Finder Plus, BarkHappy, and Dog Park Assistant to help you find pet-friendly parks in a jiffy.
- When choosing a home, check with the landlord if pets are allowed on the property. You may also need to consult with your HomeOwners Association to see if any special rules and regulations apply regarding pet ownership.
Getting Your Pet Settled In
Once you have found a home and are ready to move in, you need to get the essentials to make your pet comfortable in their new home.
- Residence Style suggests considering the interior of the home itself. Maybe you need to construct a fence in the backyard to keep him safe. Or perhaps you need a separate area for him to play indoors. A pet playpen can be beneficial here.
- Make sure that your pet has the basics that they are used to from your previous home. Keeping their dog bed or familiar blankets and toys around instead of replacing his treasured items with brand-new ones can make them feel more secure.
- If you are considering getting new pet items, consider ticking off a pet checklist to ensure you have everything covered as far as pet essentials go. Look online for a free resource for pet lovers to help you find veterinarian-reviewed products for your furry family member.
Spend Time with Your Pet During and After the Move
Spending as much time with your pet during the move as well as after can help them cope better with the change.
- Zen and the Art of Dog says to try to stick to a routine. If your pet is used to a scheduled playtime with you, then you should try your best to stick with this custom so that he doesn’t feel the change as much.
- It’s important to reduce work-induced stress. Taking some leave off work or working from home can help to alleviate the stress of working and moving.
- When you feel happier and calmer, your dog is likely to feel more relaxed. Taking your pet with you when you need some downtime is a good idea to unwind. Consider out-of-the-box ideas such as working out with your pet, attending a sporting event together, or going on a hike.
- For those times when you’re not able to be home with your furry friend for an extended period, check out the professional sitting services that are nearby.
Find the Perfect Place
Moving with your pet and keeping them happy might require you to be extra diligent about where you choose to live and what you choose to do for fun. But it will be worth it if the transition can be a positive rather than a stressful one at the end of the day. So start looking around with your and your pet’s best interests in mind. You’re sure to find the perfect home in no time!
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