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Relocating With Your Pet: Essential Resources

If your family includes a beloved animal companion, moving can be complicated. As a pet owner and a home buyer, you want to make sure your pet will have a bright future wherever you settle down, especially if you adopted them with the help of a rescue organization like P.E.T.S. But if you’re not sure how to manage the logistics of moving with a pet, planning in advance will help you feel confident moving forward. These resources can help you with every aspect of moving as a pet owner, from finding the right neighborhood to unpacking in your new home.

Find Your Family’s New Home

You may be wondering how you can find a property that suits the needs of everyone in your family, especially your pet. These tips will help guide you!

● Determine which home features your family will need, including your pet, and create a budget based on these specifications and your financial portfolio.

● Find a real estate agent who understands that you’ll be browsing listings with your pet in mind.

● When you begin searching for homes on the market, look out for these tell-tale signs that you’re in a pet-friendly neighborhood.

● As you tour homes, keep in mind that you will need to take certain precautions because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Keep Your Pet Happy on Moving Day

Getting ready to move with your pet in tow can be stressful. Follow these tips to make moving day easier for everyone.

● As you pack up, label boxes with your pet’s belongings so that you won’t lose track of these important items.

● Focus on crate training your dog before moving day so that they will stay calm and relaxed in the car.

● Are you going to drive to your destination? If so, this guide to planning a road trip with your dog will help your pooch stay safe in the car.

Hire a dog sitter for the big day. That way, you won’t worry about watching your pet when you arrive and start unpacking.

Letting Your Pet Settle In

Your pet might be a bit nervous as they get used to an unfamiliar place. Here’s how you can set them up for a bright future in your new home.

Unpack your pet’s belongings early. Having their toys to play with and bed to sleep in will help them adjust quickly.

● Note any signs of stress in your dog, and make sure to give them extra care and attention if they seem anxious.

● As soon as you arrive, it’s time to set up an appointment with a new veterinarian in your area.

● Does your dog need to let off some steam? Take them to a safe dog park nearby.

As you begin looking for a property where your family can begin this next chapter of your lives, it’s important to think about what’s best for your pet, too. After all, moving is a major undertaking. With the right resources, you can find a home that is right for every member of your family, including your furry friend.

Want to contribute to an organization that helps animals in need? Consider getting involved with P.E.T.S. to support animals waiting for loving homes! Call 530-527-8702 today to find out how you can help.

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