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How to Successfully Plan A Move with A Pet

Saint Charles Couple Packing Moving Boxes with their Jack Russel TerrierBeing a pet owner means being flexible and being willing to go the extra mile of planning and preparation. Such is the case when you move to a new Saint Charles rental home! Regardless of where you relocate, moving can be very stressful for your pet. When you make the necessary arrangements, you can avoid stressing your pet when it’s time to move to a new home. Read along to get tips on how to make your move with your pet a successful one.

Walk the Neighborhood

If your move is taking you to a new area, it’s important to get a sense of how pet-friendly your new neighborhood will be. Make sure that your new home is in an area that provides access to everything that your pet needs. Doing this will also give you the chance to scout out potential problems in the area. Such as walking around the neighborhood if you have a dog. It could complicate things if there are unfriendly neighborhood dogs or other pets running loose while you’re walking your dog.

On Moving Day

When the day of the move finally comes, it’s imperative that you have all of the logistics of moving with your pet nailed down. Packing and moving will generally create stress that can lead to fear and anxiety for your pet. Cats and dogs often become destructive once they’re anxious. To keep their anxiety low, plan to put your pet in a secluded, quiet area like an unused room or yard. You might even think about boarding your pet or having a friend take them to a different location to keep them away from the hustle and bustle of moving day.

Transporting Your Pet

Your pet is also moving to a new home, right along with you and your furniture. It’s wise to take some time to acclimate your pet to the coming trip to their new home, especially if your pet has rarely been in a crate or vehicle. Introduce your pet to a crate before the move so that it can get used to moving in and out of it. Use treats to help them form positive associations with the crate. To make the crate less threatening and more comfortable for your pet, you can also add a few blankets before hitting the road.

Coming Home

Open windows, poisonous houseplants — these are just a few hazards that your pet might run into. So, make sure you do one final check before allowing your pet to run around freely in the new home. Once you’ve made the necessary checks and arrangements, you can then introduce your pet to the new home. Be sure to help your pet acclimate by offering encouragement and comfort. Before you allow your pet to explore the neighborhood, make sure you already have a good read of the location. Doing so can help your pet familiarize itself with the area so that it can find its way back home if they escape or wander off.

Sure, moving into a new home with a pet can be difficult, but it’s definitely not impossible — especially when you have these tips to work with! Are you in the market for a new pet-friendly rental home? Real Property Management Endeavor can help! Check out our great rental home listings in your area.

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