Do you have a move in your future, but you’re worried how your pets will take it? Check out Apartment Therapy’s tips to make sure your best friend will adjust well to their new home!
If possible, visit your new home and take a walk around the new neighborhood with your pet before you move in, so they can get familiar with the area and the smells of their new home.
Leaving Fido or Fluffy with a friend while you finish up the packing and moving can ease your pet’s anxiety over seeing all your belongings being moved out of the house.
Pack all the stuff they need to be comfortable, like toys, bowls and their bed, separately and place them in the new apartment before your dog enters. Seeing their familiar stuff as soon as they arrive can make them comfortable and ensures them that they’re at their home.
Get a few new toys and chewing stuff so the dogs can be distracted and have a place to direct their nervous energy, thereby making the move positive. Give your dog the new toys as soon as you enter your new place.
As soon as your dogs have familiarized themselves with their new home, take them for a walk around their new neighborhood to get rid of some that energy and make sure they can chill out when they get back home.