Moving day is a stressful major life event that you will have to plan for in advance. Prior to finding your dream home, there are the researching neighborhoods, finding the right schools, overall buying process and let’s not forget packing those cardboard boxes to load in the moving truck. You might not realize the stress this causes your pet Mr. Buttons.

Here are 3 suggestions that might help moving with pets a smooth the transition.

Selecting a “Pet Friendly” Neighborhood and Home

When selecting your home make sure the neighborhood seems safe for pets by looking for red flags such as aggressive, bark happy, or unattended dogs walking through the neighborhood. Walking around the neighborhood to determining whether the area is safe for your pet will prevent surprises.

Pet Friendly Square Footage

Cats and Dogs have different needs in space. Cats need enough space that will enable you to create virtual spaces with kitty blocks and shelves for them to occupy there time. Dogs need to have both indoor space and outdoor backyard space to potty, play and run freely, as well having their reserved spots in the home.

Settling In

After unpacking your belonging at the end of a long day, you might think that your pet can run around your home to get familiar and settle in. However, this could cause anxiety and stress- that could result to potty surprises around your new living room. To help with your Pets transition make sure you prepare their belongings in the new room such as toys, food bowls, treats, and litter box for cats. This will help your pet adjust in a shorter less stressful amount of time. Always continue to introduce your pet to all the areas to your home. Remember- Moving day is a big day for your pet Mr. Buttons, so help them feel as excited as you are about your new home.