5 Tips to Make Moving with Pets a BREEZE

Moving to a new home is an exciting time, but can be a bit stressful. If you have furry friends, moving can be a bigger undertaking that you plan for. If you're planning to buy a home near Eldon, MO and have pets, take a look at the tips below to learn how you can make it easier on yourself (and your beloved pets)! Here at Devine & Associates, we hope you can put these tips to good use!

1) Consider Your Pet's Comfort As You Pack

Many animals will get anxious as you start packing things up. They can tell a big change is coming, but they don't know what. Consider your pet's feelings as you start boxing up your belongings. Try to keep boxes in an un-seen room for as long as possible. Boxes piling up by the front door may lead your furry friend to feel uneasy.

2) Arrange for a Pet Sitter

If possible, try to have a friend or family member take your pet on moving day. This can help your beloved animal from being in the mix on this busy day. With movers in and out of your current and new home, your pet can easily get out a door and be gone. While your pet may not normally escape, moving can lead to anxiety for your animal and cause them to act out.

3) Update Your Pet's Tags

Ensure your pet's collar tags are up-to-date. This can help ensure a person can contact the owner if your pet does get away. If you are moving to a new town, make sure you have the proper vaccination information on hand while traveling with your furry friend. As soon as you get settled into your new home, register your pet with the city or county - if your new location requires it.

4) Think About Pet Safety During the Move

If you are moving during the summer months, ensure your vehicle is properly cooled down before your pet gets in. This can help keep your pet cool and avoid further stress on their body. Also harness or crate your animals, if they don't travel well.

5) Integrate Your Pet Quickly

As you arrive at your new property, show your pet around. This can help them start to get used to their new home. Try to bring a familiar item to give to your pet right away. A favorite toy or blanket with their scent can help ease the transition to their new space!

Our real estate agents in Eldon, Missouri are here to help you find the perfect home for you and your families' needs. Whether you have a bunch of animals or a single pet, it's important that they are comfortable during the moving process. Added stress can be hard for pets to handle - especially when they can't express their concern easily to their human owners! After reading this week's blog, you're ready to have a successful move with your furry friends!

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