Moving with Pets Made Easy

Dated: October 24 2023

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Moving to a new home with your furry friends? Follow these essential tips to make the transition as smooth as possible. From packing a pet overnight bag to creating a secure yard, we've got you covered! Your pets will thank you for it. 

1. Prepare an Overnight Pet Bag:

Before the move, pack a bag with your pet's essentials, including food, water, toys, blankets, and any necessary medications. Having their familiar items on hand will help them feel secure during the transition.

2. Keep Them Away from the Moving Action:

During the hustle and bustle of moving day, it's best to keep your pets in a quiet, safe space, away from the movers and potential hazards. This reduces stress and ensures their safety.

3. Make Sure Your New Yard is Escape-Proof:

If you have a yard at your new home, inspect it to ensure it's secure. Check for gaps or openings that your pet could slip through, and make any necessary repairs or adjustments to prevent escape.

4. Provide a Quiet, Comfortable Space:

Set up a quiet and comfortable area in your new home where your pet can retreat to if they become anxious or overwhelmed. This designated space will help them feel secure as they adjust to their new surroundings.

5. Update Their Identification Tags ASAP:

As soon as you move, update your pet's identification tags with your new address and contact information. This is crucial to ensure a swift return if your pet ever gets lost in the new neighborhood.

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Erin Field

Ottawa-born and seasoned REALTOR® Erin Field started her journey at RE/MAX in 1997, over 27 years ago. With deep roots in one of Canada’s most active real estate markets, Erin brings valuable prof....

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