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Moving with Pets



             Moving with Pets by Liz Souza

Moving can be a stressful experience for anyone, but it can be especially difficult for our furry friends. As a real estate agent, it’s important to understand the challenges that come with moving with pets and provide your clients with the resources they need to make the transition as smooth as possible.

Here are some tips for moving with pets:

  1. Plan ahead: Moving can be a chaotic time, so it’s important to plan ahead to minimize stress for both you and your pets. Make sure you have a clear timeline for the move and start preparing early. This includes booking pet-friendly accommodations if necessary, finding a new veterinarian in the area, and updating your pet’s identification tags and microchip information.
  2. Keep your pets in mind when choosing a new home: When looking for a new home, consider your pet’s needs. For example, if you have a dog, you’ll want to look for a home with a yard or close proximity to a park. If you have a cat, you’ll want to ensure there are no escape routes or potential hazards.
  3. Prepare your pet for the move: Start preparing your pets for the move at least a few weeks in advance. This can include gradually introducing them to their carriers, taking short car rides, and creating a familiar environment in their new home by bringing some of their favorite toys and bedding.
  4. Consider hiring a pet sitter: On moving day, it’s a good idea to hire a pet sitter or ask a friend to take care of your pets. This will ensure they are safe and comfortable while you focus on the move.
  5. Take extra precautions during transport: When transporting your pets, make sure they are secure and comfortable. Use a carrier for cats and small dogs, and a harness and seatbelt for larger dogs. Make sure you have plenty of food, water, and treats on hand, as well as any medications they may need.
  6. Help your pet settle in: Once you’ve arrived at your new home, give your pet time to adjust to their new surroundings. Set up their favorite toys and bedding, and stick to their usual routine as much as possible. This will help them feel more comfortable and secure in their new environment.

Moving can be stressful, but with a little planning and preparation, it doesn’t have to be for our furry friends. As a real estate agent, you can help your clients by providing them with the information and resources they need to make the move as smooth as possible. By taking the extra time and effort to help your clients and their pets, you’ll build trust and loyalty that will last for years to come.