Moving is no doubt a stressful time. You have to cancel utility services, forward your mail, change your mailing address on personal accounts, and much more. But you aren’t the only one affected by change. If you’re moving with pets, expect your furry friends to deal with heightened anxiety levels as well. Pets don’t understand the process, and in unfamiliar surroundings, there are likely to be some problems. However, you can take steps to ensure a smooth transition for your pet.
When moving with pets, pack your pet’s favorite toys in an easily accessible box and unpack this box as soon as you arrive at the new place. With his familiar toys and personal items, your pet will feel comfortable and quickly adjust to his new surroundings.
In addition, carefully supervise your pet until he is fully adjusted to the new home. Don’t leave garage doors or back yard gates opened. Your pet may leave the property and attempt to find his old home. For this reason, you should immediately update your pet’s collar with your new address and updated phone number, if applicable.