10 Things To Keep In Mind Before Moving With Your Dog (Part 2)

Moving houses with dogs can be extremely stressful and dog parents, who have moved houses, know this all too well! I’ve moved houses with my dog, and let me tell you that the first time moving was extremely stressful.

My dog and I were both in uncharted territories. A few moves later, I am now able to provide you some tips to make moving with dogs as smooth as possible. Here’s Part 1, in case you missed it!

1. Packing

While packing, the room where your dog is most comfortable should be the last to be packed. This will make them less stressed out as they look forward to the big move day.

2. Dog Documents

Make sure that your dog’s health certificate is safely put with all your other documents and easily reachable when you need it. Depending on state laws, state troopers may ask to see your dog’s health certificate and if you fail to provide one, you might be charged a fine.

3. Dog-Friendly

Assume that the house you’re moving in isn’t ready to occupy and you need to stay in a hotel for a few days, please make sure that the hotel is dog-friendly. Don’t take their website’s word for it, instead call the hotel and find out what their pet policies are and if they have restrictions on breed or height of the dog.

4. Keep Your Dog’s Stuff Easy-To-Reach

Your dog’s bowls, toys and other things that they use every day should be easily accessible so that when you move into a new house, you can set up their space as soon as possible. This way your dog can relax while you unpack everything else.

5. Maintain Old Routines

If you used to walk your dog at 5 PM in your old house, take them out for a walk at the same time in the new house. Your dog likes to stick to routines and would appreciate a sense of normalcy.

Do you have any moving tips you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments!

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