Home Buying & Move Planning Resources for Families With Pets

July 4, 2024

Finding a Pet-Friendly Home
Being a pet parent means finding a home where your furry kids can be healthy and happy.

⦁ You can use my website property search to find homes with fenced yards and other pet-friendly features you and your fur babies may need.
⦁ Or you can have experienced real estate pros like me to help you find your perfect pet-friendly home.
⦁ Just keep in mind that you will likely need to leave your pets at home when viewing potential homes, so you may also need to ⦁ find a pet sitter.
Virtual tools can also come in handy if you prefer not to leave your furkids at home, or if you have other concerns about viewing homes in-person.

Preparing Pets for a Move
Once you find your dream home, you should start making plans for a stress-free move.

⦁ You can start by ⦁ connecting with moving services to see if they have experience in working in homes with pets.
⦁ You may also want to place your pets in a secure ⦁ crate or leave them with pet sitters, to keep them from being stressed out by having strangers in their home.
⦁ Then you can ⦁ start packing all of your boxes but be sure to leave out your pets’ favorite toys or beds to help them feel comfortable during your move.
⦁ Also start checking for ⦁ pet-friendly accommodations along your route and always call ahead to confirm any pet rules or restrictions.

Settling into a New Home
Change can be hard on your pets, so spend some extra time helping them feel comfortable.

⦁ You can help your pets ⦁ feel at home in a new house by putting out those fave possessions you left unpacked and of course, giving them lots of attention.
⦁ Or you can consider using some ⦁ stress-relieving snacks like CBD cat treats.
⦁ Also keep in mind ⦁ that walking your dogs can provide some relief from moving anxiety and stress, both for them and for you.
⦁ Finally, be sure to ⦁ microchip your pets before you move or begin settling into your new home, just in case they get nervous and bolt or get lost.