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Got Pets? Prepare Them for Your Move by Doing These 5 Things

Taylor's Relocation

Got Pets? Prepare Them for Your Move by  Doing These 5 Things

Whether relocating down the street or interstate, moving house is always a stressful experience for the whole family – even your furry kids. With a bit of planning, you can make the transition as easy and safe as possible.

Here are five tips to help you through the process.

Before the Move

  1. Seeing you pack up can make your dog nervous. If they start acting out, this could be why. Having a few boxes and suitcases beforehand can help ease your dog’s anxiety. Pack little by little and leave their things for last.
  2. Make sure your dog is microchipped and has an identification tag with your mobile number on their collar. Moves can get hectic and dogs are more likely to be confused and can run off. It’s always better to be prepared for the worst. Find a new local vet ahead of time and help your dog get familiar with the area.


  1. If you can, have your pet stay with a pet sitter while you move across to your new house. If it’s a big move, travelling with you, preferably in a crate, will lower your dog’s stress on the big day. If it’s a long drive, make enough stops for your dog to get fresh air, a bit of exercise, and relieve themselves.
  2. Unpack your dog’s things first and arrange them how they were in your old house if possible. You should set up their space in a secure room until you can dog-proof the whole house and yard. Since familiar smells will help your dog feel at ease, keep their toys, bed, and blankets unwashed. You can even gently rub a soft cloth on your dog’s face and then dab it around the room to help them feel at home.

After the Move

  1. All the new sights, sounds, and smells will be exciting for your dog, but you won’t want to overwhelm them. Introduce your dog to the neighbours one by one. If they love socialising with other dogs, take them to make new friends at the closest dog park.

With a bit of pooch preparation, you can help your pets comfortably settle into their new home. It’s easy to forget that it’s a big move for them too!

If you’re looking for a moving company to help keep the process as smooth as possible, call us on 8265 4561.


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