Moving house with pets

There are a few situations in life that most of us agree are pretty stressful, and moving house is one of them. As a real estate agent, it’s our job to assist people with what can be such a difficult and emotional time and try to make the process a little bit easier. If you have pets, moving house can be even more stressful and the wellbeing of your furry (or feathered or scaled) friend should be paramount, along with your own safety and happiness and a smooth transition. Sheesh just writing about moving is stressing me out.

So being the helpful guy that I am, and you can expect this level of helpfulness from any of our real estate professionals at Century 21, I thought I’d give you some tips on how to make moving with pets a smidge less stressful. One of the most important things to do is to source a new vet in your new suburb. You don’t want to be faced with driving back to your old hood if something suddenly goes wrong with your little friend. Also before you move in, prepare your new house for pets. Animals can get frightened in new surroundings and you should get all of your pets familiar things out and in place as soon as you can so they know they are at home. It’s also wise to give the new owners of the home you left your number and a photo of your pet in case he or she finds their way back there. Unless you’re moving continents of course, and then that’s a rather unlikely scenario.

 When you’re about to do the actual move, and if you’re moving in a car, use a well ventilated carrier and give your buddy a few of his favourite toys. And of course have plenty of plastic baggies and paper towels on hand for any travel mishaps. If you know that travel is stressful for your pet have a chat to your vet about what they can do to mellow the little fella out while in transit. Just make sure you don’t steal those doggie valiums for your own moving-shattered nerves, as tempting as that may be… 
Posted by Charles Tarbey on 17/12/2009 at 9:54 AM | Categories:

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waggi

waggi wrote on 11/01/2010 2:55 PM

Great post.
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home removal boxes wrote on 02/03/2010 10:55 PM

Thanks for the post! the photo idea is a brilliant one!

Believe it or not i've heard a few people trying to transport their fish tanks with the water and fish still in. A quick note, this is NOT a good idea and will not only damage your tank and possibly car interior when the water overflows but you may have no living fish when you arrive at your destination!

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