Buying Your HomeLiving In Your Home May 16, 2023

Making Your Pets Comfortable in Your New Home!

Tips on Making Your Pets Comfortable in Your New Home!

Finding a new home is easy with #teamERA, but unfortunately, moving into your home can find individuals in a very stressful state. The chaos and nervous energy affect our furry family as well. They know we are excited and anxious, so they likely feel the effects.


Here are some tips on transitioning our pets to our new home.

1.     Reduce Your Pets’ Anxiety

Before, during, and after the move, it is crucial to consider your pet as an individual. Is there a routine that can make your pet more comfortable? Remember their preferences as you pack up those last boxes and load the moving van for the final trip to the new house. Remember, the home is new for them as well.


2.     Keep Old Routines

Most pets have a schedule and do well when they do their routines. They like to eat simultaneously, go for walks, and feel safe through old smells, toys, beds, and daily activities. Even spending time on the new floor with your pets works to spread your scent and presence quickly.


3.      Ensure all pets are healthy

If you are moving cross country or down the street, make sure that your pet is looked at by a professional to see if their shots are up to date, there are no unlying conditions, and feeling their best can lead to less stress.  Also, knowing what plants in your new yard could be harmful and making sure the fence, if applicable, is stable and ready for outdoor play are essential things to consider.

Animals are our extended family. Their physical and mental well-being can make a move much easier if you put in specific strategies to make it comfortable for them.  Make sure to include your furry friends in walks of the new neighborhood, introduce them to new friends, and make them comfortable in their new home. 

In honor of our love for all animals, we actively support our local humane societies with their Amazon Wishlist and events to keep pets safe and healthy in our communities. If you want to know more about how to help your local chapter, find more information here.