The Home Buying and Moving Process: Tips for Pet Owners

If you’re a pet owner who is in the process of buying a new home, you may be feeling a little anxious about how the move will affect your furry friend. Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! Today, Gulliver’s Tail offers some time-tested tips and advice on making the home buying and moving process as smooth and stress-free as possible for your pet. We’ll also provide some helpful tips on how to help your pet adjust to its new home.

Be Willing to Compromise (a Bit)

When you’re house hunting, it’s important to keep your pet’s needs in mind. However, you also don’t want to compromise on your own needs too much. Try to find a home that meets most of your needs, and is comfortable for your pet. If there are some things that you’re not willing to compromise on, be sure to mention them to your real estate agent. They may be able to help you find a home that’s a better fit for your family.

It’s also important to research the prices of homes in the area where you’re looking – especially if you’re trying to decide whether you want to rent or buy, since both options have their benefits and your decision will probably depend on the prices in your area. You may also find that some areas are more pet-friendly than others, so it’s worth considering this when you’re looking for a new home.

Don’t Shun a Smaller Home

Many people automatically disregard smaller homes because they assume they won’t have enough space. However, if you take the time to measure your needs and find a home that meets them, you may not need as much space as you think. And, if you’re lucky, the home may even come with a yard for your pet to run around in!

If that’s not the case, don’t worry – many towns and cities have parks where your furry friend can get plenty of exercise.

Put in a Fence

Installing a fence around your property is a great way to keep your pet safe as they roam the backyard. Not only will this prevent them from running off, but it will also keep them from getting into fights with other animals in the neighborhood.

When looking for a contractor to install your fence, be sure to read online reviews first. This will help you find a company that you can trust and that has a good reputation. Plus, it’s always a good idea to get several quotes before making a final decision.

Keep Your Pet Stress-Free

Moving can be a stressful time for any pet, but there are a few things you can do to help keep them calm and relaxed. First, try to keep their daily routine as normal as possible. This means feeding them on schedule and giving them plenty of attention, which includes taking them for walks.

You may also want to consider crate training your pet during the move. This will help keep them calm and secure in their new environment. Especially if you have a larger pet, check objective reviews to make sure you’re getting the best deal on the safest possible product. And don’t forget to pack a few of their favorite toys and treats to help make the transition smoother.

Before moving day, take your dog for walks around the neighborhood so they can get used to their new surroundings. If possible, take them into your new home and spend some time playing with them there, as this will help them associate the move with positive experiences. And on moving day itself, be sure to feed them in their new home to help create a sense of comfort and familiarity. However, don’t let them run free as soon as you’re all moved in. Instead, keep them nearby to watch for behavior such as destroying items/furniture or marking their territory. Keeping them in a crate or on a leash will let you know when you need to address any issues. Plus, having them close will help you both feel more at home in your new place.


You can easily keep your pet comfortable as you move homes when you use the right strategies. Remember to research home prices and storage units in your new area, consider installing a fence around your new property, and take steps to reduce their stress. You and your pet will transition smoothly into your next chapter!

Written by Guest Author

Nick Burton

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