Animals bring people a lot of joy, but they can often get in the way when they’re in situations they don’t understand. Even though your dog would help you if she could, she just won’t do you any favors when it comes time to make a big move. Make sure to hire a household moving company well in advance of your transition and keep the sanity of your pet in mind.
One of the most important things to remember when bringing any kind of animal to a new home is to let him familiarize himself with the new digs. Dogs are especially sensitive to smells, so it will take them a long time to get used to a place without the familiar odors of your old house. To help him adjust, keep familiar items such as special dog bedding and favorite toys nearby. If your dog has a kennel or crate that serves as his own private “safe spot,” make sure to bring this along as well.
Speaking of moving day, it’s a good idea to have someone take care of your furry friends while the relocation and moving services are doing their thing. A dog can easily get underfoot under the best of circumstances, but a puppy who’s disturbed and distressed about all the changes going on might do a lot more harm than good. If you have established connections in your new community, you may want to consider asking them if they mind looking after the pup on the day of the move. If that’s not an option, you may be able to find a doggie daycare or grooming parlor that can look after her for a few hours while you get things settled in your new home.