Moving with Dogs: 7 Tips for a Smooth Transition

Moving with Dogs: 7 Tips for a Smooth Transition

Moving can be a stressful time for anyone, including your furry friends. As a realtor and a dog lover, I understand the challenges of moving with dogs and how important it is to make the transition as smooth as possible. Here are some tips to help your dogs adjust to their new home:

1  Take Your Dog for a Walk in the New Neighborhood Before the Move

Before moving, it's a good idea to take your dog for a walk in the new neighborhood. This can help your dog get familiar with the area, the sights, and the smells. This can also help your dog feel more comfortable with their new surroundings.

2  Book a Doggy Daycare for the Day of and Days Before and After the Move

Moving day can be chaotic and stressful, and your dog might be overwhelmed by all the activity. To help your dog stay calm and safe, consider booking a doggy daycare for the day of the move, as well as the day before and after. This will give your dog a safe and secure place to stay while you're busy with the move.

3  Pack a Box of Your Dog's Toys and Essentials

Make sure to pack a box of your dog's toys, blankets, and other essentials that they are familiar with. This can include their favorite chew toys, blankets, and treats. Once you move into your new home, make sure to set up a designated space for your dog with all their familiar things. This will help them feel more at home and comfortable in their new surroundings.

4  Update Your Dog's ID Tag and Microchip Information

Make sure to update your dog's ID tag and microchip information with your new address and phone number. Call your vet and update the information, or look for a new vet in the new Neighborhood before the move day. This will help ensure that your dog can be quickly reunited with you if they get lost during the move.

5  Set up a Designated Space for Your Dog in Your New Home

To help your dog feel more comfortable in their new home, set up a designated space for them with their bed, toys, and water bowl. This can be a crate or a specific room. This will give your dog a familiar place to retreat to and feel safe in during the chaos of moving.

6  Keep Your Dog's Routine as Consistent as Possible

Try to keep your dog's routine as consistent as possible during the move. This includes feeding and exercise times. Keeping their routine consistent can help your dog feel more secure and less anxious during the transition.

7  Give Your Dog Extra Love and Attention

Finally, make sure to give your dog plenty of love and attention during the move. They may be feeling stressed or confused, so spending extra time with them and reassuring them can go a long way in helping them feel comfortable in their new home.

Moving can be a challenging time for everyone, but with a little extra care and attention, you can help your furry friend adjust to their new surroundings. By following these tips, you can help make the moving process a positive experience for both you and your dog. Good luck with your move!


if you're looking for a new home in the area, don't hesitate to reach out to me for assistance. I'd be happy to help you and your furry friend find the perfect new home!