Tips for Helping Your Pet Feel at Home in Your New Apartment

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You have found your dream apartment and are ready to move. Moving can be an exciting time for everyone, including your pets; however, the excitement is sometimes accompanied by stress. The most significant portion of our stress comes from worrying about how our fur babies will handle the move. Make your move as stress-free as possible for yourself by ensuring you help your pet feel at home in your new apartment. 

The Purr-fect Amenities

Take advantage of the pet amenities available within and near your apartment community. Discover what's available for your pet to enjoy, such as a dog park, walking areas, and pet-friendly activities. Taking full advantage of these amenities allows your pet to have things to do besides being cooped up in your apartment. Plus, it helps let your dog run around, burn off some energy, and then get a good night’s sleep. 

Prepare the Apartment for Your Pet

Apartment living can be difficult for pets, especially when they have to move into a new place. To help ease your pet into your new apartment home:

  1. Consider preparing the space for the pet before bringing them into it.
  2. If possible, have everything unpacked and ready for your pet, including their unique space.
  3. Consider buying special treats for your pet to spoil them and encourage them to get comfortable in their new home. 

Create a Dedicated Pet Space

Find a place in your new apartment where you can dedicate the space just for your pet. Whether it be a dog bed, cat house, food bowls, or toys, find a place where your pet can relax and see everything they need for their day-to-day living. If possible, to help keep your pet at home and comfortable, avoid moving your pet’s space around the apartment. 

Stick to a Routine

It would help if you tried to stick with the same routine for you and your furbaby as you did in your last residence. Keeping to a similar routine helps your pet relax and feel like they are at home. For example, try to keep their food and water bowls in a similar spot as in your old place, and feed and walk your dog at the same time daily. 

Go for a Walk

Take your dog for a quick walk around the apartments and the neighborhood to get familiar with the area. First, of course, your pet must become familiar with the community, plus they will enjoy getting out, seeing new things, smelling new smells, hearing new sounds, and making new friends. 

Provide Some Extra Love

When moving a pet into a new apartment, you want to make sure to give them some extra love and attention. Spend several minutes throughout your day paying attention to your pet and showing it is still loved and is welcome in the new apartment home. The extra attention you spend now will help ease your pet’s anxiety and help them settle into the home much faster. 

Join Our Pet Royalty Club

We designed our Pet Royalty Club to help serve our pet-loving residents and help our furry residents get settled in their new apartment homes. The Price Brothers Pet Royalty Club is a VIP program offering exclusive special offers and discounts at businesses that provide pet-related services and products. Every pet-owning resident receives their membership to the club as part of their pet fee. 

When moving into a new apartment, it's essential to be patient because it takes time for your pet to settle in and enjoy their new apartment living space. If your pet isn't acting like themselves, give it time, and most likely, your pet will return to its old self soon.

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