< Back to all posts

Moving Your Dog to a New Home

If you have an exciting move ahead of you but are unsure of how to appropriately move your dog with you, don’t worry! Moving itself is a lot and moving with a dog, or multiple dogs, can add another level of stress. However, there are a handful of key actions to keep in mind as you plan your move to a new home with your dog.

Golden Retrievers on front porch with packed bags

Pack Their Essentials In One Place

Similar to the brown boxes with handwritten room names on them, you’ll want to pack all of your dog’s essentials in one place for simplicity and easy access. This way, you’ll know exactly where your pup’s food, water bowls, toys, accessories, etc. are located when you move into your new home with your dog. Not only will doing this help with organization, but it also ensures that your dog’s favorite things don’t get lost during the transition.

Spoil Them in Their New Space

One of the first things you’ll want to do when you move into a new home with your dog is set up your dog’s space! Not only will this give your pup the chance to warm up to their new spot and get in all the sniffs, but it also gives your dog their own place to decompress during what can be a very stressful time for them. It also wouldn’t hurt to spoil your furry friend with some new plush toys or a great chewing bone to give them a positive experience with their spot in your new home. To take things to another level, be sure to sneak them some Stella & Chewy’s goodies because they deserve the good stuff.

Extra Love is Encouraged

Moving to a new home with your dog is physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausting for both you and your dog, and some extra love and attention for your furry friend can help you guys unwind together and remember that everything is going to be okay. Whether it’s with wet-nose kisses, sweet hugs, or playtime, showing your dog some extra love can help them, and you, get through the move.

Happy corgi with a bowl of kibble and meal mixers arranged in the shape of a heart

Keep Up Their Routine

An extremely successful way to get your dog adjusted to a new home is by keeping up their normally-scheduled routine. The first few days of your move might stir up their schedule, so it’s crucial to get your dog back on track as soon as possible once you’re settled into your new place.

Patience Is Key

As with any change in life, it’s important to be patient when moving with dogs to a new home. Depending on your specific pet, it can take anywhere from a few hours to multiple weeks for them to acclimate to their new space and neighborhood. Like you’ve done in the past, be your pet’s best companion and support them through the process. If your dog is experiencing anxiety, here are some tips and tricks to help you manage it.

Give ‘Em the Good Stuff with Stella & Chewy’s

We want your move to be a successful one, which should include giving your pup the good stuff as a reward for being moved to a new home. For more tips and tricks or product updates, be sure to check out Our Blog: For the Pet Obsessed.

Categories

Dog