Planning a move?

You will want to do your homework and come up with a plan to keep your canine family member comfortable and safe in his new home. If you want to save yourself some time, Pet Parents’ Place has got you covered with these tips and resources for helping your dog settle into his new home.

Using Scent to Help Your Dog Feel at Home

Dogs can be pretty resilient, but certain scents can help your pup settle into a new home.

  • Every pet parent needs a few essentials, including comfortable beds, but try to wait until after your move to replace these items.
  • If you have to replace your dog’s bed or toys, try lightly scenting them with a spray made with calming essential oils, like chamomile or lavender.
  • But really, your scent is what’s most soothing to your dog! So if you need to leave your dog alone in a new home, try leaving behind something that smells like you.

Exploring Your New Neighborhood Together

Filling your home with familiar scents can help your dog settle in faster, but eventually your pup will want to get out and explore the smells of your new neighborhood, too.

  • Aside from helping your pet burn off anxious energy, taking walks together can also be a great way to meet your new neighbors.
  • If you want to meet other dog parents, you can also try exploring local dog parks.
  • You can get to know even more people by visiting local dog-friendly breweries.

Helping Your Best Friend Stay Healthy & Safe

As you explore the area, also take some time to find the resources and essentials your dog needs to stay happy, healthy and safe in your new home.

  • Quality dog food can lay the foundation for a healthy pet, so make sure you have the right dog food from the start for your dog.
  • Once you have your dog’s nutrition figured out, you can work on finding a new vet.
  • You may also need to update your dog’s vaccinations so you can register your pet.
  • Don’t forget to maintain a safe environment for your dog, too! Do some pet proofing before you bring your pooch home.
  • For ultimate comfort for you and your pet, consider making your furniture like-new again by getting the fabric and other components

Adding a New Furry Member to Your Family

Don’t have a pet yet? Well, this can be the perfect time to add a new family member!

  • You can adopt a new dog from one of several local pet rescues and shelters.
  • Owning a pet for the first time will require you to make a few adjustments to your life and routine, but the rewards will be well worth any extra effort.
  • Whether you buy or adopt, keep in mind that it can take time for your pup to adjust.
  • Let your dog’s past owners know that he is under your care by connecting with them on Pet Parents’ Place.

So many adventures await you and your furry family member in your new city! Just make sure you have all of the resources you need to keep your canine companion healthy, so that you can spend more time exploring and less time stressing.


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