By: Tate Honeycutt, Team Honeycutt’s resident animal expert
Relocating furry friends can be a difficult road. They’re incredibly in tune with your habits, so when the furniture starts disappearing, they grow concerned. They smell the change, and it can be just as difficult for them as it is for you.
Here are FOUR things to consider in order to make their transition easier:
- Stick to a Schedule
📅 In the days and weeks before your move and even when you’ve moved into your new home, it’s important to keep up with your pet’s schedule. From feedings to walks to morning and evening routines, a consistent schedule will help them stay calm.
- Make Arrangements for Moving Day
🚚 Whether it’s a daycare, pet sitter, or family taking your pet, having them cared for is one less thing for you to manage. It’s also a matter of safety, as doors and windows are open, and people are coming and going.
- Make Packing Their Items a Priority
📦 To help eliminate any added stress when they realize their toys and treats are gone, pack their items last and unpack them first. Seeing those familiar items right away will help reassure them of their new surroundings.
- Do a Pet Security Check
Before you introduce your pet to its new home, you’ll want to check a few things:
☑️ All doors and windows are secure
☑️ Your pet cannot escape from your yard/fence
☑️ There are no unsafe materials or chemicals in their reach
☑️ Screens in windows don’t have holes
At Team Honeycutt, we believe EVERY member of the family’s transition is important. Contact us for more tips!
Get to Know Tate
Tate joining the Team Honeycutt family was meant to be. Diane, our Team Leader, agreed to keep him for the NorthEast Foundation Gala and be a surrogate/foster mom for a few days. Well, Tate’s sweet face combined with his ability to be a heartbreaker won over Diane! She was the highest bidder at the Gala… and the rest is history.
🐶 Tate spends his time cheering us up in the Tate office, chasing squirrels, and keeping Diane on a schedule.
About Team Honeycutt
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