Our pets are such an important part of our lives. It's no wonder why they have such a significant impact on our living choices. If you've ever had to search for an apartment or place to rent with your pets, I'm sure you're familiar with some of the hassles that can come with it. According to a a national survey conducted by Rent.com, 83% of renters have reported having some difficulty finding a pet friendly place to live.
After finding that perfect place to call home, many pet parents and their companion animals are still faced with the stress of moving to a new place. Here are a few tips on how to reduce stress for both you and your pet from Harrison Forbes.
- Pack your pets' belongings in your car rather than a moving van so they aren't accidentally lost or misplaced while in transit.
- Have your pet wear two ID tags - one with the old address and one with the new address - just in case they wander off and get lost.
- Have your pet stay at a familiar friend or family member's house during the actual move.
- If you don't have a familiar place for your pet to stay at on moving day, keep them comfortable in their own room with food, water, bedding, toys, etc.
- Introduce your pet to the new home after all the furniture and household items are set up.
Below is an infographic from Rent.com that shows some information and statistics about apartment living with pets.
Have you ever had trouble finding an apartment or place to live with your pet?