Moving with Dogs

Chicago Apartments, Moving Tips, Dog Owners

Are you a dog owner who will be searching for a new home in Chicago? Fortunately, there are many dog-friendly places you could to rent or buy in Chicago (PPM Apartment is a great place to start your search).

However, there is also some bad news as your moving experience is about to become a lot more complicated due to the many things that need to be taken care of when moving your dog.

In the below infographic created by Moving FC, you can learn about specific that should be taken before, during, and after the move takes place.

Before You Move

Chicago Apartments, Moving Tips, Dog Owners

Prior to making the actual move, make sure you do all the research that’s applicable to dog ownership. For example, you need to make sure the landlord allows for dog ownership and your furry friend complies with any size or breed guidelines. Some places may also require you to register the dog’s information first. This is when a property management group comes in handy as they are already aware of such information when you search for new places to live in.

During the Move

Chicago Apartments, Moving Tips, Dog Owners

When the move is taking place, try and keep your dog to his or her regular routine. For example, if you walk your dog twice a day, once in the morning and once in the afternoon, then have someone do that for you as you start moving your household items and furniture. Our primary recommendation, however, would be to keep your dog as far away as possible from home by checking him or her in at a pet hotel, a friend’s home, or a kennel.

After the Move

Chicago Apartments, Moving Tips, Dog Owners

Once you have moved into your new home, make sure you give your dog an opportunity to explore the new environment. However, don’t let your dog wander around the whole place as soon as he or she steps in. Keep your dog in one secure room and after a few days passes, introduce him or her to other parts of the residence. This is one way of preventing your dog from feeling stressed and overwhelmed.

Chicago Apartments, Moving Tips, Dog Owners

As a responsible pet owner, there are action steps that need to be taken to make the move as stress-free as possible for the dogs. Start your search for a pet-friendly home now by reaching out to Planned Property Management.

Written by our Guest Blogger, John!

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