Moving house is a challenging time for anyone, and is up there in anxiety levels with the passing of a loved one and the end of a relationship. Because your pets are an extension of you, they will be feeling the stress too, and may act out in response to the situation, especially if things are up in the air and you don’t know where you are moving to yet. At Durack Pet Motel we recognise that pets are people too and with our many years of experience we know how to make your pet feel at home, even when away from home.
It is important to be mindful that, like you, your pet will be going through their own anxiety and may act out with behaviours that you wouldn’t normally see from them. Be patient with them and remember to give them extra love and hugs during the stressful time so that they do not feel like they are being neglected. By taking the time to hang out with your pet you will not only alleviate their fears and worries, but you will have the added benefit of getting more of their love, which will make you feel better, too.
Ask for Help
If the task of searching for somewhere to live, packing your things and moving them to your new home is getting you down, don’t forget to ask for help. Get a friend to take your pet for a few days (or as long as it takes to get everything back to a state of equilibrium) or ask someone if they can take the animal for a walk for you if you don’t have time to do it yourself. In the long run, asking for help will be of assistance to both you and your pet, and when you are in your new place, life can go on as it always has.
Pets are like children in a lot of ways, and during the process of moving house your focus will be on the task at hand, and not on the welfare of your pets. Unlike children who need you no matter what, there is somewhere that your pets can go until the dust settles and things return to normal. Taking your pets to stay in a pet motel will mean that they get the opportunity to be away from the stress and enjoy their time interacting with other animals. Durack Pet Motel offers short and long term accommodation, a pick-up and delivery service and grooming for cats and dogs, so whether your pets need to visit for a short or long time you will have the peace of mind that they are safe and happy.