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Q: Any suggestions about how to ease the transition of moving for my pets (dog and rabbit)?

March 3, 2009 | By Nicole H. | 7 answers | Expired: 1956 days ago

Nicole H.

We're getting ready to move to a new apartment about 3 hours from our current home. Any suggestions about how to ease the transition for my pets (dog and rabbit)? We're keeping all of our furniture and they'll have their cages. We're also leaving them in a well-known environment with relatives during the move so there's no stress of watching their "home" get pulled apart. I'm sad to be going; Addie has met so many new friends to play with, but we've already got a dog park pass for our new city!

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Mardel R.
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Mar 03, 2009

You can make sure that you bring all of their toys and special "things" they like.Play with them where you want them to sleep,and show them where they are allowed to go. Do this before you move in.

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Kim S.
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Mar 03, 2009

I think your dogs will be fine. I know we moved after living in the same home for the first 2 years of our dogs life and he adjusted well. Having the same furniture and other furniture will allow them to be around similar things and smells. Good Luck and the dog park is a great idea.

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Chelsea B.
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Mar 03, 2009

We recently moved and our dogs were unsure for the first night. Every time we would stand up, they would run to the door and look at us like "Are we going home now?" But after that first night, they were fine. They'll adjust, just stick to as much of a routine as you can.

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