If you're like most people who are moving to a new home in the same city, you're probably glad you won't be dealing with the hassles of a long distance move, especially if you share your heart and home with furry family members. Even a relatively short cross-town move involves a lot of hustle and bustle, and unfortunately, dogs often become lost at some point during the move. Leaving your dog at a boarding kennel on moving day is a great solution to minimizing pet-related hassles on moving day. The following are just three of the many reasons why this makes sense:
Your Dog Will Be Less Stressed at a Boarding Kennel
As creatures of routine, dogs often don't handle things well when significant change is in the air, and many become nervous and agitated when the moving process begins. Popular advice to designate a certain room as a quiet space for your pet doesn't do much to relieve the stress — in fact, your pet may be even more stressed if it's shut up alone in a room where it can hear the commotion of moving going on outside the door. A good boarding kennel provides a more soothing environment for your pet while you take care of the business of moving to a new location.
Your Dog Will Be Safer at a Boarding Kennel
Another reason many people designate a room for their furry friend while moving is to keep it from secretly slipping out an open door and disappearing. However, this strategy isn't nearly as safe as it seems. With doors opening and closing throughout the day while moving, it's possible that someone may inadvertently open the door to the room where your dog is, especially if you've hired movers or have other people helping who aren't entirely familiar with your home. If your dog is stressed or otherwise excited, it may bolt from the room and through any doors open that lead to the outside.
You'll Save Time With Your Dog in a Boarding Kennel
Having your dog safely out of the way during your move will save a significant amount of time. You'll be able to focus on the tasks at hand on both ends of the move, and when it's time to introduce your furry friend to its new home, you'll be able to provide it with your undivided attention as you help it get acclimated to its new surroundings.
For more information about pet kennels and moving, contact a boarding kennel in your area.