Moving Into A New Home When You Have A Family Dog

Real Estate Agent with Morrie Mages Property

Anyone who owns dogs knows they’re part of the family. That means they’ll have to move home when you’re ready to settle into a new place. Maybe they don’t allow pets where you plan on staying. Other things can make life difficult for them too.

Do you know how you will tackle these situations? You’ll might need to find another place to call home. Before you make any big decisions you can do a little research. Here are a couple of things you’ll need to find out about before doing anything.

1. A Complete Ban On Any Pets

If you buy a home with  dozens of neighbors surrounding you they can ban your pets. You won’t actually own the land underneath your feet. This is the biggest problem you’ll face if you have dogs.

You will need to get information on a property before you even look at it, otherwise you’ll just be wasting your time. Ideally, you’ll find an unattached house with no nosy neighbors in sight.

2. Stay Close To Your Old Home

Maybe you’ll be moving to a completely new state, which is perfectly fine. Your dog will have to deal with it even though it’s not ideal. However, it’s in their best interests if you don’t move too far away.

Does your dog jump on top of you after work? They can sense when you’re coming home. It won’t happen if you end up with a longer commute. Basic things like their feeding times could be altered a lot too.

3. The Backyard Should Be Large

Everyone wants to live in a large home, but it’s even more important when you have a dog. They’ll be trapped inside all day when you’re at work. You need to take the overall layout of the home into consideration.

Don’t forget you’ll need a large backyard too. The actual size will depend on the breed of dog you own, but they’ll need space to run around. Your dog won’t stay healthy for long if they don’t get enough exercise.

4. You Want A Large Park Close By

Your dog will spend most of their time running around in the garden, but it will still feel like they’re trapped in a hamster cage. If you have a large park near your home they’ll be able to roam free.

Keep in mind, it doesn’t necessarily need to be a park. Buying a home near the woods is an excellent choice too. You’ll enjoy taking them on long walks. If they have enough space to move around they’ll enjoy life.

5. The Home Should Look Familiar

Once you’ve looked at lots of houses you’ll notice something strange. A lot of them look the same when you walk inside. Every single home in the world doesn’t look completely different, which is actually a good thing.

Your dog will know they’re in a completely new home, but it will feel familiar to them. Things will be sitting in the same places. It will help your dog settle in a lot quicker and they’ll feel more secure.

These Are Only Simple Suggestions

When you’re spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a home you can’t let your dog dictate where you live. Still, they’ll appreciate it if you listen to a few of the tips we’ve talked about today.


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