Earlier in the week I posted about working with Apartment Guide again. I also posted about how moving my pets into a new home is a major concern for me. I worry about putting stress on them and wanting to make them feel safe, secure and comfortable in their new surroundings.
I am grateful that Apartment Guide has a lot of articles on their site, not only about moving in general, but also about moving with pets. Two of my favorite articles on Apartment Guide’s website, in regards to moving with pets, are;
We are looking to move from a condo (which is just an apartment with a mortgage rather than rent) into a house. If you happen to be planning on moving into an apartment, whether it’s across town or across the country, Apartment Guide has plenty of articles and resources to help you with your move. They not only show you available apartments for rent, including photos and floor plans. They can even help you search for the perfect pet-friendly apartment community. After all, you really need to know upfront if an apartment allows pets or not, and if there are any restrictions or additional fees involved.
Apartment Guide even has tips on bringing a new pet into your apartmentafter you move. Dogs can be especially tricky because certain breeds do better in smaller homes (apartments) then others, especially if your apartment doesn’t have a yard. My condo doesn’t have a yard, just a balcony. We specifically got a smaller breed dog because of that. There are people in our complex who have humongous dogs. I think it’s unfair to keep a big pet in a small space, especially not having a yard for the dog to run around in.
If you are considering a dog you might want to check out this article – Categories of Dog Breeds to Consider for Your Apartment.
We already have more than enough pets but my kids keep talking about adding more to our “mini-zoo”. My daughter has been asking for a rabbit for years. I know once we have a house with a fenced in yard she’s going to bug us on a daily basis to get her a rabbit until we give into her. With five cats and a dog I don’t think bringing a rabbit into the mix is a good idea. I wouldn’t want the cats or dog to harm it.
Even if you do not have pets, Apartment Guide has dozens of great articles, tip and resources to not only help you find a new apartment but also how to make your move and transition into a new neighborhood easy. Moving and looking for a new home is stressful enough. Anything that can help make things easier is certainly welcome.
Apartment Guide would like me to giveaway to a lucky She Scribes reader a $50.00 gift card to PetSmart. Thank you Apartment Guide!
This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on October 18, 2012 at 12:01 AM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to respond or a new winner will be chosen in their place.
To enter please leave a comment on this post and share with me your pet tip on moving with a pet or introducing a pet to a new home.
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