Don’t forget to prep your pets for the big move
If your recent past involved searching homes for sale in San Antonio, you found a winner, set a moving day and that day has arrived, you’re probably experiencing all the stressors associated with preparing the move, all the while wondering if you’ll accustom to the fast-approaching summer and the unpredictable San Antonio weather that goes along with it. Before searching for dog parks in San Antonio, You’ve got to get here first.
You’re making a list but…
— don’t forget to factor in your furry friends.
Tips for you’re furry friends on the move
No matter where you decided to put down new roots in San Antonio, Texas, there are plenty of dog parks available, and the best dog parks in San Antonio have plenty of greenways, water available with some having fencing.
(Click here to learn about the San Antonio Greenway trail system that will one day ring the entire city.)
But we’re getting ahead of ourselves — you have to move here first.
When moving to a different city, one of the main things you need to consider is finding a new vet that is the right fit for you and your pet. Sometimes, this may take trial and error or even take some time to make a decision based on word of mouth and recommendations by new friends after your move.
Once you find one, have your current vet transfer records to the new caregiver and check into scheduling a “get to know you” appointment shortly after.
Whether a short drive or a plane ride, your pet will likely make the trip in a carrier. This can be a foreign concept for your pet and they’ll require time to get comfortable with it. Start acclimating your pet early while still in their familiar surroundings and use comfort items and use comfort items like treats, favorite toys, and blankets to make the experience a positive one.
If able to, pad your moving schedule with ample time to introduce your dog or cat to their new home and start getting them acclimated.
While the rash of activity with movers and your stress, endeavor to keep the pets safely tucked away from the traffic to help ease their stress. Once all of the strangers are gone, clear out anything posing a hazard, block off areas as necessary, and allow your pets to get the lay of the land.
Dog Parks in San Antonio
Take a break — find some Hill Country Wine and take your furry one to the park — there are plenty to choose from and hopefully, you’ve found a home near one of the top-rated parks. It’s a pet-friendly town, so there are many to choose from.