At Portico, our residents will be able to find all that they need for a life of luxury and ease. In each of our studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, and 3 bedroom floor plans and throughout our community, the wide selection of stunning amenities are sure to suit every lifestyle. If you’re looking for a new home, our pet-friendly community is perfect for you and your furry friend. See our best tips for moving with pets here and find your new home at our apartments near Sawgrass Mall!

Top Tips for Moving with Pets

#1 Prepare an Overnight Bag

First, you’ll want to prepare an overnight kit for your pet. This should include enough food and water for several days, as well as bowls for serving. Don't forget to pack your pet's favorite toys, bedding, and a familiar blanket or towel to help them feel comfortable in their new surroundings. Remember to bring any medications your pet may need, along with a copy of their medical records in case of an emergency. Packing and unpacking can be stressful but having all of your pet’s stuff on hand will allow you to unpack at your own pace and you won’t have to search through everything to feed them.

#2 Update Your Pet’s Information

You will also need to update your pet's information before you move. Ensure their collar has an updated ID tag with your new address and phone number. If your pet is microchipped, contact the microchip company to update your contact information. Consider getting a new license or registration for your pet if you're moving to a new city or state. Ensuring that their information is updated will give you peace of mind if they happen to get out while you’re moving.

#3 Create a Safe Space

Once you arrive at your new home, create a safe space for your pet. Set up a quiet, secluded area where your pet can retreat while you unpack and settle in. Provide familiar items such as their bed, toys, and a scratching post for cats. Use pet gates or barriers to restrict access to areas that may be unsafe or unfamiliar to your pet. This will help them get familiar with their new space and they can start to settle in without getting overwhelmed.

#4 Prepare Your Pet for Travel

When planning for travel, if you're moving a long distance, ensure your pet is safely secured in a carrier or with a pet seatbelt. Schedule regular breaks during long journeys to give your pet a chance to stretch, use the bathroom, and have some water. If they aren’t used to riding in the car, start taking them on rides a few weeks before your move and gradually lengthen the trip so they get used to riding along with you.

With these tips for moving with your pet, the transition to our apartments near Sawgrass Mall will be a breeze. Come home to Portico and contact us today for more information!

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