What can you expect and what can you do to make the transition process easier for you and your pet? We have some ideas and we hope they’re helpful. Before we dive in, a word of warning for those living in a mobile home park. Be sure to check your mobile home park’s pet policy and make sure you’re not violating any rules before you bring your furry friend. Already checked? Then let’s get started!
Adopting a pet can come with many unknowns. How will they fit in with your family? If your new pet is shy, how do you make it feel welcome? If your new pet is in a panic, how do you get it to calm down?
The process of becoming acquainted with each other can be less daunting with a few tips in mind. Additionally, a good dose of patience.
Notably, adjusting to change will take time for any human and furry friend alike.
National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
Every year, on April 30th, National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day is observed. This day of observation is celebrated to make known the plight of countless pets that reside in shelters. These animals are in kennels, waiting for their forever home to find them.
So, why not visit your local animal shelter and rescue a pet from loneliness and more?
Pets make great guardians and especially, companions, to any home. They have a keen sense of awareness and they can provide a certain kind of friendly warmth. Moreover, they’ll love you forever.
As our own way of celebrating, let’s move on to some helpful tips on bringing a pet to your mobile home.
What you need to know about bringing a pet back to your mobile home
There are a few things you should know prior to bringing your new pet back to your home.
These things should be established with your family. Most noteworthy, take a moment to sit down with all your family members and discuss the points in the following paragraphs. You’ll be glad you did as it’ll take everyone’s cooperation to help make your pet’s adjustment smoother.
Create a safe area for your pet
First of all, you’ll need to figure out where your pet should spend most of his or her time. Change is stressful. In fact, it will be helpful to make clear where their safe area is located.
Most folks will first limit their pet to the kitchen. This is a great place to see how your pet does with indoor living as cleanup is a breeze in the kitchen.
Make the selected area safe for your pet. Likewise with any loose electrical cables. Be sure to put them up or secure them in a way so that they are not a danger to your pet.
If you have toxic plants, you’d be wise to place them up high.
Train your pet with patience and consistency
Training your pet will begin when he or she enters your mobile home. Bring everyone up to speed on the voice commands you’ll be practicing with your pet. For this reason, your pet will be able to learn quickly if everyone sticks to the same vocabulary.
Although change is stressful, there are some things you can do to help your pet feel more at ease. Teach your children to be gentle in their approach. You don’t want your pet to feel overwhelmed. Let your pet quietly warm up to each member of the family.
As trust is built, your pet will feel safe and at home in his or her new surroundings.
Patience is a virtue. Especially in the long run when it comes to training your pet. Make sure your family knows that there will be some hard days, maybe even hard weeks. Nonetheless, together with the right amount of diligence, patience, and research, your pet fill soon fit into your mobile home perfectly.
Of course, messes will be made and furniture will be chewed. Nonetheless, once your pet reaches a point of maturation, you’ll find your investment rewarding on many levels.
Pet ID tags are important to have
As soon as you can, get an ID tag made for his or her collar. Whenever your pet escapes from the safety of your mobile home, neighbors will be able to identify your pet and call you.
Don’t forget to get professional help as needed
If you’re confused about some of your pet’s behaviors, don’t hesitate to call your local veterinarian’s office. They’ll be delighted to hear you took in a shelter pet.
As a matter of fact, they will more than likely be delighted to help you understand your pet’s actions.
Enjoy memories with your furry friend
National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day is a great time to get your family educated on the responsibility and care that comes with taking care of these furry friends and cleaning up after them. Let’s not forget that you’ll be creating memories that will last a lifetime. There are sure to be lots of laughs and smiles thanks to the humorous antics provided by your new family member. Happy National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day! #AdoptAShelterPetDay