Moving Day from the Dog’s Point of View

From your dog’s point of view, moving day is scary! Please make sure your pups have everything they need on moving day. Keep water and food accessible and keep dogs in a separate room where they will be safe and stay out of trouble. If you have very sensitive dogs, they might like to visit a friend or doggy day care during the move, or ask your vet if a pill would help.

Moving day is hard on the best of us, but it’s particularly hard on those who don’t speak the human language. Here’s a record of what one particular dog saw on moving day.

What to expect on moving day… from the dog’s point of view.

6 a.m. Woof. Rocky here. Daisy and I need to get outdoors, please. Aaaaah, thank you, dear Owner.

6:10 a.m. I don’t like all these boxes. They smell funny and one of them contains my dog food. Here, I’ll scratch at it a little. What? No?

6:25 a.m. No one has taken me for my morning run. My owners seem to be worried, too. I’d better look out the front window and scan for danger. WOOF! WOOF!

6:27 a.m. Daisy and I are going to guard this bedroom now, I guess, with the blinds drawn. Thirsty. Water dish, lap lap.

8:30 a.m. Daisy, why didn’t you wake me up? OK, time to find out what the Owners are up to. WOOF! WOOF! WOOF! Hi! Hi! Wag wag wag.

8:32 a.m. There is a big truck in front of the house! And large strangers with deep voices inside the house. Danger danger Grrrrrr.

8:45 a.m. Back in the bedroom, but now there is no comfy bed to snooze on, and loud sounds are coming from the kitchen. Owoooooooooooo!

9:06 a.m. I’m a good dog. My owners said so. But they will not let me and Daisy protect them from the large men and loud noises. I’ll just lie here and whimper until they let me out.

10:30 a.m. Yay! The leash! The car! Go for a ride! I hope we’re going to the dog park! No sign of that truck, the bad strangers, or—anything! The boxes are gone, including my box of dog food. Oh the car I love the car.


10:45 a.m. We drove right past the dog park! Wait—we’re not going to the VET, are we? Pant, pant—oh good, we drove past the vet, too.

11:15 a.m. What up Owners? Still driving. Whiiiiine.

12:15 p.m. Stop! Yay! Good dog! Go pee! And whatever. Nobody packed doggie bags, this is not my fault. Bad dog. Awwww.

1:45 p.m. Daisy, why didn’t you wake me up? Where are we? A house a house it has smells like home. Water dish! My dog food!

1:48 p.m. A room with the bed! I can peek out the window and see the truck and the scary people! Grrrrrrrrrrrr. Noises. Smells. Lap lap. Naptime.

2:45 p.m. Owners again! I’m a good dog! Leash! Go outside aaaaah. Good dog. Back inside, smells, home smells, running on wood floors scritch scritch sliiiiiiide. Whomp.

2:59 p.m. Plop onto home-smelling sofa with Owners. Home. Feels like home.

3:30 p.m. Walk around the block with Owners and Daisy. I could walk everywhere! Lots of new smells! Smells like a Yorkie next door.


5:30 p.m. PIZZA ARRIVES!!

6:15 p.m. Owners dragging boxes. I’m a good dog, but “underfoot.”

6:30 p.m. Bedroom again. Tired. Daisy, wake me if anything happens.

10:01 p.m. Owners put my dog bed at the foot of their bed. We will all sleep now. I will protect them from the movers, large trucks, boxes, and home smells that do not belong to us. Daisy will help.

10:45 p.m. Where am I? Oh yes. Protecting Them.

At Few Moves Moving Company, we love dogs and we try to look at things from the dog’s point of view—and yours. We will do whatever we can to make your move as fast and as safe as possible for your dog and you.

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