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Metro Pet Corner

St. Petersburg is truly a pet-friendly community where you can find just about anything for your beloved fido or feline friend. We love our pets at RE/MAX Metro, so we decided to put together a helpful resource guide for pet owners living in the Tampa Bay area. Here are some of the best places to checkout with your pet.

2018 Events

3rd Annual Howl-O-Ween Pet Fest & PAWrade - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on October 27, 2018

Mark your calendars for the 3rd Annual Howl-O-Ween Pet Fest & PAWrade! This dog-friendly event will be held at 3 Daughters Brewing in St. Petersburg. Admission is free.

 

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Let's be honest, these furry (and not so furry) friends are the real stars here, and we're proud to live in a city that is so pro-puppy/animal. We always have water and treats out for our animal friends on a hot Florida day, and we're more than happy to welcome your furry friends into our homes and hearts.

Get to know them!

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Bart Carrasco | Owner Abel Carrasco

RE/MAX Metro's Mascot for years! We Miss you Bart Dog!

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5 Ways to Help Pets Adjust After a Move

Moving can be stressful for every family member -- including four-legged ones. Every animal reacts differently to new living quarters, and temperament has a lot to do with it. Some pets take a move in stride, while others exhibit anxiety or insecurity for days or weeks following the transition.

Here are 5 things to consider when moving with a pet:
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1. A little help from the vet

Ask your veterinarian for recommendations on easing the transition of a big move. If your pet is generally anxious or high-strung, it might be worth asking your vet whether a mild calming medication may help during the transition period. It’s not uncommon for vets to prescribe gentle stress relief medications for your pets during travel.

2. Time to explore

Upon moving in, give your pet time to explore the house gradually, rather than letting it loose to roam at will. Limit your pet to one area -- perhaps the kitchen -- for a few hours until it calms down. Show the pet where you’ve placed its familiar items like the food dish, water bowl and bed. You might want to keep a dog on a leash for an initial home tour. If you have a yard, avoid letting pets out unsupervised for several days until you’re sure they can’t climb or dig out from under the fence.

3. A walk in the park

Help release anxiety and pent-up energy by taking your dog for a walk through your new neighborhood. Let your dog sniff around the territory. While people learn about a new place primarily through visual cues, dogs depend on their noses.

4. Helping your feline

Territorial by nature, cats often experience more issues with moving than their canine counterparts. Keep your cat safe in its carrier upon arrival, placing it in a quiet area. When the commotion dies down, let your cat out in an enclosed room away from main areas. Provide your cat with familiar objects such as a bed, litter box and toys. Encourage your cat to explore, perhaps by strategically placing treats around the room.

5. Update pet IDs

Amid the hustle and bustle of the move itself, don’t forget to update your pet’s identification information before you move. This way, if Fluffy or Fido slips out the door, anyone who finds them can easily return them to their new home. Also, some municipalities require licensing within a certain time frame of moving. If your pets are microchipped, contact the registration company and give them the new information.
Looking for a place that’s perfect for you AND your pets? We can help guide you there!