Moving is not easy for anyone. In fact, moving is rated as one of the most stressful things in your life, alongside career changes. You have to pack up your items and find a way to move them. Then you have to unpack your items and rearrange your entire living space. In-between you have days or even weeks of not being able to find much-needed items, such as the coffee pot and your toothbrush. In addition, moving can be just as stressful on your dog as it can be on you.

Summit Riverside Apartments in Littleton is a pet-friendly apartment complex. We offer superb one- and two-bedroom apartments with various floor plans, including lofts. Our amenities are excellent, from a salt-water outdoor pool to a 24-hour fitness center. Below, we’ll offer up tips on how you can help your dog adjust to their new apartment. Contact us today to get started!


Try to Control Your Stress

Animals, particularly dogs, are very adept at getting emotional cues from us. If you are stressed, then odds are your dog will sense your stress and be more likely to be stressed as well. We understand that moving is extremely stressful. Thus, Summit Riverside Apartments in Littleton recommends that you take action to reduce your stress for both you and your dog’s sake. Exercising, reading a book, and just relaxing in front of the TV, watching your favorite show, are great ways to help reduce your stress level while moving.

Reassure Your Dog

Dogs are different so many may adjust to your new apartment quickly, while others will be more stressed. One of the best things you can do for your dog is create a sense of familiarity by ensuring they have their favorite comfort items. This can include their dog bed, favorite toys, and feeding bowls. You’ll also want to try to arrange your furniture in a similar way to how you had it before. For example, if your dog’s pillow was always at the foot of your bed in your old apartment, then ensure it goes there again when you move.

Summit Riverside Apartments in Littleton notes that most dogs like to explore their new homes. However, you could consider confining your dog to a smaller part of your apartment so the new place does not seem so overwhelming. This will give them a safe place to settle into. Furthermore, this is a good idea as well when you are moving your stuff in and out, so that your dog does not dart out and get lost while you are moving.

Distract Your Dog

For humans, distracting yourself by staying busy is a good way to take your mind off your problems and worries. The same can be said for dogs. You can make moving fun for your dog by taking them places, such as a nearby dog park, soon after you move in. This will definitely distract your dog as they take in all of the new sights and sounds and help them acclimate to your new apartment quickly.

Keep Your Routine

Dogs, like humans, love routine. They love to be fed at the same time everyday, walked at the same time, and sleep at the same time. When moving, you often are thrown out of your routine by things such as waiting for the moving company to show up, late nights packing and moving little items, and just the busyness of it all, you can forget to even walk your dog. By keeping your dog’s routine firmly in place while moving, Summit Riverside Apartments in Littleton notes that you will help them adjust sooner and easier.

Spend More Time With Your Dog

For the most part, your dog’s world centers around you. As the Alpha in the relationship, you are expected to set the rules, provide the food and shelter, and provide the bond and connection that all dogs need in this world. Your dog is happiest when they are with you and when you are paying attention to them. Thus, you can ease your dog’s transition to your new apartment by making your walks longer, petting your dog more, and overall just showing your dog your love. When you are happy and content, so, too, is your dog. Truly, that’s all your dog wants in this world anyway.


Summit Riverside Apartments in Littleton offers the best lifestyle apartments for you. Featuring one- and two-bedroom apartments, including apartments with lofts, we offer a very comfortable and affordable place for you to call home. Our pet-friendly apartment complex offers many amenities, such as a new contemporary clubhouse, a 24-hour fitness center, an outdoor heated salt-water pool, and barbecue grills for your use. We offer covered parking and garages so you can keep your car sheltered during the Colorado winters, or so you can store items. We have enclosed balconies and patios where your dog can hang out..

In addition, our one-and two-bedroom apartments offer stainless steel appliances, full-size washers and dryers, designer flooring, plush carpeting, and so much more. We’ve gone above and beyond to make sure you feel at home here. With regular community events, great residents, and access to all that Denver affords, we are certain you and your dog will love it here. Contact us today for a personal tour!