How to Transition Your Pet into a New Home


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If you’ve been following me these past couple of months, you’ll know that my little family and I recently moved into our new home (see my empty home tour here)!  As fun and exciting as moving into a new home can be, it’s also very stressful at times for everyone involved but can be especially stressful if you have a fur baby! Mignon has only known our old house, so Allen and I were really nervous about how he would take the change. I did some research and collaborated with my friends at Petco , we made sure Mignon would feel safe and comfortable in our new home.

The first thing we wanted to do is create an atmosphere Mignon felt was comfortable and familiar. Allen and I did that by making sure he knows where all of his favorite things are: like his treats, his bed, and his food and water bowls.

Petco, which is our favorite place to buy pet products, also sent us a few things to make his new home feel like “home” while incorporating some of his old favorites as well.  One of our favorite things we selected was a new dog bed! If you’re a pet owner, you know how quickly dog beds can get grungy and gross, so we replaced Mignon’s old bed with this beautiful one from Petco’s Harmony Urban Luxe Collection, which he loves. Doesn’t he look so snuggly? We also got a super cute new food bowl with a fun geometric pattern and a chic ceramic container to keep his favorite treats fresh! It just goes to show you that even your pet products can be chic and great additions to your home! You can visit to check out these and other stylish home products.

There has been a lot of transitions in our family for the past year or so. From moving into a new house and of course adding an additional member (Chloe) to our family. We were so worried about how Mignon would adapt to bringing a new member into the family, and as expected it took some time for him to get used to. When we moved into our new home it was super important that we gave mignon his own little corner where he will feel comfortable.

I don’t talk about Mignon as much as I should, but he’s definitely the very first “baby” of the family! It makes us so happy to see him get along with Chloe and be so happy and comfortable in his new home!

Additionally, I wanted to give a big thank you to my friends at Petco for sending the product over and sponsoring this post!



  • Kyla says:

    He is so CUTE! Which way do you go about adopting your pets?

  • isabella says:

    Mignon is SO Adorable!!
    Xx Isabella from @angulo28blog ,

  • Congrats on the new home Chriselle! I still remember the snapchat video that you announced you got your own new home! So happy for you! 🙂
    Mignon’s eyes really melt my heart! What an adorable baby! And don’t even get me started about Chloe! <3
    Great tips and photos! Thank you for sharing and have a great start to the week dear!

  • Ashley says:

    Great post! Mignon is so adorable.

    XOXO, Ashley

  • Elizabeth says:

    Pets are such important members of the family too, and oftentimes, their comfort is overlooked. Really happy to hear that you and Allen tried your best to help Mignon be as comfortable as possible during the move 🙂 Loving how snuggly he looks!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Xin says:

    Aww so cute!! I wish to have a puppy too! So adorable!


  • Jenni says:

    Mignon is so cute! 🙂

  • Alyssa says:

    Mignon is so adorable!! Love this post & that cardigan you’re wearing! xx

  • Arlene E. Stankus says:

    I love this post! I just found your site and twitter a month ago and luv it. Your family is adorable.

    Thank you!


  • Diana says:

    Love this. I personally don’t have a pet but will definitely pass along to my friends.
    || D I A N A ||

  • Monika says:

    Awww, your dog is so cute!


  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Lovely post … I love it! Mignon is an absolutely beautiful French Bull dog. 🙂

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  • My brother definitely had to get his cat ready for a visit at my parents house. Surprisingly enough, Leo was so excited because my parents house is a lot larger than my brothers college apartment haha. He loved it! It’s so thoughtful to think of your fur baby! I’m sure Mignon loves his little sister! x

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