More than half of all American households have a pet. Your buyers, however, might be among those who choose not to. Help them envision your house as their home by making sure your pets, and evidence of your pets, are gone when they tour your property. Where to go? A few suggestions:

1. Romp!
A showing is the perfect excuse to take your dog for a walk around the neighborhood. Or, make a play date at the park with one of their favorite puppy pals.

2. Kitty camp
Check out your local options for boarding your cat while your home is shown. Veterinarians often offer this service or usually have recommendations for kennels.

3. Retail therapy
Take your dog to cruise the aisles at your favorite pet store. After all, you’re moving to a new neighborhood and may not be visiting there as often. No doubt your pooch will help you pick out a toy or treat for them if you can’t decide.

4. Hire a dog walker
If you’re stuck at work and can’t run home to take your dog out, hire a dog walker to swing by and take your pup for a stroll.

5. Daycare
Buy a punch card for a few visits at a doggy daycare. Your pooch will have a blast racing and chasing (and sometimes even swimming) with pals while prospective buyers hopefully fall in love with your home.

6. That’s what friends are for
While your home’s for sale, your cat or dog might be happiest with an extended sleepover with friends or family.

7. Don’t you need something at Home Depot?
More boxes for packing? Paint chips to help you decide what colors to use to  personalize your new place? Take your dog along.

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