Moving to Vancouver with a cat will give you a lot more to worry about than just packing. Place-sensitive, territorial felines have the tendency to run away when things seem unfamiliar. If you don’t want to meet your new neighbors while posting “missing cat” posters around town, remember these three pieces of advice suggested by Catster:

#1 Stay Calm

Cats have an uncanny ability to read our emotions. Stay calm about the move and your cat will too.

#2 Pack Familiar Items

Keep your cat’s most loved toys within easy reach and break them out the second you arrive at your new home.

#3 Let Your Cat Adjust Slowly

Rather than overwhelming your cat all at once, let them explore the house gradually by blocking off sections.