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Moving with Pets

By September 21, 2017September 22nd, 2017Moving


Moving represents change for you and every member of your family. You will have a new home, new neighborhood, new friends and while all that is exciting it can also be overwhelming. Now think about your beloved pets they will also have to go through the same changes and adapt so make sure you think about them when preparing for your big moving day.

Pet Friendly Home

If you own a pet then you need to make sure your new home is pet friendly . If you just bought a house it may not be a problem at all but if you are relocating to a condo or apartment building you need to do research on what the rules are. Remember pets are part of the family too and you wouldn’t want to be stuck in a situation where you will need to find a new home for them.


Planning is key so you need to figure out how you will relocate your pet to your new home.

By car

Traveling long distances with your pet can be a huge source of stress so you need to have all the necessary items to make the journey less stressful. It is very important that you consult the veterinarian before you arrange any trips.

Rule #1 never leave your pet unattended. It is important that you never leave your pet inside the car alone specially cause of the high temperatures that can be reached inside a vehicle.

Also prepare the car for your pet. Make sure is clean and organized and that the air conditioning works properly.

It would be ideal if you find a proper pet seat, carrier or crate because you don’t want your cat or dog wandering.

Plan the route and look for pet friendly hotels in advance.

Go to to find a full list of items to bring with you so the relocation of your pet goes as smoothly as possible. You will also be able to find a list of pet friendly hotels.

By plane

If you are relocating to another state or country you need to find an airline that allows pets and also inquire on the requirements. You can visit and you’ll be able to find a very vast variety of airlines and their rules regarding pets on planes. Once you know what airlines rules on pets are make sure to contact them.

It is extremely important that you to do this with enough time so you can prepare your pet and make sure all the requirements are met.

Professional Pet Shipper

If you won’t be able to bring your pet with you whether by car or plane or any other transportation method you don’t have to worry. There is an organization called International Pet and Animal Transportation Association they are experts at pet shipping services and dedicated to the humane transport of your pets. Go to for more information.

Health Check up

Before you move with your pet you need to visit the veterinarian and do a good health check up , ask professional advice on how to transport your pet and go through any vaccines that might be needed. You can also ask the doctor to recommend any trustworthy veterinarian at your new place in case he knows any it doesn’t hurt to ask.

It is never to early to start getting your pet ready for the big moving day . The more you plan ahead and prepare yourself you’ll be able to help your pet adapt faster to the relocation and then to the new home .



For more information on how to prepare to move with pets visit the following websites