You might be wondering about your pet while you plan a move. As if moving wasn’t stressful enough, you worry about little Fido. I am a pet parent as well, of a dog that I literally named Fido. It started out as a joke, but the name stuck. I needed to move, but I was unsure if Fido could handle such a long ride. The Humane Society recommended that pets travel by car than by airline. I didn’t need the airline because I was planning on driving myself to my new home. It would be pointless to send my dog on a plane while I drive.
Moving companies aren’t allowed to transport pets. So that means you need to find a moving company that will make your move as stress-free as possible. In the way, I can focus more on transporting my dog to my dog with me. That is why I was so happy to find The Moovers. They are a great moving company with years of experience under their belt. I trusted them completely to help me pack and help me move to my new place.
It is legal to move your pets within the country, but all states want that pets that enter their state lines have their health certificate and updated rabies vaccinations. So I talked to my vet and obtained a copy of my pet’s record just in case. My vet also took a look at Fido and checked to see if he needed any other vaccinations because of the place we were relocating too. Depending on the area that you move too, your dog or pet might be suspectable to the whether conditions or different wildlife they’ve never seen before. That is why it is a good idea to keep your pet vaccinated and healthy. Vets can also give you tips on helping your pet better prepare for the move. For pets that do not travel well, vets may even offer a sedative. It is never a good idea to use a sedative on your pets if they are traveling by air. Never.
Organization is key and being well prepared as well. I thought it was a good idea to prepare a pet kit for Fido. That means bringing a small bag of dog food. Traveling is not the time to change your dog’s food. That also means packing Fido’s food and water bowl.
- If your dog takes medication, don’t forget to bring it.
- Bring doggy elimination bags if case your dog’s needs to relieve
- A copy of your dogs’ health certificate, proof of current rabies shots and other vaccination.
- A leash
- ID tags that have your new address, not your old address, your phone number or cell. You can also have a chip implemented in your pet as well in case they get lost.
- Provide your dog with a blanket and any other toys that will make the ride easier for your pet.
- Don’t forget to bring a gallon of water for your pet
The move turned out to be a great success, and Fido handled the move so well. Plus, I had the reliable Moovers with me, transporting my stuff safely to my new house. For more advice, you can check out this article on moving pets.