We know how hard it is to find a new home with a pet. You’ll have extra leg work to do when researching new homes, because not every apartment and house is pet friendly (so rude!).
However, once you find the perfect cozy place to settle down with your furry friend, the next task is to move – and moving with a pet tends to be tougher than a regular move.
Here’s what to consider when moving with a Pet:
Clarify the “Pet Rules”
First things first – Did you ask for the rules of pet ownership in your new area/home?
We hope you had a detailed talk with your realtor about the specific pet rules in the area you are moving to. Some apartments allow pets who weigh less than 50 lbs, while others permit cats only – sorry, doggos and all other pets!
It’s always great to double check so both you and your pet can avoid any inconvenience.
Schedule an Appointment with a Vet
Before you move into a new place, make sure that your pet is up to date with all their vaccinations, medications and that you have a copy of their medical records. It may take time to settle in the new place and find vets who are accepting new patients. Try to schedule an appointment as soon as possible lest you run into an emergency.
Make Sure to Update Information
If your pet wears a collar or has a microchip, you’ll want to update the information to match your updated information.
Arrange for your Pets Stay
On moving day, you’ll have plenty of tasks to manage – taking stuff in and out of your house and making sure everything is packed and ready to be moved. With the general level of stress involved, it might be a good idea to have your pet stay somewhere there’s less chaos. This way, your pet will be much happier, and you will not have to worry about them during your busy day.
Check for the Transportation Rules
It is much easier for your pet if you are travelling to your new home by car. However, if you are going long-distance and planning to onboard a plane, make sure that the airlines accommodate pets. Also, it would be a good idea to have someone at the baggage claim before they can start unloading. This way, your pet won’t be sitting there waiting for you to arrive. If you are planning a trip by car and will have to stay a night, make sure to ask your hotel if they accept pets.
Be Thoughtful of Your Pet in a New Place
Once you have moved all the things to your new home and are ready to bring your pet to the new place, make sure you have already set up all their items for their comfort. It may take time for your pet to get familiar with their new surroundings. Have their bed somewhere they can easily find their food and have all the comforts of their old home ready for them!
Move Easily with a Move Partner
Wherever you go, you’ll find the process more comfortable with moving partners. At Two Small Men with Big Hearts, we can help you with packing supplies, transportation, and of course our well-trained movers will be available to do the heavy lifting and packing to get your things safely from one place to another.
Unlike doing it yourself, with a moving company, you’ll cut down on your stress and will be able to devote more time for your pet. Want to give us a try? Get in touch with our professionals.