Moving to a new home is stressful in itself, but moving with pets brings your already-stressful move to a whole other level
we've gathered up some of our best tips and tricks to make your move with your pet as easy as possible.
- Dogs and cats can be very territorial. When movers arrive to your home, have some treats and toys ready for the movers to share with your pets. The sooner your pet is comfortable with the movers, the sooner the job can get done.
- If your beloved furry friend is a cat, the safest way to transport them to their new home is to have them safe in a crate with familiar objects such as blankets and toys. The best thing would be to transport them in your car with you to your new home. Cats take longer than dogs to adjust to new spaces. Upon arriving at a new home, introduce your cat to the new space one room or one floor at a time so he/she can get familiar with the area.
- If your fur-child is a dog, the safest way to transport them is also in your own vehicle. Using crates if possible will help keep your dog safe during the drive. Dogs adapt easier than cats to new spaces, but still need time to adjust. Make sure your dog has up to date tags and a microchip in case somehow it get's loose during the move.
- If you are unable to be home with your pets in the first few days following a move, have a family friend or relative "pet-sit" for you to help ensure your pet is adjusting to the new home. If a pet is left alone in an unfamiliar environment for long period of time, it can cause the animal stress and anxiety.