5 Tips for Moving with Pets

The moving process can seem overwhelming and stressful, especially for pet owners. Moreover, we have highlighted our favorite tips when moving with pets to help ensure a stress-free move!

Make Sure to Plan

Start planning your move as soon as possible. If you are traveling overnight or for an extended period, be sure to schedule and plan out stops or find a pet-friendly hotel. Additionally, if your pet is traveling by air, be sure to research all requirements and restrictions.

Prepare an Overnight Bag

Have a bag with all of your pet’s supplies and necessities packed and on hand. Although supplies may vary from pet to pet, consider water bowls, toys, food, medication, etc.

Speak with Your Vet

It’s essential to speak with your veterinarian to help ensure a safe and stress-free move. Make sure pets’ vaccinations are up to date, request a copy of your pet’s medical records, and ask for recommendations. Try making your visit with a vet a few weeks before your move to plan accordingly!

Create a Secluded Space

According to Einstein Moving Co., the best place for your pet is secured by a seatbelt in their crate or carrier in the backseat. Additionally, make sure seat belts are secure, and there are no loose objects or boxes that could fall.

Pet-Proof New Home

Before arriving, pet-proof your new home. Keeping your space clean and clutter-free will reduce safety hazards that could harm your pet. Check out our blog on Decluttering Tips to help you stay organized throughout the moving process!

Make your move easier for your pets by following these tips. Are you looking to purchase a home? Contact one of our expert Loan Officers to start your home buying process! Ensure a happy home for you and your pet by checking out our blogs on Pet Necessities for the Home and Moving Tips & Tricks.