As soon as you have made a decision to move, we recommend that you contact us regarding relocating your pet. Our specialist will advise you on the process and what documents are required. Vaccinations, boarding, the climate at destination, are just a few considerations when thinking about relocating your pet with you.
To make the experience of your pet a little more pleasant you may consider the following tips.
On Packing Day
Your pet may experience some anxiety even before the actual relocation begins. At the first sign of moving, your pet may feel that strangers are invading and destroying their personal space. They might even panic, with the thought of losing their secure home.
You can avoid this potential issue by placing your family pet away from the chaos. Take it to the park, boarding home, groomers or let it stay over at a friend’s place. Also remember to make its belongings available to it as long as possible.
Mode of Transport
Choosing the most appropriate transportation for your pet is usually made with its safety in mind. Travelling with them is the most ideal choice however if this is not possible speak to us to find out the best way to transport your prized pet. Whether traveling either by road or air, find out how many transit stops there may be or whether your pet will get a chance to stretch their legs during the journey. Try to avoid feeding your pet prior to them travelling. Pets can experience motion sickness just like we can.
Get Ready to Move
We suggest that a visit to the vet is made prior to the relocation. Apart from a general check-up, it is to make sure that your pet’s international passport and vaccinations are up to date, if you are traveling to another country. Update the data on the microchip and ensure the ID tag is current.
Prepare for the long journey by getting our crate one or two days in your home prior to your pet’s move day so it can get familiar with its traveling crate. Start by placing food inside first. Create a positive association by putting some treats and toys in there. If you are moving a cat, you should also add a small litter box. Then you can try to carry your pet in the crate and even drive it around the neighborhood so it gets use to being inside the crate.
On Moving Day
If possible arrange for us to collect your pet for boarding prior to your move day. If this is not your preference arrange a quite room to leave your pet. It is a good idea to keep them in their traveling crate for some period of time to avoid them running away or being scared. All appropriate documentation and certificates will be collected prior to your pet’s moving day.
During the Trip
If your pet is travelling with one of professional pet transport companies they will keep your pet fed, hydrated and safe during the length of the journey. The flight/road transport details will be informed to you prior to your pet’s departure and we will keep you informed of the status of the move.
At your New Home
When you arrive at your new home check the property for any hazards, such as poisons or mouse traps that may have been left behind by the previous owners. Then prepare a space for your pet where it feels safe and secure with its toys, food and water nearby. Your pet should stay in this space until all the delivery and unpacking has taken place. Once our movers have gone and when the house is quite start introducing your pet to its new house. Try and keep to the same routine as before and remember to make changes slowly in order to avoid any further stress.