moving with pets

Planning A Move With Your Pets

As if moving isn’t hard enough all by itself, moving with pets can be a complicated adventure depending on a number of factors and of course the conditions of your move. At Tru-Pak Moving Systems we have a lot of experience advising families moving with animals of all types. From exotic fish, snakes, giant lizards, iguanas, dogs, and cats of all types and sizes, and even an occasional squirrel, hamster, chimpanzee, horses, or even a domesticated pig. We know how important pets are in the lives of our customers and we love to provide guidance whenever we can. One of the most important issues regarding pets and a homeowner moving is to not stress out over the moving experience, either you or your pet. If you are looking to hire a moving company in Shelby NC you need to review the potential mover’s website for services and experience before you make your choice.

Below are a few recommendations we can make with our vast experience dealing with families moving with pets.

Rules & Any Regulations with Your New Home

It is very important to identify any rules and regulations and or restrictions that might exist with a new home purchase before you sign on the dotted line. Numerous facilities including apartment complexes, condos, even gated communities have restrictions on many types of pets, their size and type of animal might come into play. In today’s world of rules and regulations, insurance policies enter into the picture for certain types of dogs like pit bulls, bullmastiffs, even other types of large dogs. Knowing the restrictions before you sign a lease or decide on a property is always prudent.

Animal Licensing and Identification

It is always appropriate to have your animals licensed according to the local rules of your municipality, city, or town you are moving to. This can be especially important when you first move into your new home so that you are complying with the local rules. This is also important if your animals get loose and have to be identified with a new home address. Your new neighbors will more than likely not know you or be able to recognize your animals. That makes animal tags that much more important when moving into a new neighborhood. On the animal tags, you need to list the pet’s name, address and phone number, and any license numbers if available. This way if your animal gets out, you can be contacted by whoever comes into contact with them especially the dog catcher.

Having Up to Date Vaccinations

Prior to completing your Shelby move, you should schedule a veterinarian appointment. This way you will be able to ensure your pet is up-to-date on all their vaccinations. Moving can become very chaotic, which is exactly why you will want to accomplish this prior to your move so you don’t forget. Depending on the location of where you move to, you may have to provide a certificate of health for your pet, showing they are up to date on all their vaccinations. It is always a good idea to find out what are the requirements necessary to be needed prior to moving to your new destination.

Pets Making the Journey

This is the most difficult part of moving with any type of pet, domestic or otherwise. Depending on how you plan on traveling by car, plane, train, etc. you will want to secure your pets. If you are traveling in the family car, then choosing how you transport them is really up to you. If by some other means of transportation, crating pets is the only way to successfully transport them. Just be careful with the safety of the animal and the mode of transportation you chose. Many an animal has been lost due to airline travel in the cargo hold. Scary to think that you could lose a pet because of the type of transportation you elect to use.

Small dogs usually can travel with their owners on airlines but larger ones must go into the cargo hold. Vets usually prescribe medication to make the trip more relaxing but check to make sure your aged pets can stand the trip and the stress.

Introducing Your Pets to the Neighborhood

It is always a good idea to introduce your children and your pets to the neighborhood when you get settled into your new home. This way you can find out who are the pet lovers and the neighbors who might have a problem with certain types of animals.

Hire the Right Moving Company

Tru-Pak Moving has been Shelby’s hometown mover for over 60 years. We are experts on everything that has to do with the moving process and can guide you on the best choices when it comes to scalable packing and unpacking services, moving supplies, moving coordinators assigned to every move, and even give you advice on moving with your precious animals. Give us a call at 1-800-659-1233 for a free moving estimate.

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