As you prepare to move, keep in mind the needs of your pet. Your pet’s needs will vary depending on how far you are moving. The greater the distance, the more preparation will be required. You will have to decide how you will transport your pet, whether or not you will board them and if any temporary accommodations will accept them if needed.
Another very important thing to keep in mind is what to do with your pet on the day of the move. Professional movers, like those with ClickandMove are used to having pets around. However, it is best to keep them kenneled or contained during the move for their own safety. During the day of the move, doors will be left opened and people will be coming and going. It will be a flurry of activity at your home, which can cause stress or worse give your pet an opportunity to run off. Therefore, keeping them confined to a safe place is best for your pet and your movers.
Discussing your upcoming move with your veterinarian will help to assess the health of your pet, which in turn will allow you to evaluate your options. You definitely want to make sure you have everything current, like vaccinations and have a copy of the records. Most airlines and other pet transport services require this type of documentation. Therefore, having it ahead of time will facilitate the process.
Keep in mind that there are companies that specialize in transporting and boarding pets. Therefore, if you are inundated with other tasks, you could use these services to help you.