5 Smart Principles For How to Move Our Pets
Moving our pets started from real-life events. I, a woman with two cats, recently married a man with one dog. After this major life event, we all moved into a house together. It was a Brady Bunch scenario of sorts, except with half of the kids missing (being animal lovers, I’m sure we’ll have six total in no time), and nobody except for the human parents actually got along.
Keep in mind your pet’s needs when looking for a home
Be sensitive to potential anxieties your pet may have
Research pet transportation companies (if applicable)
- Consult with your vet first to take appropriate precautions
- If needed, take pet-friendly anxiety medication along with special diet instructions for your pet.
- Make sure to research the chosen pet transportation companies up and down to ensure you are partnering with top-notch people.
Consider a pet daycare or sitter on moving day
Finally, with the hustle and bustle that comes with moving, things will be lost temporarily. Make sure that all of your pet’s medications, toys, dishes, and treats are all in one spot, and open that box first thing upon entering your new house. It will give the feeling of “home” and perhaps bring comfort to your pets during this potentially stressful time in their (and your!) life. Knowing the principles for moving our pets makes moving less stressful for everyone — humans and animals alike.