Not all movers are offering pet moving services. This is a specific service that only selected movers do. Pets are also family members. Small, furry, and sometimes silly but still family members so obviously we want them to have a stress-free moving experience. That is why it’s important to research movers before trusting them with your beloved pet. We will show you what to look for when choosing a moving service for you and your pet – or pets.
Pet moving services
When researching local moving services near you, check out their website. You will see there if they are offering this service or not. If they do your next step is to see the way they are handling pet transportation especially if you have a big dog or any other big animal. This is the first thing you need to tell them how many animals do you have and how big/heavy they are.
Who is qualified to offer this kind of service?
There is a reason why not all movers do this – because they can’t! To be able to transport pets you need to have IPATA, the International Pet and Animal Transport Association. So make sure that movers you are hiring have this. Also, make sure to look for USDA approval and their experience.
Check out the reviews
This is a very important step when hiring pet moving services. That will show you how were treated their previous customers. Also, make sure to leave the review after you are done with movers and relocation. That will help some other people that are in the same situation you are now.
It’s important to double-check the exact range of services they offer. That way you will be sure they are fully able to handle your pet’s relocation from beginning to end. Check to see how big their transporters are too, see if your pet will be comfortable in their care. That is your responsibility after all.
Talk about moving insurance with movers. See if that applies to pets as well and how they can handle this. You want to hire confidant movers. The ones that have done this many times and with appropriate experience.
Preparing your pet for relocation
Talk to your chosen movers about this. They will tell you from their experience how to do this. If you are in for a long road you might want to consider anti-sickness meds. Talk to the vet about this if your pet often gets carsick. Those meds can help them to have a more enjoyable experience. But make sure to talk to the vet first not all animals respond well to those meds (the same applies to people).