If you have pets in your house the process of moving can be a little bit different than moving without any kind of pets. Preparing a pet for a long-distance move or even a move just outside of the city can be tough but here are some of the top tips that you can use to make the process of moving with pets much easier:
Build a doggie bag: Keep a bag ready for your pets containing enough food, toys, litter and essential grooming items to get you through about a week. Having access to all of these items will make the process of unloading much easier and make sure that your pet is cared for even during the stressful time of moving.
Consider keeping them in a quiet spot: you may want to consider having your pet stay over at a friends house or family members during the actual move out. Extra people in the home and all of the hustle and confusion can actually really confuse a pet. Keeping a pet in a bedroom or in a crate can also be a great way to separate them from all the stress that’s happening outside and keep them out of the way.
Take them in your own car: some element of familiarity during the move is important. While some families may need to fly their pets or organize transportation for them during a move, a pet generally does much better when they are able to move in the family car.
Keep them on leash or held well: A new pet can easily get lost in your new neighborhood if they don’t know the surroundings. After a long car ride it can be tempting to have your pet rock around in the backyard even if you don’t have a fence but after all that stress sometimes animals can behave strangely. Just in case your pet tried to run back to your original home, you should keep them on a leash and keep an eye on them for at least a little while.