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Click Here for Our Moving Checklist – for Your Pets June 14th, 2017 | Posted in General Real Estate, Other Interests, Real Estate

In continuing this short weekly series of moving checklists, today’s checklist is a guide for preparing to move your pets. Again, whether across town or across the country, there are some important items of consideration on this list.

For our purposes, this checklist was designed to be included on the seller section of a website. This could certainly be emailed to a client as well.

 

Your pets require special care and attention when moving to a new location. Listed below are some suggestions on making the move as comfortable as possible.

Small dogs and cats can be flown by air transportation or driven along in the car. There are businesses that specialize in the transportation of pets. Your moving company may be able to supply you with the names of pet movers or you can look on the web.

If you are arriving in your new destination by air transportation, your pet(s) can ride along in the baggage compartment or if small enough, underneath your seat in a carrier. If you choose to transport your pet(s) in this fashion, here is a quick checklist of items to consider:

1. You must provide the airline carrier with a current health certificate from your veterinarian.

2. Make sure to speak with the airlines about their specific rules and regulations regarding pet transportation. They may provide special shipping containers. Check your carrier’s website for the best information.

3. If you have a container for your pet, make certain that it fits within the requirements of the airline carrier.

4. Tranquilizers may be appropriate to obtain from your veterinarian to give to your pet prior to the trip.

5. Something familiar to your pet, such as a toy or an article of clothing/blanket, may help your pet feel more comfortable during the flight.

If your pet is flying without you, be sure you have arranged for someone to pick up your pet. If you do not know anyone in the new destination, a local kennel can do that for you. Some kennels will board pets, which may assist you in the move as well.

If your pet(s) are traveling with you in the car, be sure to have their water bowl, leash, and favorite toy. Be sure to make frequent stops as pets can get carsick easily and being restricted in a car all day can make them nervous and upset. Some motels and hotels offer accommodations for pets. Be sure to plan your stay on the road ahead of time to ensure nighttime accommodations will be comfortable for ALL family members.

Smaller pets such as hamsters, birds, and other small animals can be transported in the car fairly easily. Make sure that your pet has enough food and water in their cages and they are kept out of drafts or extreme temperatures. Cover their cages to keep them quiet and calm.

Congratulations on your new adventure together! Click here to access our other exclusive moving checklists.

 

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