Moving with Pets

February 3rd, 2016

Moving is a stressful event for everyone, including your pets! Since animals have great intuition when it comes to changes, pay extra attention to your pets and give them reassurance during your move. Take time to prepare your pet’s move just as you did when you were considering for a professional mover and check out our moving tips below!

If you are flying or moving to another state, make sure to stop by the veterinarian and have a signed health certificate for your pet. Also, make sure you check out the requirements of the import of animals of the state you are trying to move to. By taking your pets to a veterinarian before your move, you and your pet will be prepared for any regional health risks that might require vaccinations like heartworms in areas that have a lot of mosquitos. In addition, it’s best for your pet to get an identification chip implanted if you plan on flying since most airlines require your pets to have one. Your veterinarian will also be able to provide you with a copy of your pet’s latest health records that you can keep for your move.

When moving it’s important that if your pets are traveling with you, your pets should have a travel identification tag just in case they might get lost any time during your move. Pets like cats, can be sensitive to moves, they might get scared or be confused and may try to run so having information like your name, address, your pet’s name, your phone number on the tag will be helpful if they ever get lost and are found by someone else.

Pack your pet’s necessities separately from your personal belongings so you can keep your moving boxes organized. Lastly, Pack extra food for your pet when moving to your new spot, just in case you can’t find it at your new location easily.

Contact Rare Moving & Trucking at 617-825-7273 to set up an appointment for a reliable and professional move around the Boston Area or just get a free estimate from us today!

How to Move with Pets

December 11th, 2014

Are you moving with pets? Sometimes this can be quite a challenge; here are some tips on how to move your pets in a pet-friendly way!

Prior to Moving Day:

The safest practice when moving your pet is to use a crate; a lot of owners don’t use crates for their pets, so putting your cat or small dog in a crate for the first time can be quite the shock for your little animal. So we, after referring to ASPCA, recommend introducing your pets to their new crates weeks in advance to moving day; come moving day, your pets will be familiar with the crate, saving you a car ride free of whining!

On Moving Day:

When moving day arrives you should follow these tips to ensure a smooth transportation for you and your pet:

  • Take your dog for a walk right before you begin to travel to the new location; you don’t want to have to clean up a mistake inside your car!
  • Also make sure your pets’ tags are updated with an address and your contact information just in case they get lose, especially if it is a house cat.
  • Be sure to bring a portable water bowl and some yummy treats. You should also consider packing some toys too, especially if you’re moving puppies or kittens; it’ll help keep them busy!
  • If you’re traveling far, and you’re going to be staying at a hotel, make sure the place you are staying at is pet friendly.

We are one of Boston’s most trusted moving company; we always make it our goal to create a smooth and stress-free moving experience for all our clients. To schedule a free moving estimate, please feel free to give Rare Moving & Trucking a call at 617-825-7273.