Published: February 24, 2021
It’s no secret – most people know that moving to a new home can be one of the most exhausting life events one can experience. Certain factors can make moving even more taxing, like moving with children or pets. If you are relocating with a dog or two in tow, you will want to properly prepare so that you can make the move as smooth as possible for you and your furry companions. Read on for some pro tips from the team at UNITS© Moving & Portable Storage!
Dogs can be very territorial, and new people or commotion can cause them anxiety. Prepare your treat bag when the movers arrive and have them give treats to your dogs so your pet will not see them as a threat.
Once you arrive in your new home, slowly introduce your dog to the new surroundings and have it leashed outside until your pet becomes comfortable in the unfamiliar environment. Don’t forget to have your dog wear a pet ID tag on its collar or a pet microchip just in case it wanders off during the moving day.
If possible, stay home a few days after the move to attend to your dog. You can also relieve its anxiety by getting a pet sitter—this can be a friend or a relative—if you can’t stay at home.
It is not recommended to transport your dog or any type of pet in the cargo area of trailers and vans that are not designed for such a purpose. Never transport your pet without proper ventilation and airflow, no matter whether you’re moving long-distance or within the town.
The best option for moving with a dog is to use a dog cage or travel crate designed especially for transporting animals or let your dog ride with you in the car. If your dog does ride along with you in the car, make sure to include seatbelt adapters that fit your dog and a secure carrier for your pet for the best outcome.
There are many animal transport services out there that can help you find the best transportation options for your pet, whether you’re moving locally, long-distance, or across the country, or around the world. Professional transportation from a reliable company will give you peace of mind that your furry friend is in good hands during the move, no matter how far of a journey you’re making to your new home.
Last but not least, don’t forget to rent a portable storage container! Our secure, durable, and easily transportable containers can help make your next move a breeze. If you’d like to book a container, call UNITS Moving & Portable Storage at (855) 981-8648 or find your nearest franchise today!