Moving can be an exciting time for humans on the brink of a new adventure. It can be really scary and overwhelming for our four-legged family members, though. With some careful planning and reassurance, everyone can have a smoother experience.

Find a Pet Sitter for Local Moves

Pets can get stressed out or anxious with new people coming in and out of their homes. Reduce their anxiety and chances of running away by having a trusted family member or friend watch pets on moving day. You can also inquire about pet-sitting services.

Pack Enough Pet Supplies for Long Distance Travel

Traveling long distances with pets requires supplies. Make sure you have everything in a centralized location by packing a dedicated box or suitcase with enough food, sanitary care items, and comfort supplies to make the whole trip.

Research Local Veterinarians in Advance

Changing familiar veterinary care can be stressful for everyone, humans included. Make the process easier by doing research in advance. If possible, reach out and schedule an initial appointment at the new location so everyone is prepared.

Check Local Regulations Regarding Exotic Animals

Exotic pets are less common but sometimes have restrictions or regulatory requirements. If you’re moving an exotic pet across state lines, make sure to check the state’s regulatory website to see if there are any restrictions.

Research Pet Restrictions for International Relocations

Moving with a pet internationally often comes with regulations and restrictions. Check out the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a resource to see if they have any helpful information about moving pets from the U.S. to another country.

Aquariums, Terrariums, Habitats & Cages

Aquariums, terrariums, habitats, and cages can be expensive but necessary investments. Protect your pet’s home by speaking with your residential mover. Often, they’ll have extra padding or crating options that can help you relocate your pet’s home safely.

Pet Shipping Companies

If you have a particularly long or complicated move coming up, it might be beneficial to look into a shipping company that focuses on pet transportation. The International Pet and Animal Transportation Association can help you find a reputable pet shipping specialist if self-transport isn’t feasible.

Using a dedicated and caring long-distance mover is also another way to help pets deal with the anxiety of moving. They take the time to listen to your needs and provide personalized care. Peroulas Moving & Storage has more than two decades of service to Knoxville providing efficient relocations and unmatched care. Get started with a free quote.