5 Tips for Moving with Pets This Summer

Learn the secret to making residential moves stress-free and pet-friendly. Residential moves involving pets add an extra element of stress to your plans. It’s one thing if you’ll be driving with your household items. If you’re flying - particularly overseas - you need the help of a professional company who can help you keep your pets safe. Here are five pet-friendly tips for preparing for a long-distance move.

1: Research Travel Laws

Moving pets across international borders takes more than a note from your veterinarian. You’ll have to time everything right if you want Fido to come home with you as soon as you touch down.

2: Request More Information from Your Airline

If you’re traveling by plane, you’ll need to know the company’s policies on pets carried in the cargo hold or in the cabin.

3: Double-Check the Local Laws of Your New Destination

Will your dog or cat need a license? What about a fenced in yard? Is your breed of pet allowed inside city limits? Don’t let local laws catch you off-guard. Call City Hall before your move so you will know your pet is legal from the first day you’re in town.

4: Update Your Pet’s Microchip Information

If your pet loses their collar in transit, what will you do? If your pet has a microchip, and we hope that they do, it’s critical to update your contact information with the microchip company. Make sure they have your new address and phone number if it changes.

5: Schedule a Physical with Your Veterinarian

From updating shots to getting a prescription for motion sickness, there are plenty of reasons to meet with your vet before making a big move. Help your furry (or feathered) friends feel more comfortable and secure with a well-designed moving plan. Ensure your pets’ safety by scheduling residential moves with an established company like Nilson Van and Storage.

Whether your move is big or small, our skilled movers are dedicated to helping you every step of the way, no matter where life takes you.