With the many variables involved with moving it’s important to remember your favorite furry friends, your pets! Here’s a few tips and tricks to keep in mind while moving with your animals in honor of National Dog day!
1.)Tire your pet out:
“Let them burn some energy prior to the movers arrival, take them for a walk!” Our office manager Kendal Galloway said. They may be less interested in all the move action if they are pooped out from a long walk or run.
2.) Let them meet the Movers Who Care:
Introduce your pet to your movers! We care about your pet’s well being too! We want to make sure they know your move crew, so please be sure to mention it to your CSR while booking your move if your pet is going to be present.
3.) Ask a friend or family member to watch them during the move:
Animals are super sensitive and can sense the stress you’re under! Plus many types of animals, including cats hate change. Having a familiar friend around can help ease the change and take their minds off the move!
4.) Prepare a pet box!
Set aside your pet’s beloved toys and treats and keep them at hand so you can help keep entertained during the transition. Be sure to also keep their medical records and meds in this box so everything pet related is all together and organized!
5.) Update your Animal’s ID tag!
This is crucial! Make sure you switch out your animal’s id tag with the new address. It’s crazy to think something so tiny like your dog’s ID tag could be so important, but it is!
6.) Moving Across Country with your Pet!
If your pet is jet setting across the country to your new home comfort is key! Look up your local airport’s crate requirements, and be sure they have plenty of room to roam around. You might even want ask your vet if they could prescribe some sleep medication for the flight.
7.) Plan your hotel stays in advance!
Planning your hotel stays in advance if you are driving with your pet. Planning ahead cannot only save you money on booking your stay, it’s important your hotel accepts animals! It’s good to have a couple of hotels in mind just in case you get stuck in traffic, or if those energy drinks kicked in and you end up making great drive time on the road!
We are excited for your move and want make sure it’s as stress free and hassle free as possible! For more information on moving with Two Men and a Truck call us today! 757.962.6683
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