What To Do With Pets During A Move?
We all love our fuzzy friends, albeit it a dog, cat, or even pet iguana. Here are some useful moving tips on ensuring your pet is safe during your move.
Please don’t let your pet run loose in the house during a move. We wouldn’t want to accidently hurt your pet, as movers could accidentally trip and be injured, or your pet could escape.
Keep your pet in a crate in a safe area in your house. Put the crate in a room and label the door to let Cargo Cabbie movers know where your pet is located. Or ask a friend, or neighbor to babysit your pet during the move.
Pack a small Go-Bag for your pet. The last thing you’ll need is to arrive at your new home after a long day to realize you can’t find the box of kitty litter, or your dog’s favourite biscuits.
Packing is a noisy and frightening process for animals, and they are often unsettled. The tape guns are loud, there’s lots of bubble wrap and newsprint being crinkled. Moving causes quite a commotion, and overwhelms most pets. Small animals should be kept away from loud noises, and perhaps best confined to their cage during the process.
Take an extra few moments to pay some extra special care and attention to your furry friend. They’re looking for your comfort at the best of times, and especially during transition.
Make sure your pets have updated ID tags and chips with your new contact information, including: address and phone numbers.
Take your pet to your new home in your own vehicle. It’s unsafe for any animal to be transported in the cargo area of a moving truck, as they are not temperature cold, nor do they offer proper ventilation.