Moving with Pets

Help your PETS have a stress-free move

Moving is tough enough on humans, but animals don't have a clue why strangers are removing the furniture. Like the rest of us, pets need a little extra TLC at moving time. Here’s what you can do to make their move easier at both ends and on the road.

  • Take your time and stay calm around your pet
  • Make travel arrangements
  • Visit your veterinarian for records/shots
  • Stick with your routines
  • Make a pet room in each house for moving day
  • Get tags and leashes updated to new address

If traveling far, remember to take:

  • Veterinary records, certificates, and recent photos
  • Medications
  • Your pets' usual foods and plenty of water from the home you're leaving
  • Food and water bowls, a can opener, and resealable lids
  • Toys, chew bones, and treats
  • Leashes for cats and dogs
  • Beds (pillows, towels, or other crate liners)
  • Plastic bags and scoops for dogs
  • Litter box for cats
  • Cage covers for birds and rodents
  • Paper towels for messes
  • Provisions for the first day at the new home

If you can’t take your pet with you:

This is one of the hardest choices to make. If your family or friends are unable to give your pet a home, what are your choices? Finding a home for your furry friend is challenging and we know some great people involved in re-homing pets. Animal Advocates offers fostering and adoption.

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