You’ve decided that the time has come to move house; you are excited about the future and what your new home will bring. You have got all of the packing under control and have taken an organized approach to every aspect of the move, all there is left to do now is work out how to transport your pets to your new home, and how to do so safely and with minimal stress for them. There are plenty of options to consider; it’s just a case of determining what would be the best route for your pets. To help make the process a little easier for you, below are some tips, ideas and suggestions.
Take them in your car
The most obvious option may be to take your pets in your car with you, after all, they are part of the family. However, that being said, what it is important to consider is how comfortable being packed into a car with you and the kids will be. Dogs tend to be fine with this, but other pets like cats, rabbits, hamsters, and reptiles, can find these kind of journeys incredibly stressful, depending on how long it is, of course. Then there is the fact that if it is a long journey, you may want to stop on the way to your new home for some food or even to spend the night in a hotel, and the chances are that you can’t take your pets in with them. So you need to consider if taking your pets in your car with you, is the best idea.
How about shipping your pets to your new home? Don’t worry, believe it or not, shipping pets can be a secure and safe mode of transporting them to your new home, not to mention a less stressful one. Shipping services like Shiply offer the option of pet transportation, which when it comes to moving house can come in incredibly handy. You can choose to ship them along with all of your furniture so that they are surrounded by smells that they know. If you are going a long distance, then aircraft shipping could also be another option that is worth considering. As this mode of transport tends to offer a much quicker move.
Come back for them
Another option, if you have family or friends living where you currently live, could be to leave your pets with them for a couple of weeks, get your new home set up, and then go back and pick them up. That way you don’t need to worry about everything being too stressful for them, as you can leave them in the capable hands of your family or friends, and then collect them once your new home is all organized and in order.
There you have it, everything that you need to know about transporting pets safely to your new home. The most important thing to remember is to do what is best for them, ensuring that they have the least stressful and safest journey possible to their new home.