Making a move with your pets

It can be a little complicated when you are moving with pets, as our furry friends tend to possess an instinctive fear of new surroundings.  It is important to help your pet to quickly adjust to their new environment, which means transferring their food trays, pet houses, toys and other accessories to your new home.

You will also need to provide some special conditions during relocation to make sure that your beloved friend is safe.  The transfer of your pet needs to be planned prior to the move and there are some helpful tips to assist you with achieving this.

One very good tip is to come up with a moving schedule and then make sure that you stick to it.  You will need to purchase carriers for small pets such as cats, guinea pigs, hamsters or rabbits.  If you have a dog that possesses a generally calm disposition, your pet friend can perhaps simply be kept in the rear of your motor vehicle.

One of the first things you need to be aware of is the local and state regulations concerning pets, particularly if you are making an interstate move.  The great majority of communities have enacted licensing ordinances and pet control for cats and dogs; some of these laws limit the amount of pets a person can have.  Some states do not have any laws about exotic animals such as tropical fish, so you might want to get in touch with the state veterinarian for further information.