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Moving with Pets

According to HealthStatus.com, moving is the third most stressful life event after divorce and the death of a loved one. [1] It’s a no-brainer that moving causes so much stress because it’s a disruption to your daily routine. Such disruptions may include planning your move with Arizona movers, informing various places of importance about the move, scheduling an installation for a new home security system, and so on. Though, through all the chaos, you may not notice your furry friend is feeding off your energy and is getting nervous or overexcited.  Animals tend to get nervous more so than humans due to the sudden change in their surroundings. Don’t worry, our Phoenix movers can tell you more about moving with pets.


Before Moving to Phoenix

The first place to start when it comes to moving with pets is the veterinarian. Give your vet a visit for a last-minute checkup as well as restocking on any prescription medication for your pet that will last well after the move. Your vet can also recommend other reputable veterinarians in Phoenix. Also, don’t forget to inquire about rabies tag state regulations [2] if you’re moving long-distance with pets.


After the vet visit, create an overnight kit for your pet so they can maintain some sense of calm during the move to Phoenix. This kit should include items such as grooming tools, a pooper scooper, food, treats, cat litter, and toys.


Moving Day

Now that the big day has officially arrived, make sure to have everything in place to help your pet deal with the commotion of the move. Just before our Phoenix long-distance movers arrive, we recommend leaving your pet at a kennel, the vet’s clinic, or even a friend’s house (perhaps the neighbor if you are on good terms) so they won’t be in the middle of the moving chaos back at home.


While our expert movers are securely pack your belongings as part of our Phoenix packing services, call several hotels along the route to confirm if they’re pet-friendly. Sometimes, the closed-in cabin of the vehicle can make your pet uncomfortable, so a little overnight break can alleviate some of that pent up energy.


Home Sweet Home

Now that you’ve finally arrived at the new home with your four-legged friend, help them get settled into their new surroundings. First, while our expert movers are unloading your belongings, designate an area within the house to keep your pet away from the chaos and to familiarize themselves with their new home. After our Phoenix movers finish unloading and assembling furniture, go out for a walk with your dog and let them sniff around so they can familiarize themselves with the new neighborhood.


We’re Here for You Every Step of the Way

When shopping around for reliable movers to help you move to Phoenix, make our Arizona movers your first-choice. Four generations of our family have helped businesses and families move across the country with ease, therefore you can rely on our experience. Call us today for your free, no-obligation quote!




[1] Health Status – Top 5 Stressful Situations

[2] Power Shots MN – Rabies Laws by States