Moving with Pets | Colorado Springs
Moving with your pet is just as stressful as moving with your children – after all, our pets are our family and can’t quite understand the changes they are about to face. Pets are smart though and will start to pick up on the fact something is changing. Luckily, your move to Colorado Springs doesn’t have to be as stressful as it seems and our professional movers in Colorado Springs are here to make moving with pets a breeze.
Updated Documentation from the Vet
One of the first things that should be on the checklist when you are moving with your pet is making sure they are up to date with their vaccines. These include rabies shots because if your pet were to escape during the moving process and accidentally bite or scratch someone, you can be held liable for neglecting to make sure your pet is up-to-date on all the appropriate shots. It is also important that you have medical documentation as proof that your pets are up-to-date on all shots and vaccinations as a lot of apartments won’t allow pets if they are not.
Pack Up the House with Pets Around
When packing up the house, there will be chaos in the midst of all the boxes and your pet may not fully understand what is going on. Prepare their crate to prevent them from running away. According to the ASPCA, “Cats aren’t big fans of change. You can help your cats (and skittish dogs) adjust to the moving process by bringing in moving boxes early and by keeping your furry friends in a familiar room you plan to pack up last. On moving day, keep your pets in a quiet room with the door shut, or at a friend’s house. This will ensure that your cat or dog won’t get scared and try to make a quick getaway while the movers load up the truck. During the moving process, try to keep your pet’s routine as normal as possible.”
If you need help boxing up your belongings, let our Colorado Springs packing service serve to lighten the burden while you tend to your pets.
Pet-Proofing the House
Don’t forget to pet-proof the house once you move in. While your old house was pet-proofed, the new one may not be. Once you move with your pets, take an extensive look around the house to note any plants that may harm your pet or anything that can be detrimental to their health. Address these issues as soon as possible to prevent your pet from getting sick or hurt.
Talk to Your Moving Company
At the end of the day, moving with pets is not easy, but there are ways to make it easier and it will all be worth it. At our Colorado Springs moving company, our team of dedicated local Colorado Springs movers are all pet-friendly and willing to do everything int heir power to make your move go smoothly. When you work with us, we will provide the full-service moving experience at a price you can afford. Call today for a free, no-obligation moving quote.
1. ASPCA – Moving with Your Pet