Long distance moving brings with it many stressful issues – the packing, the organizing, and the goodbyes. And if there are pets involved, it may be a sophisticated add-on to the difficulty of relocating, but in the end, when you have your pet with you safe and sound, you will know that the trouble was worth it. After all, your pet is also a member of the family and it is never an option to leave it behind.


Most four-legged pets love to travel, but in case of a long distance move, it is ideal that you prepare and plan ahead. Here are various tips to be considered while taking your pets on a cross country move.


  • The first thing you can do is to prepare your pet for relocating. Take your furry companion for short trips. Try leaving your pet in the car while you do your daily tasks. This way your pet will get adjusted to being alone in the car. This will later be of assistance to you, as there will be situations when you will have to leave your pet in the car for short periods while on a long distance move.
  • Make sure you know the route you are going to take for your long distance move. By doing this, you can book a hotel/motel for the night’s stay and ensure they allow pets. In addition to this, you can also make a list of veterinarians in the nearby region, in order to reach them fast in case an emergency might happen.


  • Take your pet to a vet a few days before the move and get a full physical check-up done. Also, ask your vet if any particular vaccinations require to be taken for the new place to which you are moving.


  • If you are moving to a different country, it is better to make sure on how the culture treats them – if you are used to taking your pet with you all over the place you go, the same policy may not be welcomed in another nation. With all these tips considered your moving process with your pets is definite to be the least traumatic.

Hire our team of cross country movers and we’ll ensure you start on the right foot. We can’t assist you to enroll the kids in a new school or inform you about the best restaurants in your new city, but we can definitely ensure you have the whole thing on time and for a reasonable price.