Tips For Moving With Pets In New Jersey

Rite Move is a full-service, state-licensed and fully insured moving company providing expert residential moving services in Hamilton, New Jersey. While we offer expert packing, moving and unpacking services for local, interstate and long-distance moves, we cannot transport live animals inside our moving trucks. Instead, we offer some tips to make moving more pleasant for your four-legged family members.

Visit The Vet

See your veterinarian to make sure vaccinations are current and your pet is healthy enough to travel. Get a copy of your pet’s health records and proof of current rabies vaccinations, especially if you’re moving somewhere with strict pet entry regulations. Ask about medications for car sickness or to help calm pets that don’t travel well. Update your pet’s identification tag and/or microchip information with your new address and phone number.

Packing For Your Pet

Pack spill-proof water bowls and enough food, treats and waste removal items to last throughout your relocation and unpacking processes. Include favorite toys and other familiar items to make their ride and transition to a new home smoother. Don’t forget their leashes, medications and a pet first-aid kit.

On Moving Day

Give our movers the space they need to work and ensure your curious critters aren’t accidentally injured by keeping them out of harm’s way. Arrange for pets to stay with family or friends while our movers are loading and unloading your belongings. If this isn’t possible, keep furry friends separated from the action by confining them in an outdoor kennel, appropriate pet crate or empty room.

On The Road

Transport your pet(s) as comfortably as possible to reduce their anxiety. Avoid crowding multiple pets together in one large crate. To prevent additional stress, each pet should ideally have its own travel crate or carrier that it’s already accustomed to using. If yours is a long-distance move, choose a pet-friendly route that includes overnight accommodations and plenty of pit stop areas. Check on pets frequently, but try to stick to your normal feeding and potty routines.

Count On Rite Move

Moving with pets is less stressful when Rite Move takes care of all your other moving needs. We provide the packing materials, top-notch equipment and fully trained movers required for a smooth move. We ensure all your household belongings arrive on time and in one piece for a worry-free experience. Contact us at 866-MOVE-110 for a free moving quote today.