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Moving Home with Pets

Moving Home with Pets Guideline

Moving to a new home is an exciting yet challenging endeavour for anyone. For pet owners, it’s not just about packing and unpacking; it’s also about ensuring your furry family members have a smooth transition. Whether you have a dog, cat, or another beloved pet, here are some valuable tips to make the moving process less stressful for them:

Start with a Visit

If possible, take your pet to visit your new home before moving day. Allow them to explore and become familiar with the new environment.

Update Identification

Ensure your pet has proper identification, including a collar with an updated tag and a microchip with your current contact information.

Consult Your Veterinarian

Schedule a visit to your vet before the move. Discuss any concerns, update vaccinations, and ask for recommendations on keeping your pet comfortable during the transition.

Maintain Routine

Pets thrive on routines. Try to keep their daily schedule as consistent as possible, including feeding, walking, and playtime.

Pack Gradually

As you pack, let your pet become accustomed to the sight of moving boxes. This gradual introduction can help them adjust to the upcoming changes.

Create a Safe Space

On moving day, designate a quiet, secure room in your new home where your pet can stay while the chaos of moving occurs. Make sure they have food, water, and their favourite toys.

Keep Calm and Positive

Pets can pick up on your emotions. Stay calm and positive during the move to reassure your pet that everything is okay.

Travel with Care

If you’re moving a long distance, plan for pet-friendly accommodations along the way. Keep their favourite blanket or toy with them during the journey.

Unpack with Patience

Upon arrival at your new home, allow your pet to explore one room at a time. Keep a close eye on them and ensure the environment is safe.

Set Up Their Space

Create a familiar space for your pet with their bed, food and water bowls, and toys. Familiar scents can help them feel more at ease.

Watch for Signs of Stress

Keep an eye on your pet for signs of stress, which can include changes in eating habits, excessive grooming, or hiding. If you notice any unusual behaviour, consult your vet.

Explore the Neighbourhood

Take your pet on a leash for walks around the new neighbourhood. This helps them become acclimated to the new sights and smells.


If you have a social pet, introduce them to neighbours or other pets in the area gradually to ensure they feel comfortable in their new community.

Be Patient

Understand that it may take some time for your pet to fully adjust to the new environment. Be patient and offer plenty of love and attention.

Moving Home with DAC Removals

Ready to make your move with your furry friend stress-free and comfortable? Follow these tips and ensure a smooth transition for your pets. Your new home is waiting for you both – embrace it together with the help of DAC Removals’ trusted moving services!

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