A dog sitting next to a box filled with pet toys

Most of us that have pets know how involved they can be in everyday life. And while we love to include our furry friends, one challenge faced is deciding what to do with pets while undergoing a move. 

In this blog, we'll discuss our top tips for moving with your pets. But before we do that, we thought that we should tell you more about us.

Since 1883, Westheimer Transfer & Storage has been the most trusted residential movers in Texas. Even earning awards like an A+ rating from the BBB, winning the Women's Choice Award, and much more, we're proud to be known as the most comprehensive moving and storage company in the Southwest.

Keep Your Pet's Favorite Toys and Treats Handy

Especially if you're hiring long-distance movers, you'll want to keep toys and treats easily accessible. As moving is high-stress, this will help to keep your pets relaxed.

Research Local Vets

Find a reliable local vet in the area that you're moving to. This way, in case of any emergency, you'll know exactly where to drive to.

Find a Pet Sitter

If you're moving locally, then this is the best thing that you can do. Ask a family member or friend that lives in the area to watch your pet just during the moving process. This makes it easier for the moving company to navigate in and out of your home.

Check Local Regulations

If you're traveling with an exotic animal like a snake, you'll want to check local regulations first. There may be certain rules that you'll want to pay attention to.

Learn Restrictions for International Travel

If you're moving internationally, you'll want to ensure you're familiar with any restrictions. Often, countries will have a quarantine period that your pet will have to undergo before being allowed back in your home.

Pet Shipping Companies

If feasible, look into a pet shipping company. This can take tons of stress off of your move and allow for a smoother transition.

Pack Supplies

Portion out food and grab sanitation bags before hitting the road. Feeding your dog at a highway truck stop is much easier when you've already grabbed and prepared the food.

Call Our Team Today

When you need a moving company in Texas that you can count on, you'll want to work with the team of experts at Westheimer Transfer & Storage. For over a century, we've been a top name in the Southwest, offering comprehensive moving services designed to reduce the stress you may face. Give us a call today or fill out the online form for your free, no-obligation estimate.