If you’re a pet owner, your furry or feathered friends are just as much a part of your family as anyone else. If you know you’re planning a move in the future, you may be worried about how it will affect your family pets. In fact, moving can be incredibly stressful for everyone in your family, including your dogs, cats, or other furry children.


The expert home moving specialists at Right Choice Movers in Minneapolis and St. Paul know how important your pets are to your family, and we’re here to help make things go smoothly. We’ve put together this guide to help you plan for moving with your family pets so you don’t have to worry about a thing except giving them extra cuddles the day of the big move.


1.      Keep Your Pets Away from the Move.

Even the best-planned moves can be chaotic to a pet. Animals depend on understanding their environments, and all of those people and belongings getting moved around can be confusing to a pet.


You don’t want to take a chance that your pet will become disoriented and wander off. The best bet is to keep your pets away from the action of the move even if this means sequestering them in a quiet space or kenneling them during the move.


2.      Don’t Pack Your Pet Supplies Until Last.

In all of the madness of packing, you don’t want to accidentally pack up something you might need for your pet before you get where you’re going. Consider making a supply list of everything you need to keep out of moving boxes for your family pets so you don’t accidentally pack up their necessities. This is not only true for supplies like medicine and food, but also for comfort objects that may help your pet adjust to the move.


3.      Talk to Your Movers About Your Pet.

Making sure your movers know that you have pets is crucial. This way, they can avoid any room where you might have your pet sequestered or be careful not to let your family pet out. It is also worth noting that even the most docile pets may become irritable and anxious during the excitement of a move, making them less than friendly to unfamiliar faces.


4.      Pack a Special Box for When You Arrive.

The first day at your new home can be pretty overwhelming. When you get there, make sure everything you need for your doggo or kitty is handy so you don’t have to worry about a thing. The only thing more exhausting than moving day is having to dash out at the last minute after a full day of moving to pick up pet food.


Twin Cities Home Moving Service

Moving day with pets can be intense, but if you plan ahead, it can go much more smoothly. At Right Choice Movers serving the Twin Cities, we offer moving and packing services to make your moving day as easy as possible so you don’t have to worry about a thing.


That frees you up to focus on keeping your family and its pets as happy and healthy as possible while you move into your new space. Call our moving experts at 651-478-7488 to discuss your upcoming move, or contact us to get an estimate.