Hiring a Pet Mover vs Transporting Your Pets Yourself

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Hiring a Pet Mover vs Transporting Your Pets Yourself

Hiring a Pet Mover vs Transporting Your Pets Yourself

Moving, whether within your town, country or abroad, can stress you out. There is additional pressure when you need to move your pets. You must think about their comfort, happiness, and safety. Owing to the attachment you have, plus concerns over your animal friends, the only natural thing is tagging them along. However, you have another option; hiring a pet mover.

As the D-day approaches, what option will it be? Hiring a professional has more benefits than handling your pets’ transportation on your own. Here’s why:

Experience vs. inexperience

For a pet that everyone at home loves, there is nothing as painful as seeing it suffer in your hands. As the owner and custodian, no one else understands the pet more than you do.

Nevertheless, you may have little or no experience in organizing animal transportation. You could end up with a pet that is traumatized, and it may take longer for a return to normalcy. However, professional pet movers know a great deal about animal behavior. Their training equips them with skills on safety and housing while in transit.

Time constraints

Moving houses is an involving activity. There are piles of clothes and shoes to pack. You must carefully put cutlery in designated boxes. Also, for ease of transportation, you need to unfasten beds from their frames. Another thing, mark the containers such that the people transporting your belongings know what they are handling. All these things have almost no end.


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Often, time catches up with you and much gets undone. Having a pet relocation expert to handle your animal comes as a relief. Someone else takes the burden leaving you to use the time available for getting ready and finalizing your travel arrangements.

Tending to special needs

Sometimes you may have pets that require special handling. Take for instance an Alsatian dog or a German shepherd. These are large canines that pose unique challenges compared to cats for example. There are also health and safety rules that you need to follow. Under these circumstances, adherence to your pet’s unique needs and its overall safety will overshadow your transporting ability. The wisest thing to do is to pass the mantle to a specialist.

Movement on short notice

Owing to the nature of your work, you may have to relocate on short notice. At times, you could be out on duty leaving behind your spouse and children. Getting the kids, household items, and a family pet ready is overwhelming. Hiring a pet movement professional relieves your family of some of this stress.

Moving a family and its pets can cause confusion and anxiety. The task becomes easy when left to a pet mover. Time is never sufficient given the things you must do. Once again, pet movers save the day. Special requirements call for innovative solutions and this is more so the case when relocation is due to urgent work requirements. You need not let the burden of pet transportation bog you down. Let the professionals handle it. Unlike you, they have the skills and resources.

Joe Webster

Written by Joe Webster

Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

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