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How to Prepare Your Pet for Transport

How to Prepare Your Pet for Transport
How to Prepare Your Pet for Transport

Preparing Your Pet When Moving To A New Home

With all the hustle and bustle that comes with moving, it’s easy to forget about our pets sometimes, but it’s something that you should not overlook. Some animals acclimate more easily than others, but there are steps you should take to help them make a smooth transition since they’ll also be dealing with unfamiliar surroundings and a new life along with you. 

Gather Required Documents

Each state has its own requirements for pets and it’s important to know the regulations before you move to a new state. (If you’re traveling by plane, be sure to check with the airline before doing so as they may have their own limits and requirements.) One of the common documents needed when bringing your pet into a new state is a rabies vaccination for dogs. Some states may also require a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. For information about the pet entry regulations for individual states, you can look them up on the U.S. Department of Agriculture website

Refill Any Medications

If your pet requires any medication, be sure to refill it in advance of moving. This is especially important if your pet will be traveling with you during the move so that they won’t be left without necessary treatment during the trip. By the same token, it’s good to have a stock of medication for after you arrive so that you have some wiggle room as you seek out a new veterinarian for your pet. 

A-1 Auto Transport is a professional, licensed moving company that caters to customers throughout the U.S., including pet owners. If you’ll be moving with your pets, be sure to call us today at 888-509-3213 for a FREE price quote! No payment or obligation is required and our helpful staff is available to answer any questions you may have.

Find A Local Vet

After you’ve settled in to your new home, it’s time to seek out a local veterinary clinic for your pet. If you have an animal that requires regular treatment or medication, it’s a good idea to do some research before you arrive so that you’re not left scrambling to find medical care at the last minute. Any medical records should also be sent to the new vet from the previous one so that they are aware of any existing conditions and treatments that your pet may need. 

Keep Your Pets Comfortable

In both the lead up to your move and moving day, it’s helpful to keep your pet as comfortable as possible. Animals can be very sensitive to a change in environment and there are some simple steps you can take to ensure that they feel at home even when moving. If your pet has a preferred toy or preferred sleeping arrangement, try to keep that in order throughout the course of your move so that the change in environment doesn’t cause them stress. If you’re driving with your pet to your new home, plan for stops along the way for bathroom, food, and water breaks. We’re not the only ones that need some fresh air and a break from the car when driving long distance!

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

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Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
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Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.

When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

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Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!
★★★★★

I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.

I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

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Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.
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There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

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We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!

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