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Should You Hire a Pet Mover?

Should You Hire a Pet Mover?
Should You Hire a Pet Mover?

Know If You Should Hire a Pet Mover

A new job, transfer, marriage or pursuit of higher education are all sound reasons for moving to a new city. Naturally, when you relocate, you take all possessions including your beloved pets. Sometimes, traveling together with household animals may not be possible. The process involves much preparation with numerous details involved. To avoid unnecessary stress, people opt to outsource the services of pet movers.

The question of whether to hire a professional pet mover or not requires careful thinking. Here are a few thoughts to ponder:

Ease of movement

Travelling with a pet in tow may require that you buy items such as cages and leashes. Professionals simplify the process because they already have this equipment. They are able to take the animal from your current residence to your new location seamlessly; having pet movers’ guarantees that your pets travel with comfort.

Convenience

Entrusting your pet movement-needs to a professional animal handler leaves you free to concentrate on other areas. As someone else ensures your pet is ready for the move, you can now handle matters such as finding a household goods transporter, cleaning-up the apartment and processing traveling documents.

A-1 Auto Transport can help you move your household goods nationwide. Call 888-509-3213 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote on interstate moving services.

Comfort and confidence

Pet movers handle these tasks on a day-to-day basis. They understand animal behavior and personality. Moreover, they will keep you informed on the progress. That way, you are always aware of where your pet is located. Having such information leaves you feeling relaxed and confident that your pet is in safe hands.

Pet safety assurance

Professional pet movers know that safety and general well-being are important to owners. The way you treat your cat, dog or parrot is what you expect from the people handling it. For enhanced welfare, animal transporters take care of medication, diet, traveling crates and paperwork. They also work with renowned veterinarians for your sake. At the same time, you can count on having your animal friend delivered to your doorstep.

Detailed airline requirements for overseas pet travel

Overseas travel may get complicated as far as pets are concerned. For example, most countries require that you have the animal vaccinated. There are also deworming regulations that you must follow. Airlines also have strict rules that require pets to stay in livestock hold areas. On top of these, you need an animal passport plus a microchip for tracking purposes. Instead of going through all this hassle, let pet transporters handle all international pet travel requirements for you.

Taking your family away from a place they have called home for years is not easy. Tagging your pets along makes it more complicated. Hiring a pet mover eases the burden of buying the utilities needed. With other people taking responsibility, you can turn your mind to different aspects of moving out. Professional pet transporters are skilled at attending to all animal needs, and this enhances your confidence. They also handle airline red tape. As this article has demonstrated, there are many advantages to hiring a pet mover. But ultimately, the choice is yours to make.

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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. 

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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Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
★★★★★

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.
★★★★★

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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David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!
★★★★★

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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