Should You Hire a Pet Mover?

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Should You Hire a Pet Mover?

Should You 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.


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.

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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.

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 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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