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Moving to a new home can be stressful for anyone. Even your pets will not enjoy the process especially as you have to bring ‘strangers’ onboard to help you move. As a pet owner, you will need to take extra measures to ensure that your furry family member is safe and comfortable. When it comes to moves, long distance moves are the most difficult on pets because they usually involve long drives or flights where your pets’ movement is restricted. Fortunately, there’s hope. The move doesn’t have to be difficult on your pets. When you work with a pet-friendly moving company your pet won’t have to face the trouble that usually comes with moving.
Let us take a look at some of the legal requirements for moving with your pet.
The first requirement for moving with your pet is to make sure that the animal is healthy throughout the time when you will be on the move. This is also convenient for you because a sick pet is going to need more attention from you at a time when you have a lot on your mind.
Different countries will have different vaccination requirements for pets before gaining entry. For example, before entering the United States, all dogs coming from a country where rabies is present should have proof they have had a rabies vaccination. This means that dogs younger than 4 months old from these countries will not be allowed entry because dogs cannot be vaccinated until they are 3 months old.
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.
Some airlines will allow you to bring your dog with you into the cabin while others will have different arrangements for transporting your pets. Call them early to find out whether you will be allowed to fly with your pet near you and what options are available if this is not the case.
If you are going to take a flight together, a pet carrier will come in handy. Make sure that your dog fits comfortably in the pet carrier. If you will be allowed to fly with your pet, you should also contact your airline to find out if they have special requirements for the pet carrier. Some airlines have specific size requirements for pet crates or carriers to ensure that everything fits nicely under the seat.
Don’t allow your pets to roam freely in the car. They can be a distraction to the driver and end up causing an accident. Make sure that you have seatbelts for all pets on board or a net to ensure that their movement is restricted.
Although you’ll be required to do some more work to meet the pet travel requirements, moving with pets does not have to be a difficult thing. Do not forget to check that you are getting pet friendly moving services from a licensed moving company.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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