Your pet is part of the family and should be taken into consideration in the moving process. Logistics for properly moving with a pet can be complicated, and a plan should be thought out prior to moving day. Below, we have put together some simple tips to help move with your pets in a safe and stress-free way.

On Moving Day

It can be difficult having pets inside the home while movers are trying to work, so make special arrangements for your pet on the day of the move. This can be at a friend's house or at the kennel. Not only is there a danger that your pet might be stepped on, but doors are constantly opening and closing and a pet could get loose. If alternative arrangements are not an option for your pet, have a system prepared to keep your pet behind closed doors. Move room to room, clearing the house before getting to the room where your pet is safely kept. Be sure to have a big sign on the door notifying people that there is a pet in the room to prevent any possible escapes. Communicate to the entire moving crew that there is a pet in the house so everyone is on the same page.

Keep the Essentials Handy

Once you move to your new home, make sure you have the essentials handy for your pet. Have a separate box of your pet's belongings that is easy to locate. This should include your pet's food, food and water bowls, a litter box and litter, and leash. Be sure to pack any comfort items for your pet, such as a bed or blanket. Making sure your pet is well taken care of immediately following the move will help to ease your mind.

Time to Adjust

Moving to a new house is a big adjustment. You have to completely unpack your life and start new again. This is the same for your pet. Your pet is new to the home, the location, and the smells inside the home. Remember that your pet will need time to adjust. Having some known comforts for your pet will help tremendously. It may take your pet a few days to become accustomed to his or her new surroundings, so it is important to give your pet time and space.


At Ace Moving and Warehousing we are here to help you every step of the way with your new move. We can help with packing your belongings and moving, both local and across the country.  Our caring team can help educate you so you are making choosing the best options for your move. To learn more about our services, contact our team today!