If moving is an exercise looked down upon by many, as one of the most stressful experiences in life, moving a pet could give any family the worst nightmares. A pet in any family is generally a very loved member and any distress which the animal might have to go through, would not go down well with anyone in the family. Pets cannot talk and cannot express their discomfort in any changed environment. They get upset and react defensively in such situations. Though moving is usually a lengthy and complicated process for any family, you have to go into deeper research if you want the services of a reliable and experienced mover to move your pet.
The first point of consideration when you look at moving companies is their prior experience in moving pets and their past track record. Any moving company with adequate experience in moving pets would voluntarily provide you with advice and counseling regarding the best and most suitable way to move your pet, taking into consideration various factors like the particular breed, its sensitivity regarding weather changes, the petâ€™s eating and living habits, and more.
It is also not enough to find pet-friendly movers, because they also have to be equipped with veterinarians on board who can examine the condition of the pet prior to moving and suggest any health precaution, if necessary. The company should be prepared to make any special arrangements for your pet for its safe journey to another city or town.
The next job for you is to check with the moving company, the procedure they follow to move pets. Many moving companies do not have any specific procedure to handle pets while some may be ready to offer customized pet support during moving. The most important criterion for your selection is their past experience in handling pets during relocation. The more variety of pets they have handled, the better equipped they are as your pet mover too. You might find that a reputed moving company referring you to their business associate or partner, who are experts in pet care during relocation. It makes sense to talk to a referred company than a company who you chance upon during your research on the internet.
Before you finalize your deal with a pet transporting company, ensure that you are getting services worth the expenditure. If the moving company who is moving your furniture is equipped with the facility of moving pets, you are lucky. This is because working with one company works out easier, both financially as well as logistically, than working with two separate entities during relocation.
Pets are too dear and delicate to take any risk during moving. So you have to check the pet moving company’s reputation, licensing and performance history beforehand. Get the names and contact numbers of some of their current customers, who have moved their pets recently. Call such people and get a first-hand feel regarding the pet moving company’s service quality. Unless you are completely satisfied with the quality of services the company offers, you need not sign any deal with them.
No matter what kind of pet moving company you choose, the most important aspect of pet moving is their previous experience in the job and customer references. Do not rely on customer endorsements which might be published on their websites â€“ talk to real customers to get the real facts behind the way they handle pets.
Pet moving can also be a smooth experience provided you spend adequate time and effort in researching for the right company who promises to take care of your pet, in the same way as you have done all these years.