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There are many different pet sitting and pet transport services out there. You, as a pet owner, can choose any one of these services when you are relocating your home from one place to another. As a member of your family, your pet deserves the very best, even if it is a simple method of transport to their new home. Remember, pets will be stressed and nervous when you are moving, as there is a lot of change going on at this point in their lives. You need to ensure their safety, as well as the safety of those around them, when you are moving. To this end, you should be aware of your choices, and their requirements, when you move with your animals.
The most common method of moving your pets consists of you driving with your pet to your new home. You may or may not have experience driving with your pets. Most dogs and cats do well, at least within a carrier. Some pets do get carsick, so it is important to speak with your vet before you plan on driving any long distance. For pets that do not ride well, you should consider a carrier or crate. Nearly any store carries these, giving you great flexibility when choosing one for your pet.
The biggest benefit of driving your pet in your own car is that it is cheap. Since you will be driving anyways, loading your animals in the car with you really will not cost you more than a few extra stops. For caged animals, you will not even have to provide this. Another benefit to driving is the fact that you will be able to keep tabs on your pet at all times. You will never have to worry about how well your animals are behaving in the hands of another when you drive them yourself.
There are plenty of moving companies out there that specialize in pets. Pet transport can exist in a few different ways, including transport by air, train, and even truck. The biggest benefit to hiring a company is the sheer fact that you will not have to take care of things associated with moving your pet. This can be a huge weight off your shoulders, depending on what kind of pets you have.
Make sure that you get moving quotes from any pet transport moving companies that you are considering. Any good company is usually happy to give you free moving quotes, no matter what kind of job you are hiring for. Both a local and a long distance moving quote will help you understand what the cost will be of transporting your pet, which will help you decide which method of pet moving you should use. Remember, the goal of the entire process is to take stress off of you as well as your pet. The method that accomplishes this is probably the one you should use.