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Moving With Pets

If you are moving with pets, it is important to know how to handle your move. Pet relocation is not something to take lightly. Find out more below.
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Are You Relocating With Your Pets? Read This First!

If you are moving with pets, you are not alone.  Pet relocation is not a matter to be taken lightly.  Whether you are transporting a pet to another state or bring your beloved family member with you to your new residence, you need to be aware of some very important details.  Read below to find out more.

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1-2 Months Before Relocating With A Pet


Do your research.  Find a moving company that is familiar with pet relocation.  Alliance Van Lines certainly meets this criteria!


Narrow down moving companies and ask for references.  And book your move!  You’ll want to do this at least a month in advance, especially if you are moving with pets!


Visit your local veterinarian.  Often times a vet may prescribe something to ease your pet’s anxiety during the relocation process.  Also, it often happens that a pet may have a medical condition.  It is best to be aware of any possible obstacles in advance.


Make sure you have all appropriate items for your pet relocation.  You will want a quality leash or harness as well as a carry case for smaller animals.  You can purchase these items at your local petsmart or petco.


Be sure to be aware of any rules or regulations if you are moving into a complex.  For instance, many apartments do not allow pets.  Make sure you are aware of this beforehand so as not to have an unpleasant surprise on arrival.

2 Weeks Before A Pet Move 


Make sure all pet documents are in order before moving day.


Carriers should be inspected so that you know that they are safe during your pet’s transport.  They should be roomy for your pet and have appropriate ventilation.  They should also be clean and comfortable for longer transports.


Having a pet microchipped is a great safety precaution to take prior to your move.


Leashes and collars should be strong with no rips or tears.  They should also fit appropriately.


Any special medications your pet may need you should have well in advance of your move.  Bringing your pet to the veterinarian is essential when relocating.

Moving Day! Make Sure Your Pet is Set!

On moving day there are many things you need to do to ensure your pet’s relocation is both safe and comfortable.  Your friends at Alliance Van Line Services want to make sure you prepare properly for your long distance relocation with your pet. 

Here are some simple tips to get you prepared for moving day.


Make sure to wake up well rested.  Feed your pet and be sure not to get him too excited on move day.  


Make sure you have all of the pet food and pet supplies you will need for the relocation.  You do not want to be stuck in a predicament where you do not have the things that you need.


Does your pet have a favorite toy or blanket you can give to him/her for the move?  If so, this is a great idea to give your beloved family member a feeling of peace during the upheaval.


Administer any medications to your pet for the relocation before the movers arrive.


Try not to upset your pet too much.  Don’t yell or cry (if possible) as this could upset your pet and hinder the move process.


Make sure your pet has enough water for the journey.  This will prevent over excitement and sickness.

Transporting Pets To A New Residence Is Easy!

Relocating your pet safely to a new home is easy, as long as you follow certain important steps.  Here are our three rules for safe pet transportation during a long distance move!



Check state and local ordinancies prior to your pet relocation.  When moving with a pet you will often need certificates and medical records to prove your pet has been medically vaccinated.   Furthermore, regulations can change from state to state.



Is your pet in good health for your long distance move?  An elderly animal with preexisting conditions might need an alternate form of transport.  Make sure vet visits are up to date.  Your vet will be able to advise the best course of action for your pet’s move.



Safety precautions need to be taken during a relocation.  Does your pet bite?  Does your pet have any water, food and medications for the relocation?  How will you be transporting your pet?  Is it safe and comfortable?  These are all things to consider.

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We hired Alliance Van Line Services for a large corporate relocation.  These guys are the best.  It was an excellent moving experience for me, my business and my family.  

John M.

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I used Alliance for a long distance residential move.  Everything turned out perfectly!  My belongings were handled with care and I’m so happy I found this company!

Maria G.

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Alliance Van Line Services came to the rescue for sure.  I was living with an ex and when we broke up I needed to get a new place ASAP.  The move went very smoothly.  No complaints!

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