7 Top tips when moving home with pets



Moving home tends to be one of life’s most stressful events, and it can also seem that way for your pets. They will have become accustomed to their home and the sudden change is often difficult to adapt to. However, we feel that if you ensure these top tips are adhered to, your house move can become less of a hassle and more of an enjoyable experience for all involved!

Last minute panic packing will come as a shock to the system for your pet so try to get them used to the packing hubbub by starting well in advance of your move. That way, when it comes to actual moving day, the constant shifting of boxes/furniture will not seem uncommon and cause your pet to be unnecessarily panicked.

It’s inevitable that your boxes will become quite cluttered and disorganised on your first day in your new home. However, having an essentials box that you keep with you during the move is vital when travelling with pets. The last thing you want to do is misplace your pet’s food or favourite toys the night that you move – as they will already be in a vulnerable state with their change of scenery.

As with young children, if it is possible do try to keep pets with family members you are familiar with instead of having them there during the move. Not only will it be a hassle to yourselves but the commotion and stress can make pets feel uneasy and stressed.

Making sure there is a suitable vet in your new area is just as important as checking for a nearby trustworthy GP. We would strongly recommend registering your pet to your new vet before you actually move as there are often cases of hysteria among pets who find it difficult to adjust to their new surroundings.

Of course your pet will take some time to become accustomed to their new home but it is important to keep certain aspects of their life constant so that the move is an easier transition. For example, keeping feeding/walking times the same and organising their bedding in a similar position in the new home will help downplay the change.

If your pet has a microchip implant, make sure that your new address and contact details are updated as soon as you can. This is especially important as your new pet may wander off to explore the new area whilst you’re busy unpacking!

And finally, use Buzzmove removal companies! All of our removers are BAR approved and have had experience with all types of bizarre requests from pet snakes to spiders so they’ll be more than willing to assist you if you have questions regarding pets and moving.

Happy moving!



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  4. Maggie

    Your tips are great! I am glad I found your article, otherwise I would’ve forgotten to change my dog’s microchip detail.

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