Animal Adjustments – How to Move With Pets

Moving home is always a tricky transition. Whether it be saying goodbye to a place that you’ve built your life around, or trying to adapt and adjust to a less familiar area, it can be a very emotional experience for all involved. With that said, this becomes even more pressing when you start thinking about how to move with pets.
At Kent Removals & Storage, we have been helping families large and small make the transition with their furry friends for over 75 years. So, we have a few tips & tricks to help your animals adjust to the move. With that in mind, let’s get into how to move with pets!

Schedule, Schedule, Schedule

Before you can start thinking about how to move with pets, it’s important to map out every other part of your transition. If you have everything planned ahead of time, this will give you more time to focus on the wellbeing of your pets. So, once you have your schedule all set up, you can put as much care and support into them as they need.

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Scope the Area

The idea of moving to an unfamiliar place is a little scary, but for an animal that doesn’t understand why they’re being taken out of their habitat, it can be terrifying. So, if possible, making some trips to your new home with your pet ahead of time will give them a chance to familiarise themselves with their surroundings. That way, instead of suddenly being moved to an unknown place, they’re being moved to somewhere they recognise as safe and welcoming.


Travel Twists

If you have to drive extended distances to get to your new location, it’s best to make sure that your pitstops (hotels, motels, B&Bs, etc.) are pet-friendly well in advance. Unless you want to end up sleeping in a truck with an uncomfortable mammal by your side, preparation will go a long way towards ensuring a stress-free experience. On that note…

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Let Your Pets Travel With You

When you have pets, for the most part, you are their whole world. You are the one that they feel the safest with, and therefore, allowing them to travel to their new home with you is ideal for keeping them anxiety-free.

That said, sometimes taking your pets with you isn’t an option. Luckily, at Kent Removals & Storage, we offer premium pet transport services for those that want to keep their furry friends happy, calm, and comfortable throughout the moving process. With air-conditioned spaces, frequent checkups and all dietary/medical requirements taken care of, you can be sure that your pets are being handled with the utmost care.


If you have an upcoming move and are wondering how to move with pets, contact Kent Removals & Storage today. As one of Australia’s most trusted removalist services, we ensure that everything from your pets to your prized possessions are taken care of.