Published on June 6, 2024

How to Move with Pets: Tips from A Mother’s Touch Movers


Moving to a new home is a significant change for everyone involved, including your pets. Ensuring a smooth transition for your furry, feathered, or scaly friends requires careful planning and consideration. Here are some essential tips to help your pets adjust to a new home with minimal stress, brought to you by A Mother’s Touch Movers.

Prepare an Overnight Kit

Moving can be chaotic, and having an overnight kit for your pet can make a world of difference. This kit should include enough food, water, bowls, toys, and litter (for cats) to last for at least a couple of days. It’s also helpful to pack any medications your pet needs and a blanket or bedding that carries the familiar scent of home. Having these essentials easily accessible will help keep your pet comfortable and reduce stress while the rest of your belongings are being packed and moved, thanks to the professional services of A Mother’s Touch Movers.

Keep Your Pet’s Routine

Pets thrive on routine, and the disruption caused by moving can be unsettling. To mitigate this, try to maintain your pet’s regular feeding, walking, and playtime schedules as closely as possible. Consistency provides a sense of normalcy, which can be incredibly comforting to your pet during a period of change. Even as your environment changes, keeping these routines will help signal to your pet that everything is okay. A Mother’s Touch Movers understands the importance of maintaining routines for a smoother transition.

Visit the Vet

A trip to the vet is essential before moving. Ensure your pet is in good health and up to date with vaccinations. Discuss your move with the vet and ask for a copy of your pet’s medical records, which might be needed in case of emergencies during the move. If your pet suffers from anxiety, the vet may also recommend or prescribe calming medications or strategies to make the transition smoother. This pre-move checkup can help prevent any health issues from arising during the move, ensuring a seamless experience with A Mother’s Touch Movers.

Update Pet Identification

One of the most important steps when moving with pets is updating their identification. Ensure that your pet’s ID tags have your new address and contact number. If your pet is microchipped, update the microchip registry with your new information. This step is crucial because pets can sometimes get disoriented or escape during the confusion of moving. Up-to-date identification increases the chances of your pet being returned to you if they get lost. A Mother’s Touch Movers emphasizes the importance of pet safety and updated identification.

Create a Safe Space

On moving day, the hustle and bustle can be overwhelming for pets. To help them feel secure, create a safe, quiet space away from the action. This could be a separate room or a quiet corner with their bed, toys, and some treats. Keeping your pet confined in a safe area will also prevent them from escaping or getting hurt during the move. You can visit them periodically to offer comfort and reassurance, knowing that A Mother’s Touch Movers is handling everything professionally.

Transporting Your Pet

Transporting your pet safely is paramount. For cats and small dogs, use a sturdy carrier lined with a blanket or towel that smells like home. For larger dogs, ensure they are secured with a pet seatbelt or in a well-ventilated crate. Plan for regular stops on long journeys to allow your pet to stretch, hydrate, and relieve themselves. Keeping your pet comfortable during transit will make the move less stressful for both of you, with A Mother’s Touch Movers ensuring a smooth process.

Introduce Your Pet to the New Home Gradually

Once you arrive at your new home, introduce your pet to the new environment gradually. Start by confining them to one room with their favorite toys, bed, and food. This allows them to become familiar with one area before exploring the rest of the house. Gradually increase their access to other rooms while keeping a close eye on their reactions. This methodical approach helps prevent your pet from feeling overwhelmed, making the transition smoother with A Mother’s Touch Movers.

Pet-Proof Your New Home

Before allowing your pet to explore the new home freely, ensure its pet proofed. Check for potential hazards such as exposed electrical cords, toxic plants, and small spaces where your pet could get stuck. Secure heavy items that could be knocked over and make sure windows and doors are properly closed to prevent escapes. A safe environment will help your pet adjust without the risk of injury or mishaps, something A Mother’s Touch Movers always considers. For more detailed advice on ensuring a safe move, check out our comprehensive packing guides.

Provide Familiar Items

Surround your pet with familiar items during the move. Their bed, toys, and blankets carry scents from your old home, providing comfort and a sense of security. These familiar smells and objects help reduce anxiety and make the new environment feel more like home. Keeping these items accessible throughout the move can significantly ease your pet’s transition, supported by the caring approach of A Mother’s Touch Movers. For additional tips on reducing moving stress, read our tips for a stress-free move.

Give Them Extra Attention

Moving can be a stressful time for pets, and they will likely need extra love and attention to feel secure. Spend quality time with your pet, engaging in their favorite activities, and offering plenty of reassurance. Regular playtime and affection can help distract them from the upheaval and reinforce that you are there to provide comfort and security, no matter where home is. A Mother’s Touch Movers recognizes the importance of this extra attention.


Moving with pets requires extra care and attention to ensure their well-being. By preparing in advance and following these tips, you can help your pet adjust to their new home smoothly. For professional moving services that cater to the needs of your entire family, including your pets, contact A Mother’s Touch Movers for a stress-free moving experience.

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