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Moving is a major event in anyone’s life, and moving with pets can sometimes present an added challenge. However, getting your furry friends to your new home doesn’t have to be a major headache. Employing a professional moving company can take a load off of your shoulders, letting you focus on other important facets of your relocation.
About Jake’s Moving Service
For residential moves in Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., and surrounding areas, you want to select a moving company that is licensed, bonded, and insured. Jake’s Moving and Storage provides the qualifications you look for when enlisting the services of a moving company. My crew and I are professional, caring, and focused on our customers’ satisfaction. With hundreds of satisfied customers, we deliver exemplary results.
Drawing upon the experience of over 10 years in the moving and storage industry, my crew knows how to address the needs of our customers. Our job is to make your move as effortless and enjoyable as possible, and we perform our duties with pride! When you move from Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, or the surrounding areas, my movers will make relocating with your pets an easier task than you thought possible.
Tips for Moving With Pets
Your furry friends will undoubtedly feel the stress of moving to a new location. When you hire my professional movers, we can help you and your pets make a smooth transition into your new home by taking care of all the details. There are also a few steps you can take to help your pets cope with the move more effectively.
- Help them adjust early on – When moving with cats or dogs, you want to keep their surroundings as calm and stable as possible. Bringing in moving boxes earlier than needed can help them to adjust to the upcoming changes. Keeping one room unpacked for as long as possible will provide a familiar and calm space for your pets. Keep their favorite bedding and toys in this room. It may also be a good idea to keep them in this room during moving day.
- Plan your trip – When moving with dogs or cats, it’s important to plan for any lengthy journey you will undertake with your four-legged friends. Unless you’re moving within the same town, you’re likely to have a road trip of some length to tackle. With animals, a degree of special planning is needed to ensure their comfort. Plan a few short trips in your vehicle with your pet in his/her crate prior to your big move. The more acclimated they are to riding in the car and inside their crate, the less stress both you and your pet will have to endure on moving day. Help your pet to form positive associations with their crate by providing a treat or toy when they enter this space. Additionally, plan your route with plenty of rest stops to allow both you and your pet time to stretch your legs and get some fresh air.
- Laws and regulations – You’ll want to ensure that you are abiding by the rules and regulations of pet ownership in your new home’s jurisdiction. Many states have laws pertaining to the entry of animals, while each municipality has differing laws concerning registration, vaccinations, and specific fees. You must make sure that your pet’s vaccinations are up to date and meet the standards of your new area. Before moving, you’ll need to confirm that your pet’s identification tags and paperwork contain current contact information. If your pet isn’t already micro-chipped, now is a good time to consider investing in the procedure.
With over a decade of service to Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, and the surrounding areas, my company delivers impeccable professionalism. You can hire my movers with full confidence and trust. With my company’s packing, moving, and storage expertise, you’ll be able to select from a full range of services that meet your every need. My licensed, bonded, and insured movers will discuss our up-front pricing schedule with total transparency. Jake’s Moving and Storage gets you and your pet(s) to your new home on a budget, without added hassle or fuss!