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It's estimated that up to 66% percent of United States households have pets. If you're one of these families and you're planning a move, you may be concerned about your pet's well-being. While moving any distance with a pet is certainly achievable, there are a few extra precautions and actions you'll want to take. 

In this blog, we'll provide you with some key tips to make your furry and scaly friends' lives much easier during a Bay Area relocation. Putting in just a little extra effort will go a long way, and your pets will surely appreciate it. Moves can be stressful as is, so why complicate it with pet distress?

Tips for Moving Locally in the Bay Area With Pets

As expected, local moving in the Bay Area is much easier on a pet, and therefore much easier on you. Although there is still a lot of commotion on moving day, the process is over relatively quickly. Still, there are a number of things you can do to make the process even easier. 

Ideally, it's best to find a pet sitter. The stress and fast movement of a move can make pets uneasy, and this often leads to accidents. If you have a family friend who's willing to watch your pet for the day, or you have a doggy daycare facility in mind, give them a call. Your pets and family will thank you. If you can't find someone to watch your animals, be sure to have lots of their favorite treats on hand. This will reduce their anxiety and rambunctiousness. 

Long Distance Travel Options and Preparations

Even with the help of Bay Area long distance movers, relocating with a pet can be a challenge. Depending on how far you're planning on relocating, there will be significant preparations to make. Here are some solid tips to keep in mind:

  • Be sure to pack enough pet supplies for long distance, multi-day travel.
  • If you own an exotic animal, check local regulations ahead of time.
  • Have the number of a local veterinarian in your new location stored on your phone, just in case any accidents happen on the way.
  • Take special precautions to pack pet enclosures like aquariums and cages.
  • Research and know the various international restrictions you might face for moving a pet across borders.
  • Consider a dedicated pet moving company if you're excessively worried or your pet has unique needs.

Trust Foster Van Lines to Make Your Relocation Headache Free

Your pets are your family, so don't forget them on moving day. If you need help planning your relocation, Foster Van Lines' Bay Area residential movers are there to help. We're a local and family-owned company that's accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating. We have an extensive list of moving services available, including residential, commercial, and international relocations. We also provide short and long-term storage solutions for our customers.

Contact our team today to learn more and receive a free quote.