Tips for Moving House with Your Pets

Tips for Moving House with Your Pets

Tips for Moving House with Your Pets

As a loving pet owner, you would understand that it can be extremely stressful for your animals, when you are moving house.

They don’t understand what is exactly going on and of course, they can also feel your stress, which will upset them as well.


There are several things that you can do to make your house move easier on your pets:

  • Start your packing well ahead of time. Don’t want to do your own packing, then contact us and we can do this for you with our House Packing Services.
  • Use our Platinum Moving Service – where we do all the packing, moving and unpacking for you and you just spend time with your pets and take it easy or have a holiday.
  • Keep their eating and exercise pattern the same as much as possible.
  • Give them the same amount of attention and affection, as per normal.
  • Reassure them, while you are packing – that they will also be coming with you.
  • If your new home is nearby, then it is a great idea to take your pets for a visit to the new neighbourhood a few times, so that they can get familiar with the new sights and smells.

Things to do before moving house for your pets:

  • Get copies of certificates, medical records etc from your Veterinarian, mainly if you are moving too far away, to still use their services.
  • Contact your new Local Council, with regard to registration of your pets and what you will need to do etc
  • Update your address details to your new home – if your pets are microchipped – this can be completed online at
  • If you are planning to fly to your new home:  Contact Airlines for details on how to transport your pets, what the regulations are the crate sizes etc – they will be able to help you with that information.
  • If you are driving to your new home and it will take more than one day, then you will need to plan ahead, where you will stop overnight and will need to find somewhere that will allow pets.

When Moving Day Arrives:

If you can drop them off at a friends place that they are familiar with – while everything is being packed into the truck, this would be great for them and you.

If you do not have anywhere to take them, then put them in a safe place in the house, with their bed, food, water, toys, treats and litter trays if needed etc. - and make sure no-one goes in there and lets them out by accident.

What you will want to pack for your Pets, when moving house – will include:

  • Paperwork and medical records
  • Any Medications required
  • Photo of pet/s – just in case they get lost. You could also take a photograph of your pets on your phone, prior to leaving.
  • Favourite Toys and Treats
  • Food and Water Bowls
  • Regular Food – Make sure this is the same as normal, not a good time to try any new pet food.
  • Water - Pack enough water from the old house, to cover them for several days. Different water can upset a pet’s digestive tract.
  • Litter box or scoop and plastic bags
  • Paper towels – in case of any accidents
  • Leashes and Leads

Once, you arrive at your New Home

Let the pets explore the yard, under your supervision and on a leash or lead.

Then set up their bed in a room, where they will not be disturbed and cannot get out and leave them with water, food, treats, toys and litter tray. You can also leave a jumper or something with your smells on, for them – while you get everything off the moving truck.

It is best not to let your pets outside for several days, without a lead and your supervision.

Cats usually require about a week to settle in, however dogs adapt much quicker. You wouldn’t want them to wander away and get lost.

Your pets, maybe a bit insecure to start with and unsure and can misbehave.

Make sure you have them back in their normal feeding and exercise routine, straight away and also lots of love helps

Hoping that these Tips for Moving House with Your Pets, helps make it an easier move and less stressful for you and your pets


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Your Handy Essentials Box for Moving Day

Whether you are moving a short distance or a long distance, it could be awhile, before everything is unpacked and you have easy access to all your household items, when required.

Make sure you Pack a Handy and Essentials Box or Bag - and have this easily accessible in your vehicle..

Here is a list of some of the most important items to pack:


Have all of these necessary documents in one file or plastic envelope. This can include anything from your bank account, credit cards, employment and rental information to dentist, vet and doctor records.

Like with any other moving house essentials, you should have a checklist for this one. This is the best way for you to double check that you have these handy and organised on your moving day.

First Aid Kit and Medication:

Make sure that you have a First Aid Kit with you - this can be very handy, if someone is hurt, while moving to your new home.

Make sure you have your regular medication with you, along with any painkillers - just in case these are required. You can have these in a bag for protection and easy access.

Bathroom essentials:

Your trip to your new home, may be a short distance or long distance. It is always handy to have some bathroom essentials packed with you, in a toiletry travel bag, so for when you arrive at your new home or if required during your trip.

Some bathroom essentials that will be convenient for you will be: wet wipes, soap, hand sanitizer, deodorant, hair brush, comb, toothbrush, toothpaste, sunscreen, moisturiser, nail clippers, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, razors, towels and washers.

These can also come in very handy when you arrive at your new home and you want to freshen up, before you need to organise and unpack your household items.

Children’s essentials:

Packing your children’s essentials is like packing them for a road trip, where your children will want to bring some of their favourite toys to keep them happy and occupied. Also pack their favourite snacks and drinks as well.

Pet’s essentials:

If you have pets, then of course you will need to pack their favourite toys for the move to your new home. Also pack their food and water bowls with you, along with food and water, as well as a few treats.

Snacks and Drinks:

Snacks and drinks are essential for the move to your new home, even if it is only a short move, because you will still have some time, before you are in your new home and able to access the esky and boxes for your food.

Best to prepare some sandwiches for moving day itself and make sure there are lots of bottles of water to refresh you throughout moving day and the trip to your new home. Biscuits and other snacks will also be convenient to take along with you.

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