Moving with pets in Toronto

Helpful Tips for Moving with Pets

Are you a pet owner who's getting ready to move within the Southern Ontario region? While looking for residential moving companies in Toronto, you also need to give some thought to how you're going to manage your pet during the move. The Toronto and North York residential movers at Francis Moving Co. have helped many pet owners make a smooth and successful transition to their new home. Here are a few important tips that we've collected from pet owners along the way:


Make sure your pet's tags are up to date 

Any time you move to a new area, you have to make sure that your dog's or cat's tags list your updated contact information. Dogs and cats have been known to take off out of fear or slip out to explore the neighbourhood during the hustle and bustle of a move. The proper tags will ensure that your furry friend can be returned to your new home.


Take steps to reduce your pet's stress 

It can be a good idea to house your pet at a friend's house or a pet hotel while packing and moving. If this is not possible, then set up a controlled space for your pet in a quiet area of your home that has all of their food, water, and toys. This will help to keep them from escaping and from getting hurt by falling boxes or disassembled furniture.


Make an appointment with your vet 

If you're going to be moving far enough away to need a new vet, then make an appointment with your old vet so that you can have all of your pet's records and information transferred to a new location. Pick up any medications that your pet might need, and have them checked out one last time before they travel.


Plan out your travels ahead of time 

If you're going to be driving to your new home with your pet in the car, then plan your route carefully. Book any overnight stays at pet-friendly accommodations and plan out stops ahead of time to let your pet stretch their legs and relieve themselves. Make sure you have a large, comfortable carrier and enough food and water for the journey.


Hire a Toronto residential moving company 

With the extra layer of stress and worry that a pet can add to a move, you don't want to be dealing with everything yourself. Letting experienced Toronto and North York movers take some of the burden off your hands will allow you to focus on your pet and make sure that they stay safe, happy, and healthy during the entire moving process.


If you're looking for residential moving companies in Toronto to help you and your pet move, then look no further than Francis Moving Co. Our helpful movers can help you with every part of the moving process, including furniture disassembly and reassembly.


For moves throughout Southern Ontario and the Greater Toronto Area, contact the Toronto and North York movers at Francis Moving Co. today.

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