Moving is never easy, even more so when you have a dog as you will need to be extra careful and mindful to make this experience as smooth and less confusing for him as possible. So, as soon as you know that you are going to move, start preparing your dog for it. First and foremost, take your furry friend to a vet to get a full checkup and make sure to ask for copies of vaccination as well as some other health records you might need. Do research on the city’s pet regulations for your new home and try to fulfill those obligations. Make sure that your pet has all the paperwork and the right identification tags needed to be transferred to a new city.
Furthermore, your dog will need a good kennel, some medications, bedding, provisions for food and water and a health certificate from its vet. Most dog shipping companies have their own bedding, kennels, and provisions for food and water, so make sure to first check with your transporter to see whether you will need to get something else in addition. It is also a good idea to include some emergency contact information and share it directly with your carrier.
But how do you know whether the road dog transport company that you intend to hire is a good one and that it will keep your furry friend safe and happy during the relocation? Your safest bet is to go online and review the company’s website as well as its social media profiles. Read feedback from previous customers and do not hesitate to directly write to them and ask questions so that you feel more confident that you will leave your dog in good hands.
Here are some of the best and most common questions you should ask and have the answers to before choosing the best road dog transport service for your little pal.
- How long have you been transporting pets?
- What are your policies and procedures?
- What supplies should I pack with my pet?
- How often do you let out the animals?
- How often will you stay in contact with me during the trip?
What do you do with the animals that stay with you overnight?
After you have chosen your dog transportation service, contact the carrier directly with all the details, concerns and questions you may have regarding your dog’s transport. If necessary, give them a third party contact information and arrange a good meeting place for pickup and delivery.