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States may have special requirements for moving pets

  • June 24, 2013

States may have special requirements for moving petsIf you are moving across the country or overseas and are wary about how the transition will affect your pets, you are not alone. Moving can be a stressful experience - even more so for animals. They are used to roaming around their natural habitat, a place they've become accustomed to. In order to make the transition easier for every member of the family, there are a few things to keep in mind when transporting your pets.

There are different laws regarding pet transportation from state to state as well as overseas. Before you plan your move, make sure you are well informed on the regulations you must follow when transporting your pet to your new home. In some states, you have to harness your pets for the duration of travel, while others are a bit more lenient.

Another thing to keep in mind is that professional moving services do not transport pets, so you have to plan accordingly and find appropriate accommodations. Not to mention, your beloved dog or cat will feel more comfortable traveling with you.

If you're looking to make your move easier, consider consulting a moving and storage company such as Stevens Worldwide Van Lines. The moving company refers its clients to professional pet movers who can assist with the logistics and transportation of animals across any distance.


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