Moving is always a stressful life occurrence. No matter how experienced you are, add pets to the mix and everyone loses their mind. Pet relocation services in NYC are as important as any other moving services NYC. You need to pay 100% attention to relocate your pets. Pets are a truly precious cargo and they should be treated with the utmost care during your relocation. Due to the fact that they can sense you freaking out on top of all the new noises, sounds and smells of a moving day, pets become doubly stressed out. So let us at Dynamic Movers NYC give you some advice on how to handle this overwhelming and extremely important part of your relocation.
Moving with a pet to NYC
Like moving with a pet wasn’t stressful enough, you are relocating to NYC on top of everything else! It doesn’t matter if you are just moving from Manhattan to NYC suburbs or if you are looking into long distance moving companies in NYC, you need to treat this with the same care. By moving to New York with your pet you will add another cute dog/cat to the 425,000 dogs or 500,000 cats which are already there. It’s obvious that New Yorkers are pet lovers, but the landlords and property managers are not. When they see your pet their eyes roll over to reveal dollar signs.
There are no distinct rules governing pet ownership in NYC, it all falls down to your landlord. Co-ops or condo boards, unfortunately, have the right to forbid pets. The good part is that you can always try to work out some sort of deal. Try to offer an extra pet security deposit to warm up the landlord to the idea of having a pet in the apartment. For landlords who charge this deposit, it can go as high as $1000, which will make any pet owner shiver. As pet owners ourselves, we know how frustrating and unfair this is. Therefore, the least we can do is to advise you to narrow your search down to only pet-friendly buildings.
Pet relocation services in NYC-what does it entail?
Most of the advertising companies who offer pet relocation services in NYC understand how precious your fur baby is. So, you can rest assured that they will treat your pet’s relocation with the utmost care. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do your research. It is always important to check the companies credentials. Also, read testimonials from other customers and online reviews on relevant websites. You should also check internet sites, such as the International Pet and Animal Transportation Association or IPATA. These will aid you in learning what your pet needs during a relocation. The website offers information on many things. You can inquire about anything from “current pet scams”, how to recognize one, to “pet travel experts” who will aid your search.
How do they do it?
Once you feel confident enough that you know what is needed in this process, you should contact your pet relocation service of choice. Let us try to explain how most pet relocation services in NYC work. First, the company employee will want to know everything about your pet. Thus, asking questions about the pet’s size, breed, age, and personality, whilst inquiring about the destination and the moving date. However, you want to call at least 6 weeks in advance so the company can execute the relocation as smoothly as possible.
Once the relocation company learns the details they can move forward. This includes pricing, planning the potential route and determining the crate’s size. When you are ready to move forward and book the offered services, the company then starts organizing the details and timelines. For example, if your pet is traveling abroad, you will need a USDA-approved health certificate. This has to be done in a very tight timeframe and just before your departure.
(Note: This can get very expensive. Additionally, you need to pay particular attention when sending the veterinary certificate into the USDA. It is your responsibility to send all of the paperwork to the USDA. You must also ensure that you include a return, prepaid envelope, otherwise, the USDA will not ship your paperwork back to you).
Therefore this can be a very stressful process and another worry. But because you hired professionals someone else will take care of it.
You would be amazed at the amount of paperwork that is required for your pet’s relocation. That’s another reason why it’s smart to hire professional pet relocation services in NYC. So much better than trying to do everything on your own. Once the company has all the necessary paperwork ready, the moving day approaches… By now you know your pet will be treated like a king and you will get to track the whole journey online, receiving updates every step of the way.
Good to know-relocation within the U.S.
When moving from one state to another within the U.S., you need to follow these requirements:
- Microchip (recommended, not required)
- Current rabies vaccine (recommended)
- Fit to Fly Health Certificate issued within 10 days (in the US this is known as the APHIS 7001 form)
Most pet relocation services in NYC recommend flying your pet instead of ground travel. This is due to the fact flying is shorter and less stressful for your pet. Not to mention flying can be much cheaper in the long run. You know your fur baby best and what they need. Soon you will all be together again sharing a new cozy home in the greatest city on the planet.