Relocating Pets with Peace of Mind: Your Essential Guide

At IPM, we know that relocation is more than just moving boxes. It’s about relocating and reassembling lives. And we know that for many of our customers, those lives include some very special family members—their pets. With an estimated 67% of U.S. households owning a pet and a global population of over 470 million dogs and 373 million cats, it’s clear that our furry, feathered, or scaly companions hold a significant place in our hearts and homes. That’s why we’ve launched our dedicated Pet Relocation Services to ensure your beloved pets can join you on your next adventure safely and comfortably and provided guide on relocating pets with peace of mind below.

Moving pets internationally is becoming increasingly common, with the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) reporting that over 80,000 pets are transported internationally each year. Similarly, the United Kingdom’s Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) welcomes around 320,000 pets annually. However, the process can feel overwhelming for pet owners, with 50% citing safety and 27% citing logistics as their top concerns. That’s where IPM comes in – we’re here to help you and your pet navigate these challenges quickly and confidently. 

Debunking Common Myths about Pet Relocation                   

Myth 1: Relocation is too stressful for pets

While relocation can be stressful, with the proper preparation and care, pets can adjust remarkably well. At IPM, we prioritise your pets’ physical and emotional well-being, ensuring their transition is as smooth and comfortable as possible.

Myth 2: All pets react the same way to relocation

Like people, every pet is unique, and so is the reaction to moving. Our team of experts tailors the relocation process to meet each pet’s needs and temperament, ensuring they get the personal attention and care they deserve.

Best Practices for Relocating Pets with Peace of Mind

2. Start Planning Early

The key to a successful pet move is early planning. Starting the process well in advance allows sufficient time for necessary veterinary check-ups, document processing, and getting your pet accustomed to its travel crate.

2. Maintain Routines

Keeping your pet’s routine as normal as possible in the lead-up to the move can help minimise stress. Consistent feeding times, walks, and play sessions are crucial.

3. Choose the Right Travel Crate

A comfortable, well-ventilated crate that allows your pet to stand, turn around, and lie down comfortably is essential for a stress-free journey.

4. Prepare a Travel Kit

Pack a kit with your pet’s food, water bottle, favourite toys, and medications. These familiar items can comfort and reassure your pet during the move.

5. Stay Calm

Your pet can sense your emotions, so maintaining a calm and positive demeanour can help relax them.

A Word From Our Expert, Akim Kiku

Akim here, from IPM’s Pet Relocation Services. I cannot stress enough how deeply we understand and respect the bond between pets and their owners. That’s why we go the extra mile to ensure your pets are in the safest hands during their relocation. We’re not just moving your pet; we’re moving a cherished member of your family. Our goal is to mirror the love and care you have for your pets in every step of their relocation process.”

At IPM, we’re committed to making every pet’s journey a positive experience. That’s why we’ve designed our Pet Relocation Services to provide peace of mind for pet parents moving to a new location. Trust in IPM to be your partner in ensuring a smooth and seamless relocation for your beloved pets. Together, we can make this transition as loving and caring as the decision to keep them by your side, wherever your next home may be.