Moving With Pets
Moving with Pets
When you go new places with DRN Moving, we want every member of your family to be at ease. We are especially sensitive to moving with dogs, cats, and other household pets. The secret to pet relocation is planning. Follow these pointers and, if you have a question, ask your DRN Moving Representative.
Before You Move
Know the pet laws and regulations of the state you are moving to. You can get these from the state's Veterinary Office or Department of Agriculture. (See links at the bottom of this page.) For example, if you own a wolf, monkey, big cat, or any large, exotic animal, you will likely need a special permit.
Next, check with the City Clerk's office in your new town to find out about local ordinances. Leash laws and licensing are common. So are limits on the number of pets per household. Zoning laws may prohibit certain animals, such as goats, pigs and chickens, in residential areas. If you are moving to an apartment or condo, make sure your pet is allowed before you move in.
Many communities do not permit cats, dogs, aquariums and exotic pets (iguanas, venomous snakes, tarantulas, ferrets, etc.). Get your pet's health records from your veterinarian. The information will help your new veterinarian provide good care. And keep a photograph of your pet, in case the animal gets lost.