Helping pets move home

Moving home can be stressful for humans, but it can also be confusing for pets, who likely will not have a clue what’s going on. So we’ve detailed some methods you can undertake to make sure your pets have a pleasant moving experience.

Plan in advance

Choose one room that can be cleared at least a few days before the move. For dogs, this room should have access to the outside for toilet breaks. Remove everything from the room, leaving only the pet’s bed, food and water bowls, and toys. Let your pets spend time in the room before the move so that they can get used to it.

On moving day, you can then confine your pets to that room so they won’t be disturbed while the boxes and furniture are being moved out of the other rooms.

Alternatively, you may want to ask family or friends to look after your pets while the removal company is loading their van. If you use a Merseyside removal company, let them take care of moving your belongings and not your pets. Take your pets by car to your new home.

If you’re a dog owner and your new home is not too far from your current one, try taking your dog for a walk around the new neighbourhood a few times to get them used to it.

Try using pheromone diffusers in your new home. Their scents are not detectable by humans but can calm anxious pets. Give your pets plenty of attention with strokes and hugs.

It should not take long for your pets to feel settled and at home in their new living space.