Relocating is stressful for the whole family, including the pets, and some animals do not respond well to changes in their routines and surroundings. Here are a few tips to make your pet’s move less traumatic.
• Before moving be sure to get all records from your veterinarian.
• On moving day, secure your pets in a safe place, such as a bathroom, and be sure to alert the movers.
• Make sure to bring your pet’s bowls, food, medications and favorite toys with you.
• When you get to your new home, set up your pet’s bed and food area as soon as possible
• Find a vet. See the yellow pages of this guide for local veterinarians.
Steps to keep your pet from being lost during the move
• Keep a collar with an ID tag with your current phone number on your pet at all times.
• Microchip your pets, especially if they are good at wiggling out of their collars. It’s important to keep your contact information up to date so the chip can easily connect your pet to you. Animal shelter and vet clinics can scan for microchips.
• Have a current license on your dog – the ID assigned to animals by the city. It’s another way your dog can be connected with you.
• Keep cats indoors; it’s much safer for them. Cats are domestic animals and don’t need to be outside. Give them a post to scratch, a window to perch in, and plenty of toys and they will love the great indoors.
State Humane Association of California
P.O. Box 2098
El Cerrito, CA 94530
Morongo Basin Humane Society
4646 Sunview Ave.
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Palms N Paws Animal Shelter
7086 Bullion Ave.
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
San Bernardino County Animal Care & Control
Yucca Valley Animal Control