Which is the cheapest way to move your pet?


Pets could give us many health-boosting benefits, which includes helping us to de-stress. Having a fur kid can improve our mood, especially when we are down. Their funny antics and expressions crack us up instantly. Pets can be very entertaining to us humans without even trying hard or knowing they are doing so and without any special training too. Watching our cute pup performs tricks can bring so much joy and laughter, which is great for our health and emotional well-being.  Dogs, for example, have the ability to understand many of the words we use, but they’re even better at interpreting our tone of voice, body language, and gestures.  Pets, especially dog are by all means a man’s best friend.

If you’re moving across the country or abroad, bringing your pet along is undeniably something that we will not even reconsider. Our pets are like our own children, which we love with all our hearts. However, transporting your pet is not always an affordable endeavour. If you have a tight budget, there are things you can do to reduce travel expenses, including picking a cheaper way to transport your pet domestically.

Here are the most common ways to transport your pets during a relocation:

1. Ground Shipping

The cheapest and less stressful way to transport your beloved pet is to have him in the vehicle with you. For car travel, you will need a crate or carrier for your pet so that he can travel safely. Also bring a leash with you and ensure it’s on your pet before you open the door.

2.  Flying for Cheap

Flying your pet to the new destination may be costly but it can be a good choice if you plan ahead. The best way to save money flying your pet is to check the fare from different airlines and choose the one that offers the best deal.

3.  Public transportation (Includes bus/train/ boat/ferry) 

Public transportation can be the most budget-friendly way to transfer your pet but it can be pretty restrictive.  It would be a good idea to call the specific public transportation company before showing up with your pet. If the company does allow pets, it is usually only a small pet, in a carrier on your lap.

4. Find a reliable pet transportation service

Shiply is a good website to find the best pet transportation service to move your family pets.  All it takes is to fill out a simple online form and several free quotes will be emailed to you for you to compare rates for moving pets whether by land or air.  You can learn more about the services offered at the Shiply website.

No matter which mode you are choosing to move your pet, ensure that your pet is healthy enough for the long haul on the moving day. Be sure to talk about your plans with your veterinarian and make sure that your pet’s vaccinations are up-to-date and keep a copy of the records with you and a copy with your pet’s mover, if you are traveling separately.

All the best in moving your beloved pet and we hope that your pet will be with you safely in your new home soon!