Moving with Pets

How to Make It Easy When You Move With Pets:

Oh boy! You are adding pets to the mix…? Just kidding! Student Movers loves pets and with these tips, the whole furry family will be settled into your new home in no time!

Know those zoning laws

Unfortunately, not everyone loves pets the way we do. Some cities have very strict rules about size of animals and leash laws. Make sure to know the rules when you are house hunting to avoid moving drama later.

Type of pet

Guinea Pig, Fish or bird? For these pets, stress can be fatal (yikes!). Ask your vet what you can do to make their day easier.

Final checkup

Even dogs and cats should have a final checkup before the move. Make sure they are healthy and discuss tranquilizers if necessary.

Find a new vet:

At the vet, ask them to recommend a new one around your new home. Also, make sure to have a copy of their medical records. Keep that new phone number on you during the move just in case of an emergency!

Take Some Pictures of Your Pet

Just in case someone escapes from their cage on moving day, you will want to have some pictures handy of your pet. Hopefully this doesn’t happen but it is always a good safeguard!

Update Their Collar

Make sure they are wearing a collar with your updated contact information. A cell number is always helpful!


Just like kids, pets need food, water and entertainment for moving day. Make sure you have extra supplies handy so you have one less thing to think about for moving day. Extra tip: bring paper towels! You can never have too many with pets and kids around!

Help them feel safe

Pets are very in tune to stress and can feel vulnerable on moving day. Keep them in the backyard or bathroom before moving so they are out of the way and can remain calm before getting into their carrying cage. (Even better, leave them with a friend or kennel for the day!)

Moving day

Movers, like Student Movers, are not allowed to transport the pets ourselves. Make sure you have a plan and carrying cage in place that will fit into your own transport (plane, train or automobile!).

Settle in

If pets are used to specific times for feeding and exercise, make sure to keep those routines even on moving day. This will help them get used to their new surroundings!

With these tips for moving with pets from Student Movers, your pet will have a relaxed move along with the rest of the family. Check out our packing tips, next.

Pricing List

Full Service Pricing



Plus DDT, +30%


Plus DDT, +30%


Plus DDT, +30%


Plus DDT, +30%

Excludes A Nominal 30% Fuel Charge, Per Truck. Mandatory 8 Hr Min For Same Day Moves/Bookings + Additional $150 Same Day Rush Charge And Any Other Applicable Fees. 4Hrs Minimum. Anything Over Will Be Billed At The Applicable Booked Rates For Service. In Addition, 5% Will Be Billed Per Man For Anything Over 8Hrs.


Additional 3% Processing Fee For All Moves And Additional Fees Apply After 8 Hours. There Is Also An Additional $30 Fee If You Have 2+ Crew On Your Job.

Labor Only Pricing






Labor Only Fee + $30 travel charge


What is a DDT?

DDT sounds like you’re being charged double for drive time but that’s a mistake! The California Public Utilities Commission requires all moving companies to charge DDT on hourly rated moves. DDT means you are charged for the time between the old house (origin) and the new house and the moving company is responsible for the drive time between the warehouse and the origin. DDT actually SAVES you money!

One Hour Arrival Time

Please allow a one hour window for the movers to arrive. Example: 9am-10am

Full Terms & Conditions

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Cancellation Fee

Cancellation fee of $150 (per a 2 man crew) when order was not cancelled within 72 hours before the move. 4 man crew is $300 cancellation fee. Mandatory 8 hr min for same day moves/bookings + additional $150 same day rush charge and any other applicable fees. I authorize Student Movers, Inc. to assign any charges associated with services to my credit card account I provide prior to the move and/or for any cancellation fee, when 72hrs notice was not given prior to the move date.Bids accepted are non-refundable for long distance moves.

Weight Requirements

Any item that weighs over 250 lbs or requires special equipment may be subject to an additional charge. Please be sure you let us know about any bulky or heavy items before your movers arrive.

2 Days Notice

Please plan for two days in advance and make sure to select the time you prefer so that we can give you priority. Two days notice is recommended, yet we can accommodate same day moves depending on our schedule.