Cats and dogs can be taken with you in your car if it’s a shorter move. If you transport them this way, remember to take the following items with you:
Animals can get carsick and will require frequent stops along the way. Also, if you’re staying at a hotel, check ahead to see if they allow pets. Be sure to check if the city you’re moving to has any local requirements or restrictions on animals. If you plan to ship your pet by air, make sure someone can meet them at the destination airport and take care for them until you arrive. Most kennels offer this service. If you are flying to your new destination, your cat or dog can ride in the baggage compartment, in which case you will need the following items:
Hamsters, birds, and other small animals can easily be transported in your car. To help keep the animals calm and quiet, cover any cages with a cloth. Also, make sure they have food and water available.
It can be very impractical and risky to move fish. Check with your local pet store for recommendations on moving your specific type of fish.