What is the big deal about using a Kennel?
We regularly have potential customers ask, “Do my pets have to ride in a kennel? How about if we choose private transport and there are no other animals in the vehicle?
Our answer is always, without a question, “Yes!!”
Why? The pets are not accustomed to a kennel and it “seems so cruel” to lock them up!
Because we want EVERYONE’S pet to arrive at their new destination safely!! Here are the supporting arguments:
(1). Kennels reduce the opportunity for a pet to bolt out of the vehicle and get lost, hurt or killed.
(2). Kennels keep pets confined to a smaller area of the vehicle so that they will not fly into (a). their driver, (b). the back of seats, (c). the windshield and possibly, (d). the street. (No matter how careful a driver is, traffic happens – and sudden stops are part of traffic.)
(3). Kennels help pets feel more secure during travel because they have their own designated space.
We have seen several new companies come out proudly announcing that your pets will not have to be kenneled to ride with them. What that says to us is that they have no idea how to keep your pet safe. We understand that providing the necessary equipment is expensive, but to us … it is worth the expense and we gladly provide that equipment to each of our customers’ pets.
If your pet is unaccustomed to a kennel or crate, buy or borrow one a few weeks prior to your pet’s transport. Follow our guidelines on how to help prepare your pet for transport – and then trust an experienced company to do what they do best!
Choose an experienced pet transporter who understands all aspects of keeping your precious pets safe and comfortable during your move. Sacrificing safety for perceived comfort can have tragic consequences, and we wouldn’t wish that on anyone!