When moving cats to a new home, firstly, it has to be decided how they will be transported. Most common methods of transport are in a car, or by airplane. Either one, they will need to be prepared for their upcoming journey.

moving cross country with petsBefore moving, take your cat to the vet for a full medical check up, and obtain a certificate of health. They must be healthy for long distance travel. You’ll want to confirm all vaccinations are up to date, especially if you’re moving to a different state. Visit the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) to view vaccination requirements and registration forms for the state your moving too. You will also want to check with the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) if you’ll need to provide proof of immunizations at state crossings. Some cats might suffer from anxiety; discuss this with the vet as they might have travel suggestions.

In the event your cat gets lost while in transit, there is a greater chance you’ll be reunited if the cat is microchipped. If your cat is not microchipped, make sure your contact information is on the collar.

In order for moving day to go smoothly, start preparing the cat ahead of time by having the crate around the house. Leave it open, maybe with a blanket or pillow inside, even a favorite toy. This way they can explore and hopefully feel comfortable in what will be their home for the duration of the move.

Often described as vibrant, and fantastic, San Francisco is a great city to move to with children.

With its small size of almost 47 square miles, you have everything you need to raise children in this dynamic, and multi cultural city.

moving with kidsLike New York, San Francisco is one of the most expensive cities in the world, and you’ll pay high prices in housing to live in this city. But for many, nothing beats living in San Francisco! Depending on the needs of your family, San Francisco offers many child friendly areas to live where your family will discover the hidden gems of this city.

San Francisco is an outdoor adventurers paradise. There is so much to do and see. Depending on the ages of your children, there is something for all ages. Take a walk across the famous Golden Gate Bridge or through the Golden Gate Park, which is full of activities for children. Parks and greenery surround San Francisco. On a clear day, visit the beach or take stroll through one of the neighborhoods, or through Chinatown. San Francisco boasts some of the finest children’s museums, for both after school and vacation fun. There’s always something to do! And soon enough you’ll be part of a community of familiar faces.

San Francisco offers some of the top rated schools, and once your children are ready for university, San Francisco is home to three of the most notable universities.