Dear valued clients,
Our business is continuing to operate as we navigate the current COVID-19 situation, and we are adapting our operations by practicing social distancing, and reiterating the practices of good hygiene, like frequent hand washing, providing hand sanitizer and gloves for the moving crews. We are also offering virtual onsites for current/ future clients during the current situation. We will do our best to keep our current clientele informed of any changes to current/ future moves.

As our client, your safety and health is our #1 priority during this state of emergency. Please consider the following guidelines to prepare for your move with us:

⚠ADVICE FOR CLIENTS REGARDING SETTING UP CONDITIONS FOR A MOVE: • Upon our arrival, please have your residence/ office/ items as ready as possible (cleaned/ sanitized and ventilated in advance) for the removal of your items. • It is recommended that you/ your representatives will keep, at a minimum, 6 feet of distance from our crew. Our crew members will keep, at a minimum, 6 feet of distance or more at the time of service. • You will assure continuous ventilation of the spaces we work in at all times. • Please provide dedicated bathroom(s), equipped with soap and paper towels for our crew members.

⚠LIMITATION OF LIABILITIES OF MOVING COMPANIES AND THEIR RIGHT TO CANCEL WORK (NATIONAL LOCAL MOVES): The Government has stated it is or will be implementing (as yet) measures to combat the spread of the virus. Such measures in place might impact our ability to provide services to you (including but not limited for us having to suspend or cancel in full the services) or the virus otherwise affects our ability to fulfill your relocation. This may place us in a position where we will not be able to accept any ability for any losses that may arise and we limit our liability accordingly. We are keeping the matter under careful review and will ensure that all customers are advised of any developments that may affect fulfillment of contracted services.

As our team at Homegrown Moving Company has been following updates, we are choosing to work with & adhere to the guidelines set forth by health officials and authorities. We want to do our part in mitigating the impact and spread of COVID-19 to the businesses and communities we serve, and we are implementing the following strategies to do so:

We have discussed with our team members what to do in the scenario that anyone is experiencing symptoms or may have been exposed to the virus. We have an understanding among ourselves to be transparent if somebody's not feeling good or may have been exposed. We understand the need to self quarantine for the proper amount of time, if this occurs, to avoid any further spread. In turn, we ask the same from our customers. In the event that you are feeling sick or may have been exposed, we are happy to make arrangements for another move date.

Use of examination gloves: Our teams will wear examination gloves while servicing moves as an additional hygiene measure and self protection. Gloves will be discarded after each move.

Due to the high demand of masks, we are unable to provide them at the moment, but if you would like masks to be provided for your move, please provide them and we can use them.

Our team will also have hand sanitizer, and we ask that they are allowed to use a sink or water source to wash their hands when available. Social distancing: Upon arrival to our customers' homes or offices, team members will follow the protocol of social distancing, allowing 6' between team members and you, our customer. We have always valued the professionalism and respect that accompany an introductory handshake, however during the COVID-19 outbreak, we ask that our customers understand for safety purposes that we will refrain from shaking hands or making physical contact.

Proper ventilation: In move settings when available, we request that our customers open outside doors and/or windows to increase air circulation. All of the above will be effective immediately and remain in place until April 20th, until we can reassess the situation and make further announcements. We strive to continue to practice CDC/ Federal / State/ WHO (World Health Organization) guidelines for health and safety to prevent contagion in our community.

Thank you, Homegrown Moving

How to move your exotic pet long distance without breaking the law

When you have a pet, you want to keep it with you as long as possible, no matter where you go. During the move, keeping your pet safe, calm, and well cared for is a must.  Moving a pet requires lots of preparations and care in order to keep your pet healthy during the move. However, if you’re reading this, it means that your animal friend is a little exotic and needs special care. You must learn how to move your exotic pet long distance without breaking the law if you plan on keeping your buddy for a long time. Tips from Home Grown Moving, one of the best Colorado movers around, will help you transport your exotic pet with ease. Whether it is a reptile, fish, bird, or something else, you’ll both be able to enjoy a safe and stress-free long-distance move to or from Colorado.

Familiarize yourself with the local and state laws right away

Depending on where you move, laws about moving and owning exotic pets and animals can vary. Make sure to familiarize yourself with all the rules and restrictions before your move. More importantly, your pet should be up to date when it comes to vaccines and any required permits. Schedule a visit to the vet’s office before moving your pet. This way, you’ll be able to make sure they’re healthy and ask for your pet’s health record copies. On top of that, you can get prescriptions if needed, ask for vet referrals in your new city or state, and ask for advice regarding your pet’s health during the move.

exotic pet parrot on a woman's shoulder
To move an exotic pet requires that you know the rules and regulations.

Sticking to your pet’s normal feeding schedule and routine as much as possible will keep your pet calm before the big day. Since you’re moving long-distance with one of the best long distance moving companies Denver had to offer, you’ll have to find a place to stay. You can either make an arrangement to stay with friends or family or stay in an exotic-pet-friendly hotel. Some other things you should take care of before the move are:

  • gathering paperwork that proves your pet (or pets) is up to date on inspections and vaccines,
  • check with the city, county, or HOA in your new neighborhood whether there are any restrictions for exotic pets in the area, or even check for this info online,
  • ask about rules if there are any, such as how many pets are allowed, their transportation requirements, and where they can stay.

You can find more info on the AMVA website. The number of guidelines and rules you might be met with could be overwhelming, but they’re all there to ensure the safety of your exotic pets. 

What should you know and do when you move your exotic pet long distance?

As you probably know, movers in DTC can’t move pets of any kind. Because of this, animals mostly travel to their new home by air or by car. Traveling by air is expensive and requires lots of paperwork. You might want to keep your pet close to you and take it on the road with you. However, even when they’re moving with you, your exotic pet needs to have certain needs met.

girl about to move your exotic pet long distance
There are some things you should take care of before and during the move.

This goes for all pets, exotic or not: any change in routine can easily stress your pet out. Do your best to stick to the routine to avoid any problems. For all pets, you should get them accustomed to the carrier a few days before the move, especially since you’re moving long-distance. Exotic birds should be moved in an appropriately sized cage with a well-ventilated cover to ease the experience. Remember to keep them watered and fed during the trip. When moving fish, stop feeding them 1-2 days before moving to decrease mess during transport. Wait until the very last moment, so you can pack your fish. Keep your fish either in doubled plastic bags, one fish per bag, or a clean, lidded 5-gallon bucket. You should use tank water for transport but also save what water you can to refill the tank once you move in.

Amphibians and reptiles require special attention during the move. They need a carrier: make sure it’s spacious enough for them to move around, but not too big. Venomous reptiles must be double boxed and labeled during transport! Dampness and moisture are important, too. Small mammals need peace during the move. When the home movers Denver had to offer to come to your home, keep your fuzzy friend away from the action.

Once you get to your new home, your troubles will almost be over!

Our Home Grown Moving Company is a company with many moving services. When you arrive at your new home, it’s time to start unpacking and getting comfortable. Depending on what you have, make sure to set up tanks for fish, reptiles, or amphibians right away. Keep all of your feathered, scaly, or furry critters in their crates or confined until our movers finish unloading and carrying your items.

small mouse in front of a wooden box
After you successfully move your exotic pet long distance, you can resume your regular activities.

It won’t only take time for you to feel at home, but it’ll also take time for your pet to get used to everything. The best thing you can do is to give them lots of attention. You can help your pet adjust by going back to your routine and regular schedule. However, now that you know how to move your exotic pet long distance without breaking the law, the move won’t be that stressful, to begin with. Home Grown Moving Company is here to help you and your pets with the move whenever you need us. Simply give us a call or get a free moving quote: it’s that simple. You and your little companion will be comfortable in your new home in the blink of an eye. Don’t wait any longer, contact us today!

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