Measuring your pet for a travel crate.
Relocating can be a daunting task, especially when you have furry companions in tow. After all, our pets are not just animals: they are cherished members of the family. To make your move seamless and stress-free, it’s crucial to prioritize the comfort and well-being of your beloved fur-babies. One element in achieving this is ensuring that their travel crates are a perfect fit, striking a balance between cosiness and compliance.
Does Size Matter?
Relocating can be a daunting task, especially when you have furry companions in tow. After all, our pets are not just animals: they are cherished members of the family. To make your move seamless and stress-free, it’s crucial to prioritize the comfort and well-being of your beloved fur-babies. One key element in achieving this is ensuring that their travel crates are a perfect fit, striking a balance between cosiness and compliance.
To obtain an accurate quote for the relocation, you need to provide us with accurate measurements, every inch counts. Once we have the measurements, we can quote you based on flight costs and help you choose your crate or we can make them to measure.
But how to Measure?
Four measurements are needed, length, height, length of foreleg, and width of your pet.
- Measure the length from the Nose to the Base of the Tail or Bum.
- Measure height from the floor to the top of the head, or if ears are erect, to the tip of the ear.
- Measure the width at the widest part of the body.
- Measure the length of the foreleg, floor to elbow
Your pet’s crate should allow them to stand, lay, turn around and sit comfortably without touching the sides of the crate. There should be no hunching in the crate and none of its body should be hunched or touching the sides.
At the same time, we don’t want the crate to be too big, lacking that sense of security and cosiness that helps your pet feel safe while in transit. Let’s not forget that freight is usually the biggest expense when shipping a pet, which is calculated on volume. So ensuring a correct size crate will also mean saving some bucks!! Our carpenters will build the crate to your pet’s specifications, to ensure that not even one inch of space is wasted – and the crates are eco-friendly too! A win-win situation.
The devil is in the detail!
In the realm of pet relocation, precision is paramount. By providing us with accurate measurements, you unlock a transparent and tailored quote. This also paves the way for a smoother journey for your beloved companion. Every inch counts and our commitment is to ensure that your pet’s relocation experience is not just a move but a comfortable adventure crafted with meticulous care. Trust us to turn those measurements into a stress-free and delightful journey for your furry family member.
A little trick of the trade – if you are struggling to measure your best friend, simply place him against a wall. Then mark the wall in correspondence of the nose, the bum and the top of the head, and measure the distance between the marks.
If you can’t manage to measure your cat – we understand! – not all cats are happy to cooperate while you are holding a measuring tape. Just give us the weight and the breed and we will do the rest.
Ready to start? Contact us!