When your pet has an ID tag with your phone number on the collar, it dramatically increases the chances your pet will be returned home when lost. We know, mind blowing, right?
1 in 3 PETS become lost at some point
90% of THEM never return home without id**Department of Animal Services
Now, let’s face it – unless your dog is a masochist, he’s probably not that into his collar. And when the collar comes off, pets still need to know how to get a hold of you. The only way to do that is to have them microchipped and registered.
What is a microchip?
About the size of a grain of rice, a microchip is implanted beneath your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades.
It contains a unique number used to identify animals when scanned by a shelter or vet. The number is used to find the owner’s contact information in a registry.
What a microchip isn’t
A microchip is not a GPS or tracking device. Those need to be charged. Good luck plugging your pet into a power cord every night. (Please don’t try.)
It does not store your contact information, photos, have any apps, games, or even have a flashlight function.
Find Out What You Can Do
Do You Have a Chip?
Yes! I have a chip.
Awesome, but is it registered? If not, you can do it here for free – and we never charge update or maintenance fees.Register Now
Nope. I don’t have a chip.
Pets should have your contact info. We’ll show you affordable places to have it done.
I don’t know if I have a chip.
Let us help figure it out. First, find a local clinic with a universal scanner to check your pet.
Licensing is another important way to have your pet identified and returned to you if lost. It’s also visible proof of ownership in case you aren’t one of those people who looks exactly like their pet.
Fees and requirements vary by location. Here are some other considerations:
In many areas, licensing is required by law.
It’s often cheaper if your pet is spayed/neutered.
Most locations require a rabies certificate to get a license.