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Microchip Information 

Microchipping is one of the most important elements of dog reunification. While microchips have incredible potential for getting lost dogs home, the chip itself is only one component in a complex system involving microchips, scanners, and registries.


A microchip is a small device about the size of a grain of rice that is implanted beneath your dog's skin. It contains a unique number used to identify the animal. This number links to your contact information in an online registry that allows shelters, clinics, veterinarians, and humane organizations to contact you if your lost dog is found. The microchip itself does not store your contact information.


Below you will find links to the most commonly used Microchip companies. 

Home Again Microchiping

HomeAgain microchips offer lifetime pet protection and they link to a permanent listing in our national lost pet database. This means anytime/anywhere pet recovery service— no matter how far your lost pet has traveled.

American Kennel Club Reunite Microchip Registry

With AKC Reunite, you can combine the power of a pet microchip with our nationwide lost pet recovery service to increase the chance of getting your pet home again. Safeguard your pet for life with AKC Reunite.

Microchip Registration Center

 Protection for Your Diabetic Alert Dog...
 Your pet depends on you for love and care.  You depend on him for companionship and so much more! When you activate his chip, a network of protection goes to work for both of you! At Microchip Registration Center, you may register any chip regardless of brand. 

Avid PetTrac Friendchip

Developed by a veterinarian, the Avid® FriendChip™ is an effective and safe way to identify your pet. The FriendChip is a tiny microchip that fits through a hypodermic needle and is injected under the skin of your pet where it remains safely for life. This inexpensive procedure can be done anytime and, best of all, protects virtually any pet you love: dogs, cats, horses, birds, reptiles, exotics, even fish!


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