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Microchip Pet Identification

Imagine if your dog or cat got lost. You’d want to give him or her the best chance of getting home. With microchipping, you can.

Microchipping is a safe, permanent way to identify your pet in case he or she becomes lost. A microchip, which is a tiny device about the size and shape of a grain of rice, is placed just under the loose skin at the back of the neck. When a lost dog or cat without an ID tag is found, a veterinarian or veterinary technician will use a handheld microchip scanner to check for a chip. If the pet has one, it will transmit its ID number to the scanner via a low-frequency radio wave. The veterinary hospital or shelter then calls the chip manufacturer, retrieves the pet owner’s contact information, and calls the owner.

Even the most responsible pet owners can’t always guarantee their pet won’t get lost. A leash could break or slip out of your hand, a pet could push through a screen door or window, or a contractor or friend might accidentally leave a door or gate open.

We recommend that you use a microchip, along with a collar and ID tag, to identify your pet. An ID tag is still a reliable identification method. Pets that have tags with current contact information are more likely to not end up in shelters and tend to get home faster than those without tags. However, collars and ID tags aren’t permanent and can be removed (overnight or for grooming); pets can also lose them. With a microchip, your pet will have a much better chance of being identified and returned to you. Pets without microchips that end up in shelters may be adopted out to another family or even euthanized.

Please contact us to schedule an appointment to microchip your pet. Although we hope your pet never becomes lost, we want you to be prepared. We can also suggest a plan to have in place so if your pet does go missing, you’ll be able to act quickly.

We can microchip ferrets, rabbits, birds, and other companion animals, too!


HomeAgain® Lost Pet Recovery System
Your pet is an important member of the family and unfortunately millions of pets are lost or stolen each year. To help prevent pet loss, consider microchipping and enrolling with HomeAgain®, an advanced lost pet recovery system that reunites pets with their families.

Why Have your Pet Microchipped and Enrolled with HomeAgain® ?

  • 10 million pets get lost every year.
  • More than 90% of pets lost without ID are never returned – many are euthanized.
  • Less than 10% of pets in the U.S. are microchipped.
  • An estimated 135 million pets do not have a microchip.
  • Microchipping is a permanent, entirely unalterable form of pet identification.
  • Shelters, humane societies and veterinarians are using microchip scanners in ever-increasing numbers.
  • Microchipping is inexpensive, safe, fast and virtually painless for a pet.

How HomeAgain® Works
The HomeAgain® microchip is a tiny, rice-sized device encoded with a unique, permanent identification number. The device itself is implanted by a veterinarian just under the skin between the shoulders. Insertion is quick and virtually painless with no anesthetic or further treatment required. The pet owner must enroll their pets unique identification number into the HomeAgain® Lost Pet Recovery Service.

The HomeAgain® Lost Pet Recovery Service can be reached at 1-866-466-3242. If your pet is lost, the microchip can be detected and the identification code read by a scanner used by veterinarians, animal shelters and other pet-related agencies. The identification code, registered with the HomeAgain® Lost Pet Recovery Service, is matched to the owner or the designated contact to initiate the recovery process.

With Microchipping, Peace of Mind Comes Easy
Visit your veterinarian and have your pet microchipped and enrolled in HomeAgain® today. Talk to your veterinarian about the benefits and importance of pet microchipping and enrollment.

We know you love your pets and that they represent an important part of your life. Microchipping with HomeAgain®is not only an essential part of responsible pet care, helping to decrease the number of unclaimed pets winding up in shelters, but also makes it easier to reunite you with a very special friend should you become separated.

To report a lost or found animal, contact the HomeAgain® Lost Pet Recovery Service by calling 1-866-466-3242 or visiting