Unfortunately, collars, tags and leashes are the first things that disappear when a pet gets lost. Ninety percent of all unidentified pets will never return home. The microchip identification system is a way to have a permanent ID on your pet at all times.
The microchip is a tiny computer chip, about the size of a grain of rice, programmed with an identification number. The chip is enclosed in biocompatible glass and is small enough to fit in to a hypodermic needle. Once your pet is injected with a chip, it can be identified throughout its life with this one-of-a-kind number. A special scanner is used to send a radio signal to the chip to read the identification number. Your pet feels nothing when the scanner is placed over it. The number is then displayed on the scanner, and the person reading the scanner can contact a national registry to find out who the pet belongs to. Animal shelters and veterinarians are relying on these national registries more than ever to help in the effort to return lost pets to their home.
Big dogs, little dogs and even cats can receive a microchip. Once your pet has been chipped, your pet's new permanent identification number will be updated in the national registry within 24 hours. We are pleased to offer the Home Again Microchip System to our clients. Home Again is the premier microchip recovery system and is a leader in its industry. If you lose your pet, contacting Home Again will initiate a chain of alerts to surrounding veterinary clinics, shelters and rescues within a 25 mile radius from where your pet was last seen. They will then create a Lost Pet poster that can be downloaded and then printed for distribution. They also offer a 24/7 phone service which allows you as owners to talk to veterinarians with medical concerns and if needed, free phone calls to the Animal Poison Control (normal price $65.00 per phone call). Home Again is also the only microchip recovery system that offers a universal chip that is recognized world wide. These chips are recognized in Europe and are required for any of our pets that may be world travelers.
HomeAgain Microchip Identification System