Keep Your Pet Safe
The two best ways to keep your pet safe are having them microchipped and keeping their collars on with ID tags but you MUST keep them updated. Here are resources for looking up microchips and for updating them. Some are free and others charge a fee. If you need help, just ask.
Microchip Companies Report,
Register or Update
Microchipping saves millions of pets each year from euthanasia. Microchips can mean the difference between being reunited with a lost pet or not. As an added measure, when your pet has a collar with tags, it dramatically increases their chance of being returned home when lost. Simple, right?
Collars can come off. Baths happen. Microchips are the second line of defense. Microchips are like your pet's Social Security number. But, they must be registered.
If your lost pet is found, a simple scanning device can check your pet and you will be contacted by the chip company -- your pet will be HOME SAFE sooner.
Any vet, police department or Petsmart can scan for a chip. Remember, sometimes it does take multiple scans to find the chip. Animals should be scanned annually to be sure information is up to date and the microchip is working properly. Have your vet or Petsmart check your pet's chip to be sure it is up to date.
Microchips aren't GPS or tracking devices. Microchips do not store your personal information There are several locations listed here that offer microchipping. Most vets do microchipping as well as the organizations listed above.