Microchipping your puppy

This is a basic overview on how microchips work and are inserted into your puppy for life.

A microchip implant is an identifying integrated circuit placed under the skin of the dog, cat, horse, parrot or another animal. The chips are about the size of a large grain of rice and are based on a passive RFID (radio frequency identification) technology.

A needle is used to place a little chip under the animals skin, usually between the shoulder blades. That chip has a unique number on it that can be picked up and read by a scanner. It takes the same amount of time to microchip as it takes to give any injection, it only takes seconds. It will take you more time to do the paperwork to register the microchip than to implant a chip in your puppy. It hurts about as much as having blood drawn.

About 8 million animals end up in shelters every year. Unfortunately, only 16 to 20% of dogs and less than 2% of cats are ever reclaimed by the owners. One of the ways to increase the chances of finding your puppy is having a microchip. We offer AKC microchips which are a universal readable microchip. It is important to use a universal microchip so any scanner can read the microchip to get your puppy back to you. We use the AKC companion animal recovery database which keeps your name, address and telephone number which are linked to your dog's unique AKC registration number printed on the caller tag. When your dog is recovered, the experts (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week) will use the unique AKC registration number to reunite you with your loved one. There is a lifetime enrollment fee of $17. with AKC REunite 24/7 recovery service for the life of your pet.

Your pet is an investment in love, time, and money. We understand the emotional connection shared with your pet and want you to "Stay Connected For Life". The small investment in an AKC companion animal recovery microchip which includes a lifetime enrollment in the international database, will help your pet return home if lost.