Avid was developed by a veterinarian and is a
professional way to identify your pet.
A tiny microchip that contains a personal, one of a kind identification
number distinguishes your pet as a special member of your family. The
microchip is so tiny that it fits through a hypodermic needle. Just
like a vaccination, it's injected under the skin
of your pet where it remains safely for life. This inexpensive
procedure can be done anytime and, best of all, protect virtually any
pet you love, even fish. Everywhere your pet goes, the Avid chip is
there. Real protection that cannot fade or fall off.
Every two seconds a family pet of lost. Tragically, most never make it
back home because their owners didn't identify them. Identifying
your pet is vital. With avid, your pet can't leave home without his
identification. If your lost pet is found by a participating shelter,
they'll check him for a microchip with a special scanner. When the
shelter finds the chip number, they call Avid's 24 hour
hot line at 800-336-2843. After a quick search of the PETtrac database,
you, your veterinarian, your breeder, or your alternate is contacted,
and your pet comes home!
Scanners are provided free of charge to any shelter that requests one.
Over 17.000 scanners have already been distributed and lost pets are
being found every day. The dedication and commitment of shelter
personnel makes this system work. They are directly responsible for the
recovery of thousands of lost pets. These shelter professionals are
Your veterinarian can insert a microchip in your puppy, or you can have
it done by your breeder (if they do it) prior to the puppy leaving the
breeder. I have chosen to offer this service because I have a microchip
in all my dogs and would like to see a microchip in all my puppies.
Microchips are great.
I had a dog stolen from me about 8 years ago. The first thing the
police officer asked me was "Was your dog microchiped?" I wish I could
have told him
yes, but at that time, my dogs were not microchiped. Unfortunately, I
never saw my beautiful little Oreo again and cry about loosing her
until today. I feel safer now that all my babies are protected. If I
sell an adult and he or she ends up in the wrong place, I will be
contacted immediately to rescue
my little friend. Shelters and experimental labs are places where my
dogs will never end up at thanks to Avid. If a puppy of mine gets
stolen at the airport,
I have a chance to recover that puppy if it is microchiped. Vets will
often scan the dogs or puppies of an owner if they suspect foul play
just to see if the dog or puppy belongs to that person. For instance,
if a show quality french bulldog is in the hands of someone that cannot
afford to keep the fleas off their dog and the dog gets hit by a car
and ends up at the vets office. This would trigger the vet or vet tech
to scan the dog.
If you want me to microchip your puppy, I can do it here in about three
minutes. The cost is $45 which includes registering your puppy's
number in your name. Vets usually charge about $40 to insert the
chip and $20 more for the registration.