Microchip Information

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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 truly heroes.

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.