Every two seconds a family companion is lost, and one in three pets will become lost at some point during their life. VIP PetCare is on a mission to microchip every dog and cat in the United States by offering microchipping and registration at an extremely affordable $10 per pet (absolutely no hidden fees). It may take us many years to accomplish our goal, but with the help of our Community Partners, we can help thousands of lost pets find their way home along the way.
Some Important Information about Microchipping:
The American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association and the Humane Society of the United States all recommend microchipping.
In one study, 73.9 percent of the owners wanted the animals back in their homes, meaning that these were domestic pets that had been lost, not abandoned.
The estimated cost to implant and register a microchip ranges from about $25 to $75. However, VIP PetCare charges only $10, with free lifetime registration.
VIP PetCare uses foundanimals.org to register microchips. Found Animals Microchip Registry was conceived in support of a single belief: all lost pets need to find their way home.
VIP PetCare uses universal scanners, which read multiple microchip frequencies sold by different microchip manufacturers.
One in every three pets will become lost during its lifetime. Only about 15% of dogs and 2% of cats without permanent identification are returned to their owners. Approximately 9 million companion animals are admitted to shelters in the U.S. every year. Many of these are euthanized because their owners cannot be found.
Registration and keeping your contact information updated is just as important as microchipping. In a study in which owners were not found, the reasons included incorrect phone numbers (35.4 percent), owners’ failure to return phone calls or respond to letters (24.3 percent), unregistered microchips (9.8 percent) or microchips registered in a database that differed from the manufacturer (17.2 percent). VIP PetCare automatically registers every implanted microchip into a national database.
Microchips are injected between the shoulder blades, about as quick as a vaccination. The needle never goes into the muscle, and most pets go through the one-time process without so much as a squeak.
Identification tags can become lost easily, and tattoos may not always be legible. Only a pet microchip can offer a truly permanent identification. Hundreds of thousands of pets have returned home thanks to a microchip.
VIP PetCare microchips are also internationally recognized and meet ISO requirements (International Organization for Standardization). This promotes compatibility between chips and scanners.
All microchip statistics have been sourced from a study conducted by Linda Lord, Walter Ingwersen, Janet Gray, & David Wintz in association with The Ohio State University and various other agencies, and works published by the American Humane Society.