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 $15 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:
Microchips are small, permanent identification chips that are about the size of a grain of rice. They are injected between the shoulder blades with a needle, and the process is about as quick as a vaccination. Most pets go through the one-time process without so much as a squeak. The estimated cost to implant and register a microchip ranges from about $25 to $75. However, VIP PetCare charges only $15, with free lifetime registration.
VIP PetCare microchips are internationally recognized and meet ISO requirements (International Organization for Standardization). This promotes compatibility between chips and scanners. VIP PetCare uses universal scanners, which read multiple microchip frequencies sold by different microchip manufacturers.
Your pet’s microchip ID code, just like your pet, is one of a kind. When your lost pet is taken to an animal shelter or veterinary clinic, they will scan your pet for a microchip and read its unique code. This code is stored with your pet’s profile and linked to your contact information.
Registration and keeping your contact information updated is just as important as microchipping. VIP PetCare automatically registers every recorded and implanted microchip into the foundanimals.org database within 5 days. Found Animals Microchip Registry is a free, national, non-profit database that was conceived in support of a single belief: all lost pets need to find their way home.
Identification tags can become lost easily, and tattoos may not always be legible. Only about 15% of dogs and 2% of cats without permanent identification return home 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.
Only a pet microchip can offer a truly permanent identification. Hundreds of thousands of pets have returned home thanks to a microchip.
The American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association and the Humane Society of the United States all recommend microchipping.
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.