Microchipping

Microchipped pets are 2.5 times more likely to be returned to their owners.  

Let us help you keep your pet safe.

Pet 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 $18, 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 found.org database within 5 days. Found Animals Microchip Registry is a free, national, nonprofit 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.

*Microchips not available in Florida at this time

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.

Microchip Pet I.D. Registration

Be sure to keep your contact information updated in the national registry.
Without up-to-date and accurate contact information, you can’t be found if your pet is lost.


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Found Animals Microchip Registry is a free, nonprofit service dedicated to reuniting lost pets with their families. Found A Lost Pet? Go to Found.org.