Where Pets are Family.

Pet Identification-Microchips

Keep your family together

 
 
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Every year millions of pets are lost and can be reunited with their family if they are found. A microchip is a permanent pet ID. We can microchip your pet during any routine visit; it is a simple procedure and no anesthetic is required. We can also scan them to see if they already have a microchip. We strongly recommend microchipping all companion animals, especially indoor/outdoor cats. In the event they are separated from you, it may be your only means of being reunited with them. By Microchipping and enrolling with Home Again you’ve just given your pet the best chance for a happy homecoming. Home Again has recovered more than 900,000 pets.

Q:  Will a microchip really make it more likely for me to get my pet back if it is lost?
A:  Definitely! A study of more than 7,700 stray animals at animal shelters showed that dogs without microchips were returned to their owners 21.9% of the time, whereas microchipped dogs were returned to their owners 52.2% of the time. Cats without microchips were reunited with their owners only 1.8% of the time, whereas microchipped cats went back home 38.5% of the time. (Lord et al, JAVMA, July 15, 2009) For microchipped animals that weren't returned to their owners, most of the time it was due to incorrect owner information (or no owner information) in the microchip registry database – so don't forget to register and keep your information updated.

Benefits of Microchipping Animals

  • Permanent and unalterable

  • The primary benefit of microchip implantation in pets is the increased chance of reunification of lost or stolen animals with their owners.

  • Dogs have been reunited with their owners years after they were lost, based on the detection of an implanted microchip. Dogs that were found 600 and 1000 miles from their homes were reunited with their owners due to the presence of microchips. 

  • One of the recommendations put forth as a result of the 2006 National Animal Disaster Summit is that all animals rescued during a disaster should be implanted with microchips (if not already implanted) to facilitate identification, tracking and reunification with owners. In the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita (2005), implanted microchips facilitated the identification of rescued animals.

 

HomeAgain Membership Services and Benefits

Your HomeAgain annual membership protects your pet with a suite of recovery services and wellness benefits.

 
  • HomeAgain reunites 14,000 lost pets with their families every month.

  • HomeAgain membership costs just $19.99 per year.

  • HomeAgain enrolls pets with any brand of microchip.

  • If your pet's microchip is not registered, your pet is not protected.

 

HomeAgain Membership Services and Benefits

Your HomeAgain annual membership protects your pet with a suite of recovery services and wellness benefits.

HomeAgain National Pet Recovery Database

Your pet's microchip ID will be registered in the HomeAgain national pet recovery database for life. Your listing contains your contact information (plus an alternate's you specify) along with your pet's unique ID number and a customizable pet profile.

Lost Pet Specialists

The HomeAgain call center staffs around-the-clock Lost Pet Specialists who are trained to send out Lost Pet Alerts and guide you through the emotional process of searching for your pet.

Rapid Lost Pet Alerts

HomeAgain helps you start your search-now! Within minutes of reporting your pet missing, we send rapid Lost Pet Alerts to HomeAgain vet clinics, animal shelters, and volunteer PetRescuers within a 25-mile radius.

Emergency Medical Hotline

Your pet's protected even when he's by your side! When a pet emergency strikes, HomeAgain members have access to a 24-hour hotline staffed with licensed ASPCA veterinarians. Call for potentially life-saving advice when you need it most.

Travel Assistance For Found Pets

For lost pets found 500 miles or more from home, a HomeAgain membership covers $500 in pet airfare to fly your cat or dog back home.

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