May is Chip Your Pet Month, and it’s a perfect time to spread knowledge about microchips for dogs. If your dog does get lost, their chances of coming back to you jump up dramatically if they have a microchip. Here’s what you should know.
July is National Lost Pet Prevention Month and serves as an important reminder to make sure your pet stays safe and does not get lost. Even if you believe you are the safest pet owner, it’s always smart to make sure you have a checklist in case something happens.
What would you do if your best friend got lost? Here’s the skinny on those little microchip doo-dads.
Moose, a yellow Lab, ran away from his pet sitter and was missing for four weeks. He was found by a group of boaters bobbing in the middle of a lake 15 miles from home.
A purebred Havanese puppy mysteriously went missing after walking out of his owner’s shop. The two were reunited after the owner found him on an adoption site, but many questions remain unanswered.
There is no national Microchip database. If you microchip your pet in California and lose your dog in Ohio, there is a chance that the microchip will not be detected by the chip readers.
Maseri urges people with microchip pets to keep your information current. If they have no way of getting in touch with you, you risk losing your pet a second time.
The black-and-white Staffordshire Terrier was one day away from being put down, when a microchip scan revealed his owner who lost the pooch a decade ago.
Established by the Humane Society in 1996, this week encourages people to get involved with local animal rescues and shelters; find out how you can help and build awareness.
Thanks to a local rescue group, Pet Haven Rescue, and a microchip, a pooch who was thought lost by her owner was returned three years after the mutt disappeared.
In 2008, Indiana resident Jennifer Koczan arrived home only to make a tragic discovery — her dog, a then 3-year-old Rottweiler named Sasha, had been stolen. Koczan says she was devastated, and had really never stopped grieving for the loss of her dog.“I never thought I would see her again,” Koczan tells ABC News 7 […]
That scraggy, skinny dog or cat who wanders around your neighborhood may not be a stray, but a household pet who may have run away from home and become lost.
While 60 percent of Britain’s 8 million dogs already have microchips — small biocompatible chips inserted beneath the pet’s skin that, with a code, are linked to the owner’s contact information — that percentage is not good enough for government officials hoping to cut down on the number of loose and homeless dogs in their […]
When staff members at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) began the process of taking in a Beagle last week, it seemed like the process would be pretty standard. But then they scanned for a microchip, and what they found was a surprise to them all.Stephen, the 4-year-old Beagle dropped off as a stray […]