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Avid Microchip

Microchipping your pet with the AVID® FriendChip™ is a quick and painless process for both you and your pet. The first step is to schedule an appointment, the second is to show up. It's that simple. The charge of $35 covers enrollment into the PETtrac™ database, the microchip, and the injection of the microchip. You'll also be happy to know that the process of chipping your pet only takes one minute, so you can wait, and take your pet right home with you. Microchipping your pet can also be done while he is boarding with us, while he is at daycare, or any time that your pet is at Misty Pines.

Peace of Mind = $35

Have you ever lost a pet?

Avid Microchip

"It won't happen to me."

Like most people, that's what I thought until my dog did something he had never done before...he left home when the gate had been left open by mistake. Do you realize just how much your pet means to you? I didn't. It wasn't till he was gone that I admitted he was part of my family.

Frantic with worry, we did all the things we were supposed to do. Calls and visits to animal shelters, ads in the paper, flyers to veterinarians, and LOST DOG-REWARD posters hung everywhere. As we searched the neighborhood, we saw a lot of wandering dogs and cats, most without collars, just like the ones we had seen at the shelter. If the dogs would have had an Avid Microchip, they could have already been reunited with their families.


Avid Microchip

What is the AVID® FriendChip™ ?

It's a technological miracle.

Developed by a veterinarian, the AVID® FriendChip™ is the professional way to identify your pet and it's proven safe and effective. A tiny microchip that contains a personal, one-of-a-kind identification number distinguishes your pet as a special member of your family.

The FriendChip™ is so tiny that it fits through a hypodermic needle. just like a vaccination, it's injected under the skin of your pet where it remains safely for life. This inexpensive procedure can be done anytime and, best of all, protect virtually any pet you love...dogs, cats, horses, birds, reptiles, exotics, even fish! Everywhere your pet goes, the AVID® Microchip (FriendChip); is there. Real protection that can't fade or fall off.


How the AVID Microchip System works.

Every two seconds a family pet is lost.

Avid MicrochipTragically, most pets never make it back home because their owners did not attach any sort of identification to them. Identifying your pet is vital to its return. With Avid Microchip, your pet can't leave home without his identification. If your lost pet is found by a participating shelter, they'll check him for a microchip with a special scanner.

When the shelter finds the chip number, they call AVID's 24 hour hotline at 800-336-2843. After a quick search of the PETtrac™ database, you, your veterinarian, or your alternate is contacted, and your pet comes home! Scanners are provided free of charge to any shelter that requests one.

Over 17,000 scanners have already been distributed and lost pets are being found every day. The dedication and commitment of shelter personnel is what truly makes the system work. They are directly responsible for the recovery of thousands of lost pets. These shelter professionals are truly heroes.


What is PETtrac™?

It's the best way to reunite lost pets with their families.

PETtrac™ is the global recovery network that has saved thousands of pets. It's sophisticated computerized database maintains the information you provide on your AVID® microchip application to recover your pet. Best of all, this information will always be available because the PETtrac™database is backed by Veterinary Medical Associations across the United States. Once your pet is identified with the AVID® FriendChip™, the benefits from PETtrac's safety-net of protection last for the rest of his life.

By enrolling in PETtrac™, you distinguish your pet as a special member of your family.


For more information please call Misty Pines Dog Park at 412-364-4122
or AVID® at 800-336-AVID

     
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