AVID and HomeAgain Microchips
Microchipping your pet 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. Misty Pines is able to chip your pets with the HomeAgain® microchip. The charge of $35 covers enrollment into the HomeAgain® lost pet 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?
"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 a microchip, they could have already been reunited with their families.
What is the HomeAgain® Microchip?
A HomeAgain® microchip is permanent pet ID. The microchip itself has no internal energy source, so it will last the life of your pet. It is read by passing a microchip scanner over the pets shoulder blades. The scanner emits a low radio frequency that provides the power necessary to transmit the microchips unique cat or dog ID code and positively identify the pet.
HomeAgain® is the only dog & cat microchipping product on the market today that has the Bio-Bond patented anti-migration feature to help ensure that the microchip will stay in place so that it may be easily located and scanned. If your pet gets lost and is taken to an animal shelter or veterinarian, they will scan the microchip to read its unique dog or cat ID code. This is the number used by HomeAgain to identify the pet and retrieve your contact information, which is used to contact you and reunite you with your pet.
How the HomeAgain® Microchip System works.
1 in 3 pets goes missing during its lifetime, and without proper ID, 90% never return home. A microchip for dogs & cats gives the best protection with permanent ID that can never be removed or become impossible to read. Every month, HomeAgain® reunites 10,000 pets with the people that love them.
Tragically, 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 or HomeAgain® 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.
HomeAgain® is a proactive pet recovery service that actively helps you look for your pet. Once informed of a missing pet, HomeAgain immediately sends out Rapid Lost Pet Alerts to veterinarians and shelters surrounding the area in which your pet was lost. HomeAgain® also supplies you with an easy-to-personalize "Lost Pet" poster that you can print and post in the neighborhood. And with HomeAgain®, Lost Pet Specialists are always available to help you, 24/7.
If a shelter finds your pet, they will scan for a microchip, and call HomeAgain® at 1-888-HomeAgain [1-888-466-3242], or the Avid PETtrac Recovery Specialist at 1-800-336-AVID. You will then be contacted by your microchip provider and notified that your pet has been found.
Over 50,000 HomeAgain 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 AVID PETtrac™?
Misty Pines supports both AVID® and HomeAgain® chips.
PETtrac™ is the AVID® 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 Pet Company at 412-364-4122