We encourage the use of microchips to give your pet an additional source of identification in the unfortunate event he or she is lost. To microchip your pet, we inject a tiny computer chip – about the size of a grain of rice – just under your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. Microchips are often injected at the time of spay or neuter.
Microchips are designed to last your pet’s entire lifetime. Once enrolled, they link to a permanent record of your information – which is important to keep up-to-date so you can be reached when your lost pet is found. Your microchip comes with a personal listing in our lost pet database, and this translates to anytime/anywhere pet recovery services.
Virtually all veterinary clinics and animal shelters across the country are equipped with scanners that can read your pet’s microchip. HomeAgain members can breathe a little easier knowing their lost cat or dog can be identified whether he’s 3 or 3,000 miles away from home.
Keeping your pet’s profile up to date – especially with your current contact information and a recent photo of your pet – is one of the best ways to protect your pet. HomeAgain members have access to log in and update their pet profile at HomeAgain.com.