Microchip Your Pet

Why microchip your pet? 

A microchip for your pet can mean the difference between lost and found. Although tags and collars are important, they can tear or slip off. Microchips are tiny implants that use radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology. Each microchip has a number, which is then registered to an owner. Microchips are NOT tracking devices, nor is your personal information visible to the public. A pet's chip must be scanned by a microchip reader to then contact the microchip company and look up the registered owner. 

Getting Your Pet Microchipped

Pets Lifeline always offers public microchipping for pet owners by appointment. 

You can request a microchipping appointment below, or call (707) 996-4577 ext 101. 

We take care of the microchip registration, you just provide your information and bring your pet to your appointment! $20 per pet. 

Once Your Pet is Microchipped

Keeping your pet’s microchip information up-to-date is essential. Pet owners must register their contact information with their pet's microchip number. Microchips are NOT necessarily automatically registered, depending on where your pet's microchip was implanted. 

If you are not sure if your pet's microchip registration is up-to-date, here's what you can do: 

  1. Find your pet's microchip number. If you do not have records, Pets Lifeline can scan your pet's microchip for you free of charge. Veterinarians can also scan for microchips. 

  2. Find the company that your pet's microchip belongs to. Use the AAHA Microchip Search to look up the company using the microchip number, or check your adoption/vet records.

  3. Contact your pet's microchip company and register as your pet's owner, or update existing contact information. You may need proof of ownership, like adoption paperwork or vet records. Contact information for major microchip companies is listed below: 

 

24Petwatch        Phone: 866.597.2424                Online: 24petwatch.com

Avid                    Phone: 951.371.7505                Online: avidid.com

Found Animals  Phone: 855-738-2447               Online: foundanimals.org

Home Again      Phone: 888.466.3242                Online: homeagain.com

Pet Link              Phone: 877.738.5465                Online: petlink.net

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