Microchips are a wonderful tool that can help reunite lost pets with their owners.  Unfortunately, they aren’t foolproof and there is a lot of misinformation that circulates about microchips.  Also, some unscrupulous microchip companies prey on pet owners without really being part of the solution.  We try to provide correct, unbiased information about microchips. Please check out the links below:

  • AAHA -Check you dog’s microchip manufacturer by using their handy search engine which will scan participating microchip companies databases: microchip lookup  Once you have determined the brand of microchip call manufacturer to make sure your dog’s information is up to date!
    The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is the only exclusive companion animal organization that accredits small animal hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada.
  • AVMA –the microchip backgrounder American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), established in 1863, is a not-for-profit association representing more than 82,500 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services.

More information: PetLink Microchip Guide

A handy poster to print and put up at your shelter: mouthpieces