Tagged: pet identification

6 Check the Chip Day!


Check the Chip day

August 15 is Check the Chip Day, a designation co-created by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) to remind pet parents to microchip, register, and keep their pet’s chip info up to date. Since there is so much confusion surrounding microchips, and microchip registration, we’re going to break it down for you in six easy to follow steps.
1. Scan
Check to see if your pet is already microchipped. You can do this for free at a veterinary office or animal shelter. Make sure the person scanning your pet is using a universal…

2 Microchip Pays Off and Poodle Makes it Home

POSTED BY Jennifer R. IN

Microchip pays off and poodle makes it home

It was a beautiful summer day in Northern California…the air was warm and the sun was shining. Shelley Lucas spent her afternoon cleaning up the house and clearing out her craft room. It was getting a bit stuffy inside, so she decided to open up the screen door to let in the soft summer breeze. Unbeknownst to Shelley, letting in some fresh air also meant letting out her miniature poodle, Finn! And just like that, he was gone.
This one year old mini is an extremely friendly and outgoing dog. “He likes to lick you all the time,” Shelley tells…

Dog Microchip, the Real Superhero!

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Lost then Found in Less than 2 Hours! Why Registered Microchips Matter

As children, we all dream of having super powers – of being the next Superman or Wonder Woman. But as we grow up, we start to picture more realistic goals for ourselves. Animal lover Ann Burkhardt, however, grew up to be a real life hero. Ann leads a busy life in Downey, California, but that doesn’t stop her from rescuing countless animals’ lives every day! Just last week, she brought home a lost dog named Twinkie, and helped this loving pup find her way back home! Ann didn’t return Twinkie all on her own, though – she credits the dog’s…

Lost then Found in Less Than 2 Hours! Why Registered Microchips Matter

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microchip brings dog home

“No matter how careful you are, pets can get out and if they aren’t chipped they can be lost forever.” These are the wise words of pet lover, Deanne McCullough.  Deanne knows all too well the ability of pets to escape from home – she recently lost her beloved Border Collie / Queensland Heeler mix, Jocelyn. Luckily, Jocelyn had a registered microchip, which helped bring her home quickly and safely. In fact, she was only gone for 2 hours! But without her microchip, it could have been a very different story…
Jocelyn means the world to Deanne and her family.…

Microchip Saves Dog, Sadie


microchip saves dog

Written by Jennifer Rheingold
Collar: $4.79.  ID Tag: $11.99.  Pet microchip: Priceless.
While microchipping your pet isn’t actually free (although registration can be!), it is a fairly cheap and easy ‘procedure’ that helps ensure your companion can get home quickly if ever lost. Not only is it safe for your pet, but it also helps ensure a level of identification that a collar or ID tag can’t always provide. Your pet’s microchip won’t fall off, it won’t break, and you won’t even notice it’s there! So besides costing anywhere between $20-50, it really is priceless.
Maggie and Chris Ellicock learned…

The Power of Social Media: A Lost Dog Story

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field spaniel dog on a boat

This is a guest blog authored and shared by a friend of Found Animals:

We woke up Saturday, April 20th to cloudy skies and the promise of rain, a really atypical morning for spring in Southwest Florida.  We were heading 3 hours north to Ocala to meet our son, a senior at Florida State University, for lunch.  We had his graduation present and Ocala is halfway between Tallahassee and our home, Port Charlotte.  By the time we arrived at the restaurant, the weather had turned really nasty.  It was cold, windy and raining. We met our son at the restaurant…

5 I Found a Lost Pet: 6 Tips to Get Them Home


cat sleeping on a bench

So, you’re walking down the street and hear the jingle of metal tags … or you see a furry face peeking out of the bushes … or feel the “bump” of a friendly animal rubbing against your legs. Congratulations, you’ve just found a lost pet!

Lost pets can turn up just about anywhere, and with over 10,000 pets lost every day in the U.S., many good Samaritans wind up as unsuspecting heroes by taking the time to coax wayward pets indoors and find out if they have families. Still, unless your hobby is “nerding out” over pet ID (guilty!), you…

Lost and Found: A Collection of Reader Shared Stories

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boy with german shepherd

The Day Buddy Went Missing – By Julia Gale
The year was 2003 and I had the house to myself. The phone rang (my mother-in-law).  During our conversation, my German Shepherd, Buddy, wanted out, so I opened the back door and let him out. I totally forgot about it and 30 minutes later realized he had jumped the fence. I drove for a couple hours searching for Buddy. Buddy was very special to our family, and was a rescue dog. He did not come home that night.
The next day, I made flyers and posted them at the local post…

2 Ullr’s Adventure: A Lost Pup Gets Home with PetHub ID

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Ullr's Adventure Video

My name is Ullr. I live in Seattle with my mom and dad and they protect me with a PetHub ID tag.  It’s a good thing they do, because today, I went on an adventure… a fun, exciting, confusing, lonely and scary adventure.
It started this morning right after Mom left for work. I went about my daily routine. I watched out the living room window to make sure she got in her car safely and waited until she turned the corner at the end of the block. Sigh… that’s the biggest bummer of my day. I know that it’s…

5 Will QR Codes Save Your Pet?


Photo By Brett McBain / Flickr

You’ve probably seen these little square patterns on everything from grocery bags to magazine ads. And now you’ll be seeing them on pet tags, too! But what exactly are they?
That little square pattern is a Quick Response code – a.k.a. a “QR” code. When you scan this code with your mobile phone or another scanning device, the individual squares and blanks will be translated into text. Usually, the QR code points to a web address with additional information on the product. In the case of a pet ID tag like these beauties from PetHub, the QR code points pet…