Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Ed & Tess's Favorite Things: Avid PetTrac

When I first brought Tess home, having never had a dog before (and really never being responsible for another life), I was worried about losing her.  After thinking I lost her within my apartment our first day together, this didn't seem so illogical.


So when one the ANNA Shelter's rabies & microchipping clinics came up, we made sure to get a spot in line.  For 20 bucks, they microchipped Tess and sent us with the info to register it through Avid PetTrac.


When we moved, however, it took us almost a year to get our address changed.  At the time, you had to call or request by mail to have your info updated...and we just...never did.


When we brought Ed home and had him microchipped during his neuter surgery, we called to ensure both of their info was correct.  We made sure to print off their chip information and put it in their binders for quick reference, especially if we ever need to update again.


Is your dog microchipped?  Is his information up-to-date?

4 comments:

  1. Microchipped indeed! The only thing I don't like is that they are both registered to the rescue (I sort of get why but if they go missing and I have to wait even an extra minute or two for the rescue to call me to tell me they have been found, I may die!). I would love to hear how Tess went missing in your apartment!!!

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    1. Oh my goodness - that would drive me batty! Can you get on as an alternative contact or something? Or put them as an alternative?

      I see you found our story about losing Tess -- she still love curling up in laundry baskets!

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  2. Yes! All my pets are chipped, I think people are crazy not to! You know what drives me nuts...I'm on an email list for HomeAgain (our microchip company) so if any microchipped pets in our area are missing, I get an email but 9 times out of 10 there is no helpful information and no photo! It usually just says "male cat" or "female mixed breed" why bother registering them as lost!?! Ugh...

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    1. Ugh, indeed! That is pretty counterproductive! I'm not sure that our chip does anything like that, but what a good idea!

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