When we adopted our dog last year, she was chipped. I just got the renewal notice for it. Even though she is an indoor dog and I am 99% sure she wouldn't run off....I think it's safest just to keep it active, $21. for the year...worth it right?
I had let mine lapse for my two dogs Then I moved to a new state where the cities require a chip, and registering that chip with the city. I had them scanned to get the chip info and filed that with the city for their licenses. I guess I’m thinking of it as a poor woman’s chip registration. But they’ve always worn tags with my phone number, so there’s that.
Yeah, just do it. The indoor dogs are the ones that can't find their way home when they do get out.
Although...I'm pretty sure if I didn't renew my dog's (and hmmm I have not done it in a long time) and he got lost, he'd end up at the shelter whence he came and they'd hunt me down and make me get him because they were kind of like that.
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I've never had to pay for a subscription on any of my dogs. I though that the cost of being in the chip database was covered as part of the purchase price of the chip? I've updated my information with the chip company and they never asked for money.
One of our dogs got lost and I put in an alert with the chip company and there was no cost for that. We found her early the next morning at the local humane society before they even had a chance to scan her.
PSA - have your vet scan your dog yearly to verify that the chip is still in the right location and functioning properly. They can migrate to weird spots on the body and sometimes they "vanish".
Our rescue group have their information permanently attached to all chips that they inject, so that if the owners can't be reached or found, the chip company can reach the rescue group, who will claim the dog as soon as possible.
Our dogs have, among them, 3 or 4 popular types of chips. None have renewal fees. Are you sure you gotta pay for that?
My cats were chipped when I adopted them as kittens. Last year at their annual exam I had them scanned to make sure everything was okay. Yep, scanned correctly. I don't pay anything. I never heard of such a thing.
I'm sure there are all different chip companies out there, but the one we use at the shelter I volunteer at (Homeagain), the registration is a lifetime one. It is confusing, though, because they do send people an email at the end of the year saying their registration has "expired." That's misleading on the company's part. The basic registration never expires, but if you pay each additional year, you get some "extras" like printing lost pet posters off their site if you need to. So we are very clear with adopters to ignore these annual notices unless they want the extra services.
Too many people don't do the registration because there is a cost. We get alerts all the time on Nextdoor for animals that were found with chips, but the info is outdated.
So, get the chip and update your address! Make sure your vet has the chip # too. Check that the chip is in place.
Dogs Do get out on occasion. And those that get out and aren’t chipped have a harder time getting back home. I can’t imagine not renewing it.
hmmmm..we adopted our dog from the humane society...I assumed the email was part of them..maybe I should double check...I did already renew it though. I'll check to see what I actually paid for.
Maybe the humane society passes on that cost to the adopter, since they don't make as much from adoption fees. Most rescue groups charge around $350 for adoptions so I think they include the cost of chip registration in those fees.
Yeah, I'm not sure if the chip registration is included, but shelter and rescue animals do typically have a chip, at least in the past several years. There's even several people on my Nextdoor who have chip systems and scanners because they work with rescues. Dogs (and less so cats) escape all the time. That's probably the #1 post on my neighborhood.
Our humane society includes the chip in the adoption fee.
We do a clinic once a year where people can get rabies shots for free, and pay a nominal fee to get their pets chipped. Plenty of people take advantage of the rabies shot, but few do the chipping. Most people say that since they have an indoor pet, the chip is a waste of money. Until their pet gets out of the house, of course.
Our pets are all chipped and I haven't renewed any of the registrations. The registration gives you extra services like posters or whatever if a pet goes missing, but they maintain the chip even without and it can be updated any time. So even if you don't renew the chip continues to work for you just the same.
I have found three cats over the last several years who made it back to their owners because they were chipped, including one that had been missing for two years and came from 40 minutes away!
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