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by E.Marquez
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Animal Rescue
Topic: Family pets?, Micorchip please
Replies: 53
Views: 2459

Re: Family pets?, Micorchip please

RPBrown wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:46 am
All of ours are chipped and we have never been asked for additional payments. Our pups also have our name and number on their collars.
Thank you for doing that.
Making the call "Are you missing a pet" be it from chip info or number on a tag, is why we do what we do.
by E.Marquez
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Animal Rescue
Topic: Family pets?, Micorchip please
Replies: 53
Views: 2459

Re: Family pets?, Micorchip please

LDP wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:24 pm
Every single time we found a loose dog and too it to a local vet, they said "the registration came back old and outdated".

We rely on a good collar with our dog's name and our contact information.
Very good point..and one I spend countless hours and hundreds of dollars getting past...outdated pet profile contact info.

PLEASE update your pets profile, we suggest once a year, timed with vet visits...Log on to your pets profile, this insures you have the correct lo in info when its not an emergency, and it allows you to update a pet picture, check the profile info to make sure its up to date ,,and very importantly,it changes the date you were last there.. WE use that date to help confirm there is someone to find.
At that same time (vet visit) ask them to scan the pet for their chip.. you want to confirm it not only is present and working but location as they can migrate.
If the pet is lost please add last known location of the chip to your flyers and Vet/shelter notifications. Id love to say all in the rescue / vet / shelter activities do a through scan when a lost pet is found..but reality is many dont, or use a basic scanner that does not read encrypted chips like those from Avid and AKC. So telling the potential finders the pups chip is located over the base of its tail and its an encrypted type may ensure they lost pet found is scanned in a way your pets chip will be found.
by E.Marquez
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Animal Rescue
Topic: Family pets?, Micorchip please
Replies: 53
Views: 2459

Re: Family pets?, Micorchip please

03Lightningrocks wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:35 pm
LDP wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:24 pm
Let's not forget that while the implantation of the chip is not really that expensive (and sometimes vets do it for free as part of some promotional events), it's the registration database fees that surprise most people. If you don't pay a registration fee, your dog is not inserted into the DB. And if you don't pay their annual ransom, your dog is erased from the DB.
Every single time we found a loose dog and too it to a local vet, they said "the registration came back old and outdated".

We rely on a good collar with our dog's name and our contact information.
Are you sure about this? I only registered my dog when he first got chipped. I don't remember them saying I had to pay each year. I suppose I better check on it. Thanks for the heads up.
It depends on the chip company.
MOST only charge annually for their "Premium " services. Basic registration is for life. Now some do require you to be a current "premium" member to change the pets profile 24pet watch is one of those.....and all of them send you a reminder annually that your pets "Premium " account status has ended , please pay us more to continue, but that is just marketing to get you to sign up for the extras.
03Lightningrocks wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:35 pm
I suppose I better check on it. Thanks for the heads up.

Happy to help, give me the chip company or just the chip number and I'll tell you what their policies are...If I dont have it in the file I'll find out to add it, and tell you
by E.Marquez
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Animal Rescue
Topic: Family pets?, Micorchip please
Replies: 53
Views: 2459

Re: chip replacment

flechero wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:25 am
One of my dog's chips has migrated to her leg and is sensitive/painful to her. I'm going to have it removed. I'm thinking they will not reuse it just due to age and 6 years worth of banging around. So its as if I was starting over- are both Home again and Smart tag one time fees only? Is one better than the other if I have the choice?

Thanks!
Yes Smart Tag (what we use ) and Home Again are one time fee, plus what ever the chipper charges...We do it for free so what we pay for the chip is what we ask for.

There are chips out there that by marketing at least, less effective in prevention of migration.. IOW do not have anti migration technology as part of their chip manufacture.

There is also how/where the chip was implanted and the dogs activity after implanting.
I'll skip how and where, but after is key as well. Fur kid, cat , ferret or dog should be kept calm the first 24 hours after chipping. Allowing the tissue to start its processing of attaching to the chip.
by E.Marquez
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Animal Rescue
Topic: Family pets?, Micorchip please
Replies: 53
Views: 2459

Re: Family pets?, Micorchip please

Yesterday, called to scan tow pets found running at large (many of the local police and others call me before they will call Animal Control).
Older pup 1 had a chip, younger pup 2 did not, neither had collars.
Ran the chip number, owner contacted, both dogs were his, he came over and picked them up..Scan to reunification about 15 min. He did not even know they were out he was still at work.. Without a chip, no telling if they would have gotten home at all. There were several miles away from home and many pet parents do not look that far away from home. Both of these pups had collars on them when the owner left the house for the day.. One was found on the property, having been chewed off. The puppy's collar was not found. Collars come off, get chewed off...Chips work

We chipped the puppy on the spot and both now have the best lost and found protection they could have. :tiphat:
by E.Marquez
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Animal Rescue
Topic: Family pets?, Micorchip please
Replies: 53
Views: 2459

Re: Family pets?, Micorchip please

LDP wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:42 pm

Frankly, I am not 100% I have the most up-to-date information. It is a few years old and things might have changed for the better since.
Please let me know what you find out, I am too busy (and too lazy) today to look into it.
If you message me the microchip number I’d be more than happy to tell you which company supplied it where it’s registered and what if any the fees are for different needs

If you don’t know the microchip number you can have the pet scan any vet many pet stores or groomers asked him to write the chip number down and again shoot it to me in a message and I’ll tell you everything about the chip to include weather information is up-to-date
by E.Marquez
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Animal Rescue
Topic: Family pets?, Micorchip please
Replies: 53
Views: 2459

Re: Family pets?, Micorchip please

LDP wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:24 pm
Let's not forget that while the implantation of the chip is not really that expensive (and sometimes vets do it for free as part of some promotional events), it's the registration database fees
Only one of the microchip registration sites charge additional fees annually, and I dont know of any group, rescue, or vet clinic that uses their chips... a few chip registration sites charge an annual fee if you need to change information, so move, change phone number, ect and your last annual membership has expired you'd have to pay it again to make changes. All of the most commonly used chip registration company like Home Again or Smart Tag which is what we use, there are never any additional fees. Just the one time upfront, plus whatever the microchip implanter charges. For our group, that would be just $10 or $12 if a min chip is needed, not a penny more, lifetime registration, free update, s no charge to transfer pet ownership if it comes to that.
A little bit of due diligence and a pet owner can find out what the company will charge them down the road, but like I said most of them it’s nothing to keep the file in the database.

All of that said there is a little mark bit of marketing trickery, most all of the chip registration companies do. They will send you an email once or twice a year with something like "Your premium account" or words to that effect has expired renew HERE.

That has nothing to do with the basic chip registration profile it’s for the extras, free ID tags, free dog collar, pet insurance etc. etc. I wish they didn’t do it but I have to admit they’re in a business to make money and that’s one of the ways they make money
by E.Marquez
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Animal Rescue
Topic: Family pets?, Micorchip please
Replies: 53
Views: 2459

Re: Family pets?, Micorchip please

WildBill wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:10 am
Erik - I just wanted to thank you and your wife for providing the low cost micro chipping service. :tiphat:
Thank you :tiphat:

We do it, because, we would want someone to do it for us.

I was hooked, from the very first time I scanned a lost pup, found a chip, called the registration company got owner contact info and called the owner to say.."Are you missing a dog? Yes? OK she is safe, with me and the finder, lets get her home"

I drive a diesel eating truck thousands of miles a year just doing chipping and scanning, more thousands doing transports. We spent $1600 on two scanners, fronted $1000 for chips we sell at cost, spent countless hours on a computer and phone hunting down pet owners, pay for search services, DMV checks so I can find folks. Sat for hours in the sun to gain a lost pups trust so we could rescue, crossed busy roads and highways so I can scan a deceased animal , hoping it has a chip, updated ed info, dreading making the call to an owner...knowing Id want that call over not knowing..

And its worth it every time I get to make that call again. Chips work...

Of note MANY places that implant microchips, Vets, rescues Animal control facilities and others DO NOT REGISTER THE CHIP FOR YOU... Likely they told you that but you did not understand, did not hear, or did but just ready to pay the bill and be home.

We get hundreds of chip scans a year where we find a chip, but it was never registered. PLEASE make sure your chip has been registered and the contact info is updated. Many times I can still find an owner, nut know, registration company, vets, shelters will not make that effort. They will call the phone number listed and if it is out of date, that is it, or at best they will send a letter to the resisted address.
Your fur kids ability to get home rests on a chip properly implanted, the pet parent doing the proper thing after implantation, from keeping the pet calm for 24 hours after chipping, to having the chip checked yearly all the way to accurate and complete contact info on the pet registered profile.


That is passion and concern coming though, please..Not lecture.

Thanks
by E.Marquez
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Animal Rescue
Topic: Family pets?, Micorchip please
Replies: 53
Views: 2459

Re: Family pets?, Micorchip please

Charles L. Cotton wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:41 am
WildBill wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:10 am
I just wanted to thank you and your wife for providing the low cost micro chipping service. :tiphat:
:iagree: Thanks! I can't recall the percentage, but must lost dogs that don't have an ID collar or chip don't make it back home. Also, some registrars have life registrations available. I think I paid around $65 for a lifetime registration.

Chas.
All registers I know of currently register for life of the dog/chip.

The difference are if they charge for pet profile update or transfer. The company we use ID tag, does not..Its a one time fee, and you can update or transfer to new owner for free, for life.

Some like 24 Petwatch.. your enrollment fee at time of implantation, gets you registered and a member account opened. You can update or transfer your account to new owner for one year, after one year the registered profile is frozen in time... the data is there for folks like me to find and use..but it is what ever it was last update..
If 4 years down the road you get a new phone and address, you will have to pay for another year of "membership" then you can update the pets profile.

If anyone has any questions on their pets chip number, company registered through contact for those company please fell free to reach out.
I deal with this stuff most every day.
by E.Marquez
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Animal Rescue
Topic: Family pets?, Micorchip please
Replies: 53
Views: 2459

Re: Family pets?, Micorchip please

WTR wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:25 pm
E.Marquez wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:37 am
WTR wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:23 am
It is mandatory to chip your pets here. Some Vets were charging over $100.00 to chip here. When the city did a discounted chip weekend it was $35.00. I live in the countrys so I said the heck with it. However, a feed store is now offering chipping for $10.00.
What city is that please.
Even if in the country and not required I cant recommend enough, please have the pup chipped.
I was talking about El Paso. As a side note, I just called my Vet in Las Cruces NM( whom I have spent thousands of dollars with) and they gave me a “ special” price of $55.00. Well, I live in the country and have 7 cats and three dog ( one chipped from rescue facility) so chipping them all isn’t going to happen.
Shoot me a message at We.chip.pets@gmail.com If your willing an able to do the injection your self after some easy training...I think I have a solution...

Erik
by E.Marquez
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Animal Rescue
Topic: Family pets?, Micorchip please
Replies: 53
Views: 2459

Re: Family pets?, Micorchip please

03Lightningrocks wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:36 pm
I had my dog chipped back when I first rescued him from animal control five years ago or so. I never thought of checking it but do the chips ever "go bad", quit working or fall out?
Yes but the number of failed or rejected chips is so small, its a statistic anomaly at best..... Of course we had just that. I family fur kid I know was chipped correctly, as we did it.. That chip reported as it should almost daily as I chip check our pups when I leave the house to check our two scanners.
One morning, Mr Vegas's chip did not scan.......had my wife use her scanner to double check....sure enough no chip was found.
Mr Vegas and Miss Reba are young active pups, they roughhouse all day..very roughly. Its possible the chip was damaged though not likely as the broken bits of bio glass capsule and electronics inside would likely have caused an abscess. So more likely it was rejected and came out, like a cactus thorn might on your hand after a few days. This too is unlikely as it was in place for many months, if the body was going to reject it...should have happen soon after implant, also we never noticed an open wound, blood, licking, ect.. So that leaves chip failure. Between my wife and I alone we have chipped almost 1,000 pets in the last 2 years....this is the only chip that failed.
by E.Marquez
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Animal Rescue
Topic: Family pets?, Micorchip please
Replies: 53
Views: 2459

Re: Family pets?, Micorchip please

The Annoyed Man wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:30 am
We have both of ours chipped, and a collar with the dog's name and my cellphone number printed on it.
Well ya, thats because you is smart... :tiphat:
by E.Marquez
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Animal Rescue
Topic: Family pets?, Micorchip please
Replies: 53
Views: 2459

Re: Family pets?, Micorchip please

Lena wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:59 am
All my girls are lip tattooed and chipped here , no other way also collar with return info on all.
Thank you for making sure your pups have the best opportunity to make it home.
Many times it is the most die-hard fur parents that are the ones that think it cant happen to them. Then the power company guy inspecting the meter or power pole leaves the gate unlatched, that old tree in the side hard falls over and leave a hole in the fence while your at work.
I have 2 or more pups with me most every time I leave the house. It is rare indeed that the tow old girls, or the two young kids, a foster dog, or grand pup is not with me year round in the truck....What if I had a minor traffic accident, knocked out or just unaware, LEO or medics open door and out go es a scared and confused pup...

Having done lost and found ID, tracking, rescue and rerun for a few years now most every day, some times several times a day..The ways and reasons pups get out or lost is truly staggering. It can happen to the best of pet parents.
by E.Marquez
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Animal Rescue
Topic: Family pets?, Micorchip please
Replies: 53
Views: 2459

Re: Family pets?, Micorchip please

WTR wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:23 am
It is mandatory to chip your pets here. Some Vets were charging over $100.00 to chip here. When the city did a discounted chip weekend it was $35.00. I live in the countrys so I said the heck with it. However, a feed store is now offering chipping for $10.00.
What city is that please.
Even if in the country and not required I cant recommend enough, please have the pup chipped.
by E.Marquez
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Animal Rescue
Topic: Family pets?, Micorchip please
Replies: 53
Views: 2459

Re: Family pets?, Micorchip please

Did a lost and found pet scan yesterday, dog had a chip, registered owner was contacted, dog has been gone for more then 3 years. Returned to their custody this morning CHIPS WORK.

We have a better than 98% return rate for pets chipped and having updated contact info.

Please have your pets chipped. Please use a reputably chip supplier In order of my preference in order ID Tag, Home Again, AKC Reunite.

If your lucky enough to be in McLennan County or a counties that touch it I have contacts for low cost chipping though one of the groups I chip for.
If your in the Bell County, most of Coryell County and most of Lampasas County, my wife or I can take care of you and fluffy personally.

Chips once implanted in a 99% of the time drama and pain free less then 1 second injection are registered for you. The cost is just $10 for a standard size chip, $12 for a mini chip used on cats, small breed dogs and other like sized companion animals. This is a LIFE TIME registration, the company we use ID Tag does not charge for updates, owner transfers, ect. It is a life time deal for the low one time cost.

If you have a pet that is chipped and do not know the number, the company its registered though, the log in info...and need assistance, shoot me a PM here or an email at we.chip.pets@gmail.com

Please update your pets microchip profile at least once a year, a good way to remember to do that is tie it to vet or groomer visits. Even if there is nothing to change, visit the profile and close it.

Consider making a contact in your phone for each pet.. Pets recent picture, the chip number, the company the chip is registered with and their contact info, the pet profile log in name and password. If your pet is ever lost while your away from the house and you vet records, you would have the info needed to immediately report your lost pet to the chip registration company local vets and animal control offices, share on social medial, HOA's ect.

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