Microchipping has changed the way we find lost pets. Virtually all animal shelters and veterinarians have readers that can scan an animal to see if it is microchipped. The owners of that lost pet can now be easily found on a national database. At the Long Beach Animal Hospital we use HomeAgain as the exclusive provider of microchips due to their superior product and service. They recover 10,000 lost pets each month.
Dog and cat microchipping is a simple procedure. We inject a microchip, about the size of a grain of rice (12mm), beneath the surface of your pets skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to a routine shot, takes only a few seconds, and your pet will not react any more than he/she would to a vaccination. No anesthetic is required.
This radiograph shows the chip. It is the bright white linear object towards the top and in between the shoulder blades.
A HomeAgain microchip is permanent pet ID. The microchip itself has no internal energy source, so it will last the life of your pet. It is read by passing a microchip scanner over the pets shoulder blades. The scanner emits a low radio frequency that provides the power necessary to transmit the microchips unique cat or dog ID code and positively identify the pet.
HomeAgain is the only dog & cat microchipping product on the market today that has the Bio-Bond patented anti-migration feature to help ensure that the microchip will stay in place so that it may be easily located and scanned. If your pet gets lost and is taken to an animal shelter or veterinarian, they will scan the microchip to read its unique dog or cat ID code. This is the number used by HomeAgain to identify the pet and retrieve your contact information, which is used to contact you and reunite you with your pet.
HomeAgain National Pet Recovery Database
HomeAgain microchips are designed to last your pet’s entire lifetime and they link to a permanent listing in our national lost pet database. This means anytime/anywhere pet recovery service—no matter how far your lost pet has travelled
Lost Pet Specialists
The HomeAgain call center is staffed with Lost Pet Specialists trained to help pet owners cope with the stress of losing a pet. Trained professionals are available 24/7 to send out Lost Pet Alerts and personally guide you through the emotional process of finding your lost pet.
Rapid Lost Pet Alerts
When your pet goes missing, the HomeAgain lost pet network is on the lookout for your missing family member. We send out rapid Lost Pet Alerts to members of our Pet Recovery Network within a 25-mile radius from where your pet went missing.
24/7 Emergency Medical Hotline
HomeAgain is committed to protecting your pet with 24 hour pet emergency services. Call our ASPCA veterinarian-staffed pet emergency hotline for help anytime a medical emergency strikes!
Travel Assistance For Found Pets
HomeAgain knows just how far lost pets can travel. Our pet transport services will cover up to $500 to fly your found dog or cat home when he’s discovered over 500 miles away from home