Micro-Chip Program

Avid Micro-Chipping

Micro-chipping your pet is a quick and painless process for both you and your pet. The charge of $25 covers the microchip and having the chip put in. (This is normally a $35-$45 charge at your vet’s office).

What is the AVID® FriendChip™?

It’s a technological miracle!

Developed by a veterinarian, the AVID® FriendChip™ is the professional way to identify your pet and it’s proven safe and effective. A tiny microchip that contains a personal, one-of-a-kind identification number distinguishes your pet as a special member of your family.

The FriendChip™ is so tiny that it fits through a hypodermic needle. just like a vaccination, it’s injected under the skin of your pet where it remains safely for life. This inexpensive procedure can be done anytime and, best of all, protect virtually any pet you love…dogs, cats, horses, birds, reptiles, exotics, even fish! Everywhere your pet goes, the FriendChip™ is there. Real protection that can’t fade or fall off.

How the AVID® System works

Every two seconds a family pet is lost.

Tragically, most never make it back home because their owners didn’t identify them. identifying your pet is vital. With AVID®, your pet can’t leave home without his identification. If your lost pet is found by a participating shelter, they’ll check him for a microchip with a special scanner.

When the shelter finds the chip number, they call AVID’s 24 hour hotline at 800-336-2843. After a quick search of the PETtrac™** database, you, your veterinarian, or your alternate is contacted, and your pet comes home! Scanners are provided free of charge to any shelter that requests one.

Over 50,000 scanners have already been distributed and lost pets are being found every day. the dedication and commitment of shelter personnel makes the system work. They are directly responsible for the recovery of thousands of lost pets. These shelter professionals are truly heroes.What is PETtrac™**?

It’s the best way to reunite lost pets with their families.

PETtrac™ is the global recovery network that has saved thousands of pets. It’s sophisticated computerized Database maintains the information you provide to recover your pet. Best of all, this information will always be available because the Database is backed by Veterinary Medical Associations across the United States. Once your pet is identified with the AVID® FriendChip™, he benefits from PETtrac’s™ safety-net of protection for the rest of his life.

By enrolling in PETtrac™, you distinguish your pet as a special member of your family.

**Enrollment in PETtrac™ is not included in the $25 paid for the microchip and having the chip installed. The current charge at the PETtrac™ registry is $18.50. PETtrac™ registry paperwork will be provided with your micro-chipped puppy. It is the responsibility of the Buyer to complete the PETtrac™ registry process.