DVGRR offers canine ID service

By on October 14, 2015

Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue officials announced they have begun using state-of-the-art microchips to help identify their program dogs should they become lost.

Microchips serve as a dog’s permanent ID, and DVGRR is now using the HomeAgain® chip by Merck Animal Health.

These chips are the size of a grain of rice and injected under the dog’s skin between the shoulder blades. They are permanent and will never become unreadable.

One of the benefits of the HomeAgain chip is that they can be read by any microchip reader. Additionally, the chips contain a patented anti-migration feature, so they will stay in place. As a typical standard operating practice, shelters and veterinarians scan for a chip when a lost dog is brought in.

“We’ve been microchipping for years, but recently switched products. In addition to the new chip technology, HomeAgain also maintains a 24/7 call center for lost pets and sends alerts across its large network,” explained Robin Adams, DVGRR executive director and co-founder.

“One of the other great benefits is their 24/7 Emergency Medical hotline. Our adopters gain the benefit of the first year of subscription to this service as part of their adoption from DVGRR.”

The emergency hotline provides telephone assistance by licensed ASPCA veterinarians for medical emergencies.

Additionally, HomeAgain membership will cover up to $500 to return a pet that has traveled more than 500 miles away. After the first year (covered by DVGRR), annual HomeAgain subscriptions cost $17.99.

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