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Old 10-02-2009, 09:32 PM
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I get the chip at cost..so it's about $3. And while at least one of my dogs probably wouldn't let a stranger grab him, if he were hit by a car or caught by animal control, I'd rather be safe than sorry. Our shelter does scan, and I believe everyone in town uses the universal scanner now.

Having seen so many pets reunited with owners, I'm just more comfy having them chipped. Avid doesn't have a yearly fee, so no problems there
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Old 10-02-2009, 10:48 PM
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Holy crap that's expensive! Charlies breeder gave us his chip with all his paperwork, etc. It cost us $7 to take him to the vet and have the tech put it in.

Strider's we got through the low income shot clinic. It was only $23 for the chip and insertion. Then they send you home with the paperwork, and you mail that in yourself for a one time 20-something dollar fee to register it in your name. Otherwise it stays in the vets name. Which is okay too, because the vet has the dog on file with your name and address connected to the chip.
If it was lower cost here, it might be more common. Breeders chip dogs, lot DIY and get them cheap through the CKC.. but if you get a pet from any other source.. chipping becomes stupid expensive. Enough that I think cost is a deterent..
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Old 10-03-2009, 02:52 AM
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Tonight my faith in microchips was reaffirmed. A breeder friend of mine was supposed to go with us to the local arts walk. She called and canceled at the last minute. She had to go and drive several counties away to pick up a dog of her breeding from the humane society there, before it got euthed from lack of space.

How did they find her? Well, the owners took the dog to the pound instead of calling her. The pound scanned for a chip, and she was on the chip. They called her and voila! Her dog is alive today.

Scummy people abandoning him though.
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Old 10-03-2009, 03:09 AM
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Neither of my dogs are chipped. However, anytime I go out I make sure they have id tags on even if it's just out to pee. When they get walked I like to have two collars on them. One to put the leash on and one to keep the tags on. Therefore if they slip out of their collar or it fails, they still have their id on them.

In our are, NO ONE scans for chips. It's not common here at all, the vets don't scan the shelters don't scan. I'd be more inclined to tattoo them. Not to mention I have over a thousand photos of them, from the time both of them were puppies, plus all their shot records past licenses and rabies tags. So I'm pretty sure I could prove ownership.
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Old 10-03-2009, 09:06 AM
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A chip is no guarantee, but it hedges your bet. If cost is an object, try the city dog pounds and local pet stores, they sometimes have low cost chip clinics in my area at least.

Peyton is chipped with Avid and wears a blue Avid dog tag, here's their FAQ.

http://www.avidid.com/faq/index.html
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Old 10-03-2009, 09:58 AM
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Both mine are chipped, and even if it wasn't required by their rescues, they would have had it done. It just seems more logical.
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Old 10-03-2009, 10:40 AM
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I only microchip them if I OFA (for their 'positive ID'). Otherwise, I do not.
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My pug and boston were chipped by the breeder....My APBT we had done at our vets office
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Both dogs and both cats are chipped. I had the boys chipped before we moved, and the dogs have had chips for at least seven years now.

Weighing the risks and benefits... I decided to do it. All were inserted while the animals were awake.
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Old 10-16-2009, 01:35 PM
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mine are chipped, they are required to be for the pet passport!
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