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Old 05-06-2014, 02:54 PM
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The dogs have Home Again chips. I just received an email from the company saying their annual membership is about to expire and I need to renew it. My question is will the chips still work if I *don't* renew their membership? Like, if they're scanned and their chip info is put into a database, will it still show up with my information on it, or will it just be...blank? Anybody know?
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Old 05-06-2014, 03:04 PM
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Yes, the info will still be there and still be readable.
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Old 05-06-2014, 03:26 PM
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Yes, the info will still be there and still be readable.
Excellent, that's what I needed to know! Thanks!
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We have a different microchip company that doesn't have a membership fee that I'm aware of.

What special perks does the membership come with if the information is still accessible without it?
Just curious.
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Old 05-06-2014, 03:36 PM
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We have a different microchip company that doesn't have a membership fee that I'm aware of.

What special perks does the membership come with if the information is still accessible without it?
Just curious.
I believe with the membership you can update your information, post a profile for your dog, and be part of a lost pet database where they send you alerts for lost pets in your area.

But yeah, it still works if you aren't a member.
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Old 05-06-2014, 04:11 PM
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You can still update your info and post a pic on your dog's profile without the membership. I did it when we moved here.
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Old 05-06-2014, 04:18 PM
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I believe with the membership you can update your information, post a profile for your dog, and be part of a lost pet database where they send you alerts for lost pets in your area.

But yeah, it still works if you aren't a member.
You get close to all of that without paying for the membership. The membership just gives you more support/manpower if your dog does go missing for organizing a search. Your actual microchip will never stop working or be dropped from their database as far as I know. For my own curiosity I had the shelter scan Jubel to check his chip when I picked up my previous foster dog Tony. They had the scanner out to check Tony's chip before I left so I asked to do Jubel too.

I still get little new letter updates from Home Again every few months too. On top of annual membership reminders, never mind that I never did update his membership. I got a one year membership included in his adoption fee. I've logged in a updated his information a few times over the 4 years I've had him, never an issue.
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I have a home again chip in Xena. Never paid a cent beyond the cost of the chip/implanting it. I have access to update the profile, my contact info, her photo and some other basic things. I feel that's sufficient.

The paid membership has other things. From their FAQ:

As an existing HomeAgain client you are entitled to our basic recovery service for life. None of the new services (proactive recovery, emergency service, online health information) will be available to you unless you enroll with the new HomeAgain. There is an annual enrollment fee of $17.99.
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Old 05-06-2014, 04:44 PM
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Ah that makes sense! I never thought of things like health concerns that could be added to the profiles.

Interesting.
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Old 05-06-2014, 05:21 PM
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They also pay up to a certain amount (either $300 or $500 to transport your dog home to you if you, say, lost them out of state or something). But yes, it still works if you don't renew. (I don't)
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