Q: Can the HomeAgain chips be used for animals other than dogs and cats?
HomeAgain says that they always keep your information in their data base whether or not you pay an annual subscription fee; however I was curious if I don’t pay the annual fee will my dog’s microchip be of any use?
I want to find out how to transfer the dog's microchip registration to the director of the rescue. I can't find that info on the Home Again webpage's site map. Anyone deal with this situation before and have some advice?
AVID, HomeAgain, or ResQ microchip? - Dog Health Forum - Dogster
HomeAgain National Pet Recovery Database
HomeAgain microchipped pets are empowered to use a host of microchip enabled products. The microchip pet feeders will only open for the right pet, keeping cats, dogs and even children out of your pet's food. The microchip pet doors will stop unwanted animals entering your home and give your pet their own door key.In 1996, Schering-Plough Animal Health, marketer of the HomeAgain microchip identification system, announced distribution of a universal scanner by Destron-Fearing* that can read all microchips and removed a major obstacle to widespread acceptance of pet identification with the new technology. Until then, no one scanner could read the chips of all the US manufacturers, a situation that impeded efforts to involve shelters in a national effort to return stray dogs to their owners through a chip program. The new scanners were given to thousands of shelters throughout the country so that quick and easy identification of those dogs with microchips could be achieved. HomeAgain covers flights of up to $500 for dogs or cats found more than 500 miles from home—another example of why HomeAgain is the most comprehensive pet recovery service in the industry. We use Home Again for the foster dogs, and register the chips to the rescue, so if one of our former or current fosters goes missing we can take advantage of the service. It did help to find a foster who had run off about a month ago.As a double protection for dogs chipped with HomeAgain, veterinarians who install the chips have scanners. Thus a found pet can be taken to a veterinary clinic for scanning and may never make the trip to a shelter.I fail to see how registering the dog with Home Again in the new owner's name would mean that if someone finds the dog they can keep it???? If someone finds the dog they will now contact the rightful owner of it. If I bought a dog I would certainly want the microchip registered in MY name, not the breeders name, since I now own the dog and it lives with me. However, I use Avid chips because they are registered automatically in the chip buyer's name and also individually in the new owner's name. To me, that dog now has TWO chances of making it home instead of just one since addresses change and people don't always remember to make the change with the chip registries. I moved and forgot to change my address with Avid, but when I re-ordered chips they noticed the address change and went ahead and changed it on all the dogs I had registered with them before.