Once your pet is microchipped the next step is to enroll your pet’s microchip ID on the HomeAgain website. Enrollment adds a description and photo, along with your contact information, in the HomeAgain National Pet Recovery Database. This information is critical to reuniting you immediately with your lost pet once he is found.
Once enrolled, your pet is entitled to all the additional benefits of the HomeAgain annual membership, including:
- Updates to your pet or contact information online or by phone
- 24/7 access to our lost pet hotline
- Rapid Lost Pet Alerts and Lost Pet Posters
- 24/7 access to the Emergency Medical Hotline
- Travel Assistance for Found Pets
- and more
What do I do if I lose my pet?
Contact HomeAgain immediately to report your pet as lost. You can call 1-888-HomeAgain (1-888- 466-3242) or use this website. Once you provide them with information about the loss, they will distribute the lost pet alert throughout their network of veterinary clinics, shelters and pet rescuers. You can also go to their website and create a lost pet poster. As soon as your pet is found, you will be contacted immediately.
Does the chip ever need to be replaced?
No. The HomeAgain microchip lasts for the life of your pet. The chip itself does not have a power source or battery. Instead, when the microchip reader passes over the chip to scan it, the reader provides the chip enough power to transmit the pet’s ID number.
Why is microchipping the best method for pet identification.
Unlike traditional methods of identification, microchipping is a permanent solution that cannot be altered or removed. It is truly a set and forget method that provides lasting peace of mind.
Is the chip safe for my pet’s health?
Our chip has been through extensive testing to determine it is completely safe for your beloved pet. The chip is the same size as a grain of rice and will not degenerate over time or cause any allergic reactions.
Does pet microchipping really work?
Absolutely. HomeAgain has reunited over two million lost pets with their owners to date. A pet is found and reunited with it’s owner every six minutes. Throughout the United States, there is an extensive network of over 70,000 participating veterinary hospitals and shelters.