MICROCHIPPING YOUR PET
AKC Companion Animal Recovery Program
Microchipping can protect your puppy if he or she
is lost or stolen.
A microchip looks like a grain of uncooked rice. It is implanted through a needle under the skin between the shoulder blades.
Because each microchip has its own identifying code, this unique code serves as a permanent method of identifying your pet.
A hand-held scanner displays the microchip's code. Many veterinarians, animal control officers, and animal rescue organizations
now have these scanners to help owners recover their lost or stolen pets.
The AKC is actively involved in helping to recover stolen
pets. They are strong proponents of identifying your pet permanently with a tatoo or microchip implant. After your puppy goes
home, you can register him or her with the AKC's Companion Animal Recovery registry for a small one-time fee. The AKC
boasts a 100% success rate in returning micro chipped dogs to their owners. For more information, you can call the AKC at
1-800-252-7894 or visit the AKC Website by clicking on the link below.