HomeAgain is committed to helping animal shelters save the lives of lost pets, and our valuable shelter program can help you place more shelter pets into forever homes.
You've scanned a pet for a microchip, and discovered the microchip ID code—where do you go next to try and identify the pet owner? That's easy, you go to www.petmicrochiplookup.org. There you will find the AAHA Universal Pet Microchip Lookup tool—an Internet-based resource that checks participating pet recovery services' registries for a specific microchip ID to determine which registry should be contacted.
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), working in conjunction with HomeAgain and other pet recovery services, developed the Universal Pet Microchip Lookup tool to simplify and expedite the identification of lost pets and to make it easier to contact the correct registry. This is important because it saves time and minimizes unnecessary phone calls while trying to return a lost pet to its owner.
How does it work?
When a microchip ID code is entered into the tool, a list of pet recovery companies with which the microchip was registered appears in chronological order, with the most recently updated entry listed first, along with contact information for the registries.
If the microchip has not been registered with a pet recovery service, the microchip's manufacturer or distributor will be listed.
HomeAgain is proud to have played a pivotal role in the development of this lifesaving tool and we invite you to visit it now.
Click on the link below to see the site for yourself, and be sure to bookmark the URL as one of your "favorites" for easy reference in the future.
HomeAgain shelters are eligible to receive Shelter Buddy shelter management software, plus staff training, for free!*
Shelter Buddy software is the premier shelter management application and database solution used by animal shelters throughout the world. The robust, easy-to-use, web-based system is an essential tool for building a more efficient shelter.
HomeAgain is now offering FREE Shelter Buddy software and staff training to all shelters who agree to microchip and automatically enroll all adopted dogs and cats with HomeAgain.*
To take advantage of this valuable software and staff training offer, call 1-888-466-3242 today or contact your HomeAgain representative.
Chip FurKeeps is a collaborative effort between Petfinder and HomeAgain geared at keeping adopted pets in their forever homes. Because microchipping and registration is an important part of keeping pets safe at home with their families, Petfinder offers a low-cost microchipping solution to its members through this partnership.
*This offer is not open to current Shelter Buddy accounts. Additional charge may apply if annual adoptions are less than 1,000, or prior year intakes greater than 10,000.
Not a HomeAgain customer?
Call 1-888-HomeAgain (1-888-466-3242)