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Microchip your Pet

Microchips as a public service

With AKC Reunite Microchips and a universal microchip scanner, you can engage other animal lovers and provide a helpful service to your community. Contact AKC Reunite at 800-252-7894 or microchip@akcreunite.org for special pricing for Community Events like MICROCHIP CLINICS, HEALTH CLINICS and CHECK THE CHIP EVENTS.

Host a Microchip Clinic

Sponsoring a microchip clinic provides a worthy public service guaranteed to attract local animal lovers to your event. Clinics are also a great fundraiser, open house event and/or public service offering.

With the AKC Reunite, hosting a microchip clinic is both easy and we are committed to providing you with support and turnkey resources to make your microchip clinic a success.

To get more information on organizing a microchipping clinic please call 800-252-7894 or email microchip@akcreunite.org with your phone number and the date(s) of your clinic. AKC Reunite representative will contact you to help get you started.

Helpful hints for hosting a successful microchip clinic

  • Download our helpful checklist
  • Plan early! Be sure to order the microchips at least two weeks prior to event
  • Work with a veterinarian you are familiar with and arrange for them to volunteer their time to implant microchips at your clinic. Veterinarians, in kind, can promote their practice during the clinic.
  • Promote your event with our helpful Press Release and Promotional Flyer templates.
  • Secure staffing to assist the veterinarian, help with paperwork.
  • Have a set time for your clinic (i.e. 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.) to maximize turnout and not waste the volunteers’ time
  • Have a table available to place small animals upon while implanting the microchip
  • If your event will be held outdoors, have an alternate rain date and list this date on all promotional materials
  • Have the right materials
    • Microchips
    • A universal scanner that reads or ALL microchips, like the AKC Reunite Proscan 700
    • AKC Reunite Enrollment Forms
    • AKC Reunite Promotional Materials
    • Spare change and a cash box
  • Please note: If you are holding OFA or CAER clinics and need to read and record the actual microchip numbers already implanted, you need a universal scanner that can read all microchip frequencies, including ISO microchips, like the AKC Reunite ProScan 700.

Health Testing and AKC Reunite microchips

Planning a health clinic? Don’t forget AKC Reunite microchips! Offering microchipping makes health clinics more successful so dogs without microchips can still be tested after they are microchipped on site. Having microchips on hand is also helpful if a microchip cannot be detected for some reason – just make sure BOTH microchips are listed on the testing certificates.

Please note: If you are holding OFA or CAER clinics and need to read and record the actual microchip numbers already implanted, you need a universal scanner that can read all microchip frequencies, including ISO microchips, like the AKC Reunite ProScan 700.

Check-the-Chip Event

Hosting a Check-the-Chip event is a great opportunity to introduce yourself to and educate fellow pet-lovers in your community! Check-the-Chip events are perfect for: Responsible Dog Ownership Day, Charity Dog Walks, Community Outreach Events, Health Clinics and more! And it’s easy to do!

  1. Make sure you have a universal scanner with fresh batteries, AKC Reunite enrollment forms and a tablet or cell phone with internet access.
  2. Set up a scanning booth.
  3. Greet pet owners and offer to scan their pet’s microchip.
  4. Lookup microchip at www.petmicrochiplookup.org.
    • If pet is not microchipped, give the pet owner an AKC Reunite enrollment form and encourage them to microchip their pet.
    • If pet is enrolled, give the microchip number and recovery service contact info to the pet owner.
    • If pet is not enrolled, give the pet owner the microchip number and an AKC Reunite enrollment form.