Elissa's and Ceylon's Mom
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Microchipping question - annual registration necessary?
Not sure if this question goes in Health Issues and Questions but it seemed appropriate...
So, Ceylon got microchipped today. Free microchipping clinic at Petco for only 3 hours today, first come, first serve (which I just found the ad for this morning, half an hour before the clinic started!) and although they had a 'proof of spay/neuter' requirement (which I didn't realize until I got there), when I explained that Cey was a purebred from a reputable breeder, and that I wasn't even sure I wanted to breed him but I did want to show him and in order to show him he had to be intact, they made an exception. So, yay!
But, the brand is Home Again which apparently (which I found out when I began to register him online when I got home) requires an annual registration fee?! I thought that you paid to register your pet once, and then it was done. Then I found the USA Microchip Database, which costs $21 to register your pet (and, they will register a bunch of brands including Home Alone) but says no annual fee. I am assuming that I can just do the USA Microchip Database and be done with it? Does anybody know?
(Never microchipped a pet before... even though it's only $11 to do the annual Home Again registration I am a bit wary of that, what if I forget to register him some year and he gets lost?)
Last edited by heatherk; 12-10-2011 at 07:55 PM.