Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Oakland, CA
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1st hand experience
I can tell you exactly what the microchip does... first and experience. all my dogs (only had dogs for 7 yrs), are microchipped, sorta of a no brainer IMO.
a couple of yrs back my fence was leaning and had sort of a 'v' shaped opening small opening. back then I had a very curious BIG dog (cosmo, 130 lbs) and his breed nature was to ever expand his territory.
anyway I caught him sneaking a peek, and once sneaking thru... scolded him, but the tempation was too great, and one day when I was I work, I got a call at 11:30am from animal control. they had scanned his microchip. he was sitting on a neighbor's back porch (in my neighborhood backyards are back to back)... none of my dogs where their collars while at home, don't want them getting hung up on anything, so it was definitely the microchip that revealed his true home.
when you first mircochip a dog, you have to send in your ER contact info (your name, pet's name, home address, phone number), or they enter right there into the computer database. If your breeder got the pup MC'd then I'm sure she'll know the company. you just call and change the info over the phone. it's important to do that, lots of ppl get their pets MC'd but never registered the chip, so when they scan it, there's no info to be found, and the dog stay in doggie jail.