The Essential Microchip
Our OwyheeStar puppies are microchipped before they leave for their new forever home. We use the unparallelled AKC Reunite Microchip. It is; however, essential to register the microchip — to ensure you are listed as the Weimaraner’s owner.
We all know who really owns whom. Nevertheless, should Weimar become separated or misplaced, that number will reunite you more quickly. It is scary as unthinkable to find yourself wondering where they are and if you will get them back. Be sure you have registered the microchip with AKC Reunite –it is not enough to have it on file with your Veterinary office.
Dear OwyheeStar Client–we hope you registered your pup’s AKC Reunite Microchip. And a little something to sweeten the post…..
It is National Pet ID Week
April 15-21, 2018
We embrace the microchip concept for our OwyheeStar puppies. Every pup leaves with the AKC Reunite Microchip implanted. All our puppy family must do is to register their chip (pay a small lifetime fee) with AKC Reunite. Honestly, if you don’t register the microchip is probably not going to do much good.
Let’s not forget the 4th of July and the hoopla associated with it fills shelters to the brim. These hardworking folks do their best to get every pup back to their family; however, it is an arduous process. This one step does more than anything to get your pup back to and along with the ID collar increases your odds of return astronomically.
Did you register the microchip? We sincerely hope you did. Here is more information from AKC Reunite. Our experience has been positive–they are accommodating.
If a neighbor finds your dog, a pet ID tag is the fastest and most efficient way to be reunited with your pet. However, ID tags can fade or fall off, or your pet’s collar can be removed. This is when an enrolled microchip with up-to-date contact information links you and your pet to help ensure you are reunited with your lost or stolen pet.
Save $2 on replacement collar tags and dog collars with coupon code Tag2 through April 21, 2018.
Don’t Forget To Update
Are you moving across town or the country? If you have moved or are moving one thing that is often forgotten is to update the Microchip Registry. Better yet, before you move make sure your contact information is up to date. What if the unforeseen happened during the relocation? Moving is demanding. All the packing and logistics of the relocation takes a concerted effort on your part. We understand how easy it would be to forget this little detail. AKC Reunite has you covered–Click Here to get to the Website.
Did You Forget Altogether?
When you took home the OwyheeStar puppy, it was microchipped. Our records indicate a percentage of you didn’t register with AKC Reunite. The fee is a one-time thing. That is your only cost for the microchip. We have you covered. Inside your portfolio, there were three papers all containing the microchip number.
- The OwyheeStar Health Record
- The AKC Reunite Portfolio
- The Veterinary Report
All three of these records can be found in the front flap slot of your puppy record folder. We talk a lot of people who feel displaced during the holiday season. Pets can also be left out of the mix and the Weimaraner, in particular, could suffer from anxiety. Separation anxiety often surfaces during a time of change or when the Weimar is left behind.
Make Sure You Got This Covered!
Yesterday, was National Pet Day. I should have posted this then, but it is better late than never. The Importance of registering your microchip cannot be overstated. Halloween saw a Boise man’s dog end up at the shelter. He struggled to get his dog home. Click here to read his story. It ended well, but we want to remind all our clients to get their microchip registered.
Today Trigger is an integral part of his family’s life. He goes on most vacations and spends a lot of time hanging out. There are walks with Mom too!
Your Beloved Weimaraner Went Missing?
Would You Get Them Back?
Dear OwyheeStar Client,
Question–Did you register your pet’s AKC Reunite Microchip with AKC?
Almost two years ago we upgraded to this fabulous program called AKC Reunite. Anytime after spring 2014, your OwyheeStar Weimaraner Puppy came home with the AKC Reunite Microchip installed There was also paperwork in your packet to help you register that microchip. If you have not registered the AKC Reunite Microchip with the AKC Reunite Organization we urge you to do so.
Cliff is aware of the number of chips registered, but not to whom they were registered. If you have lost your paperwork just have your Vet office scan for the microchip and use the number to get them registered. Having them associated with the AKC Reunite Program might pay off in ways you never dream. Please read on about Trigger’s recent experience.
Trigger Went Missing
Thank you, thank you thank you for microchipping your pups before they leave your home. Our Trigger is now safe at home. Our daughter accidently left.our gate open and we couldn’t find him. So relieved to get a text saying our pet has been found. What a blessing. I don’t know what we would’ve done. We all cried when we picked him up. They think a female is in heat and that’s why he took off. Time to invest in an invisible fence since the vet suggested waiting to neuter him till he’s a year old. Whew. Crisis averted thanks to Owyheestar!
Do You Want to Know More?
I registered him with the AKC reunite with the paperwork you sent home with him. The humane society scanned him and my info came up. He wasn’t in their database, but he is now so if it happens again, they will have him.
The AKC reunite is who sent me a notification that he was found and gave me a number to call. The humane society also called me. So I had two different people helping him get home. Yes! Please use our story on the blog so it will help others. ~ Natalie
Here is the notification…
Celebrate and Protect Your Weimar–Get Them Listed with AKC Reunite Please!
Hello Cliff and Shela…
We want to write to say hello, and to say we hope is going well with you. Gracie is doing well; however, some things just take time…even dog training! We are working with Gracie (11 weeks old today) and she loves to do a perfect sit as long as the dog food “treat” is coming her way. Working on following Cliff’s advice on not giving to many treats. She is also learning “place” – her Minky lined dog bed.
We just received our AKC Reunite tag for Gracie and now her micro-chip is tagged to our personal information and phone number. She is a darling girl and is especially sweet and loving.
Best to you, Nancy and Tony
Breeder’s Note: We recently changed our microchip system. We now use the AKC Reunite Microchip (from the American Kennel Club). If you brought home a spring 2014 OwyheeStar Weimaraner, they will have the new microchip. This must be registered with AKC. Recording it at your veterinary’s office is not enough. Inside the puppy packet (in the front flap’s slit) you will find the information, along with the health record. Should your puppy ever come up missing (God forbid), or should you need to prove the pup belonged to you, the best proof is the microchip. Please register your microchip with AKC–its important!
Thank you Tony and Nancy for getting Gracie’s microchip recorded with the American Kennel Club (AKC).