Awesome Product-we found our Dog after 8 years
After my father died in 2005, we took Sadie into our home. Then crisis hit and we were unable to keep her. We trusted a local resue center to care for her and find a caring home for her. I called every year to ask how she was but never received a return call.
Now 8 years later we received a call stating Sadie was found running along a busy blvd. We came to rescue her from the shelter and discovered she is in poor condition.
We are cuurently caring for her to make her as comfortable as she can be for a 17 year old dog.
I am so grateful for this product. Without it we would never have been reunited with our wonderful Sadie.
Good service, but ... DO NOT GIVE THEM YOUR CREDIT CARD
The microchipping is a great service and in my opinion, every pet owner should seriously consider chipping their pet.
However, Homeagain runs a very deceptive business that implies that you must pay a yearly fee to keep your pet protected.
DO NOT GIVE THEM YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER. Pay by a check to register your chip the first time, and you never need to pay a cent again.
Their sales people and their website imply that you need to pay a yearly fee. However, this yearly fee is to cover other services and not the registration of your dog.
Go to their FAQ and look for "If pet owners decide not to renew their annual membership, will their pets' microchip ID codes and information still remain in the HomeAgain database?".
The answer is that your pet is still registered, and you can still log in to their website and change your address if you move.
By not paying the annual fee, you just miss out on "proactive outreach to local PetRescuer volunteers, medical insurance for lost pets, travel assistance for found pets, the 24/7 medical hotline, etc.".
These extra services are not worth the money in my opinion.
If you do give them your credit card, they will try to charge your credit card an annual fee and you will be forced to call them up and cancel it and fight the charges on your credit card.
I would give the service 5 stars for protecting your pet, but I get so annoyed by deceptive marketing that I knocked the review down to a single star.
I have used HomeAgain microchips for almost ten years. I have tried the AKC microchips and I prefer the HomeAgain. They are easy to insert and I like the individual syringe and packing system.