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Any real difference between AVID and HomeAgain?

Postby bahamutt99 » Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:12 am

Okay, I'm still not having any luck finding somewhere to get AVID chips for the two puppies. I haven't called the animal shelter yet, admittedly, but its on my to-do list. That said, there is a local clinic giving HomeAgain chips for $20, which is dirt cheap here. Its on special, so if I'm going to go for the HA chip, I'm going to want to make up my mind quickly.

I admit a personal preference for AVID because its all I've used thus far. Can someone tell me what the differences are between the two chips? I've worked out that HomeAgain's registration fee is higher (twenty-something versus $12 for AVID, I think). And I've heard that HA charges a yearly fee, but someone said that the fee is for extras, not for simply maintaining your info in the database.

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Postby sw_df27 » Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:44 am

HA does charge a annual Fee it's like $15 That's what all the vets around me use so I really had no choice and if you can get one for $20 I would do it.

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Postby pblove » Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:56 am

I have Home Again in Paige ,paid a one time registration fee of $15.00 and that was it, no yearly fee here in Md anyway?
I went with Home AGain because that is what all the shelters use in this area.

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Postby akaspaddero » Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:20 am

They recently instituted the yearly fee (dog gets and extended package of things) . If your dog was chipped prior, they are grandfathered in with no additional yearly fee.

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Postby pblove » Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:36 am

akaspaddero wrote:They recently instituted the yearly fee (dog gets and extended package of things) . If your dog was chipped prior, they are grandfathered in with no additional yearly fee.

ohh, o.k. I was gettign worried that maybe she wasn't registered since I have not paid a yearly fee. everytime I go to an event and see a Home Again scanner, I do get her scanned to make sure all is well, so far so good.

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Postby bahamutt99 » Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:55 pm

Forget it; I pay enough fees. For $50 (average price here) for a microchip, and $25 or whatever it is to register, they really have no business asking for more, IMO. I'll just keep hunting for an AVID chipper.

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Postby jazminesgranny » Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:06 pm

I think Jazmine has AVID, the local humane society chipped her for free because she's a pit... They did it when she got spayed.. Their website doesnt have a list of participating vets?

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Postby bahamutt99 » Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:11 pm

No, unfortunately they don't. I emailed them, but haven't heard back yet.

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Postby pblove » Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:52 pm

Lindsy have you checked Petsmart?
I thought that was the company they used?

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Postby bahamutt99 » Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:02 pm

Haven't checked Petsmart. I didn't even know they offered chips.

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Postby *leenie* » Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:16 pm

bahamutt99 wrote:Haven't checked Petsmart. I didn't even know they offered chips.


Petsmart doesn't offer chips. It's the banfield inside petsmart.

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Postby innocence621 » Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:37 pm

Would you be willing to microchip them yourself? Cuz you can buy the chip and needle and do it. It's easy, just a biigg needle. Let me know and I'll give you the site.

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Postby littleCloClo » Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:28 pm

Innocence, I would be interested in chipping myself...

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Postby innocence621 » Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:36 pm

littleCloClo wrote:Innocence, I would be interested in chipping myself...


Here's the site: http://www.countrysidepet.com/index.asp ... tegory=118 it would run about $30 for the chip and enrollment, plus shipping. If you get more people to go in, it gets cheaper since you can buy in bulk. Hope this helps!

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Postby littleCloClo » Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:42 pm

innocence621 wrote:
littleCloClo wrote:Innocence, I would be interested in chipping myself...


Here's the site: http://www.countrysidepet.com/index.asp ... tegory=118 it would run about $30 for the chip and enrollment, plus shipping. If you get more people to go in, it gets cheaper since you can buy in bulk. Hope this helps!


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