Micro chips and ID Tags - What/Why?
All dogs adopted from Shaw PBR have been micro chipped, and come with an AKC Reunite tag that can be worn on their collar. The chip is registered to Shaw Pit Bull Rescue, a method that we have determined to guarantee the best chance of recovery of a lost dog. Animal shelters, animal control facilities, veterinarians and rescue groups all scan lost animals for identification chips.
Shaw PBR assumes financial responsibility for lifetime registration of all chipped animals registered to us. We ask only that we are kept current of address and phone number changes over time in order to expedite contact should the pet ever go missing, or that you would contact us immediately with current contact info should the pet ever be lost or stolen. If the pet is scanned and traced back to Shaw PBR, we can then notify you without further delay.
Please note that if Shaw PBR is contacted multiple times within a short period of time regarding a lost dog that was adopted from us, Shaw PBR will again take possession of the dog. You will no longer be eligible to adopt, nor will your adoption fee be refunded.
It is ideal for your dog to have a collar identification tag and a micro chip.
Many pet owners think that collar ID tags are unnecessary if their pets are micro chipped. This is not true. If a lost dog is wearing a collar identification and is found by a member of the public, it can be reunited with its owner without going to a pound or vet clinic to be scanned for a micro chip.
If your dog ends up at a pound and is unidentified, you cannot be reunited - unless you visit in person to identify your dog. Pounds are only required to hold stray and impounded dogs for a certain number of days, after which they may be euthanized or rehomed.