HOW SAD AND SCARY WOULD IT BE TO HAVE YOUR BELOVED PET COME UP MISSING AND NIGHT AFTER NIGHT GOES BY AND YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE THEY ARE?  WE TRY TO TAKE SOME OF THE WORRY OUT OF THIS HAPPENING TO YOU BY CHIPPING ALL OF OUR PUPPIES BEFORE THEY GO HOME WITH YOU.  YOU WILL HAVE THE REGISTRATION CARD IN YOUR HAND AND WILL MAKE CERTAIN YOU ARE REGISTERING THE CORRECT PUPPY BY SCANNING THE PUPPY AND MAKING CERTAIN THAT THE PUPPY MATCHES THE REGISTRATION CARD.  IN FACT IT WOULD BE BEST IF THIS IS DONE BEFORE YOU EVEN LEAVE WITH YOUR PUPPY, ITS FAST AND REASSURING THAT YOUR BELOVED PUPPY IS PROTECTED SHOULD THEY COME UP MISSING.  ANY PET PROFESSIONAL OR GOD FORBID ANIMAL SHELTER WILL BE ABLE TO SCAN YOUR PET AND CONTACT YOU THROUGH THE REGISTRY AND YOU WILL BE ALERTED WHERE YOUR PET IS.  THIS IS AN ADDED VALUE WE PROVIDE IN YOUR ADOPTION FEE. 

IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE DON'T THINK ABOUT TOO MUCH WHEN OUR DOG IS WITHIN OUR SIGHT, BUT THE MOMENT THAT HE STROLLS THROUGH AN OVERLOOOKED OPEN DOOR WE THINK, ''IS HE WEARING HIS IDENTIFCATION?''  HOPEFULLY, IF HE IS GONE WITHOUT HIS COLLAR, HE  HAS A CHIP.  CHIPPING IS THE PROCESS IN WHICH AN IDENTIFICATION MICROCHIP IS SLIPPED UNDER THE SKIN, ASSIGNING AN ID NUMBER TO THE PET, WHICH IS CONNECTED TO THE OWNER [S] CONTACT INFORMATION IN A NATIONAL DATABASE.  IT IS SAFE, SIMPLE, INEXPENSIVE AND PERMANENT WAY TO PROTECT YOUR PET AGAINEST LOST OR THEFT.  MANY, MANY PEOPLE HAVE CHIPPED THEIR DOGS. IT'S SAFE  AND EXTREMELY  EFFECTIVE  IN FINDING LOST PETS.

TO ACTIVATE BY PHONE : (800) 434-2843

IF I GET LOST I'M MICROCHIPPED : LOST PETS WITH MICROCHIPS ARE 20 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO RETURN HOME.

What to Know About Microchipping Your Pet

What Is a Microchip?

microchip is a rice-size, nonreactive computer chip that has been programmed with a unique identification number. The chip is injected under your pet’s skin and serves as a permanent form of identification.  Veterinarians and animal shelter workers who recover lost pets routinely check for these microchips through the use of scanners that read and display the pet’s microchip number.

Why Should I Microchip My Pet?

 A microchip is a permanent form of identification that, unlike tags and collars, cannot be removed, lost, broken or stolen. Veterinarians and shelter personnel routinely scan lost dogs and cats for microchips. Therefore, the chances of being reunited with a lost microchipped pet are high. This becomes extremely important in the case of injured or sick pets who require owner authorization to perform procedures that extend beyond emergency stabilization.

Although it’s unpleasant to think about, microchips are also vital in the recovery of stolen pets. Ownership disputes are immediately settled when a microchip is discovered. Many veterinarians are alerted to lost or possibly stolen animals through fliers. So if an individual walks in with a found pet that matches the flier’s description, the veterinarian will likely scan for a microchip and take appropriate action.

When vets recommend a microchip to pet owners, they often say: “Well, my pet never leaves the yard!” or “My pet stays strictly indoors!” But owners of both indoor and outdoor pets should take advantage of microchipping, because invariably, even under the most diligent watch, pets get out of yards and houses. All it takes is an accidentally unlatched gate, a hole in the fence or the opening of a front door for a pet to make a quick getaway. And that’s not to mention other nightmares that could separate you from your pet — likenatural disasters.

Who Inserts the Chip?

At our veterinary practice, the doctor or a veterinary technician will insert the chip via a hypodermic needle under the skin between an animal’s shoulder blades. (Properly inserted chips rarely migrate out of that specific area.)   Our puppies are microchipped at age nine weeks of age.

Will a Microchip Hurt My Dog?

Inserting a microchip may cause slightly more discomfort than a routine vaccination, because the needle has a wider diameter to accommodate the microchip. We like to use  the mini chip - less discomfort for the puppy.

What Happens If My Pet and I Move?

Simply contact the microchip company to update your new contact information. Remember, a microchip is useless without being linked to the most current information. 

It’s disheartening that most lost animals coming through veterinary clinics and animal shelters aren’t chipped. It’s always a relief to hear that magical beep and see an ID number on the scanner. This means that an owner is only a phone call away. And if every pet owner had this simple procedure done for his or her pet, there would be thousands more happy endings.

Need an appointment?

To make an appointment or to receive more information, please call 239-673-9135 or send us an email at:

 

val@cavaliers-by-val.com

 

val1949@yahoo.com  

Please note.  Cavaliers by Val reserves the right to cancel or terminate at our sole discretion the adoption of any Cavalier from our kennel.  

PLEASE BEAR IN MIND, THESE ARE LIVING, BREATHING LITTLE CREATURES WHO NEED TO GO TO THEIR FOREVER HOMES AT 10 WEEKS OF AGE OR SHORTLY THEREAFTER.  A VISIT FOR A PUPPY IN ANY GIVEN LITTER MUST HAVE A DEPOSIT IN PLACE BEFORE WE SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOU.  WITHOUT A DEPOSIT, A PUPPY CANNOT BE RESERVED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.   WE CARE FOR THESE BABIES DEEPLY AND WANT VERY MUCH FOR THESE LITTLE TREASURES TO GO TO THEIR FOREVER HOME, THEY DESERVE GREAT HAPPINESS AND YOU DESERVE THEIR UNQUESTIONING LOVE.  MAKE CERTAIN YOU WANT A PARTICULAR PUPPY BEFORE YOU PLACE A DEPOSIT.  DEPOSITS MADE ON AN UNBORN LITTER IS REFUNDABLE. ONCE A PUPPY IS BORN AND YOU HAVE PLACED A DEPOSIT, THAT PUPPY IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE TO ANYONE ELSE TO PLACE A DEPOSIT ON. FAMILIES ARE SCHEDULED TO VISIT AND FINALIZE THEIR CHOICE OF PUPPIES AT SIX WEEKS OF AGE ON A FRIDAY OR SATURDAY.  WE SCHEDULE VETERINARIAN AND SPECIALIST APPOINTMENTS THE REST OF THE WEEK.   YOUR VISIT TAKES PLACE IN ORDER OF DEPOSITS SUBMITTED AND  RESERVES THAT PUPPY FOR YOU AND ONLY YOU.  SHOULD YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND AFTER 24 HOURS OF MAKING YOUR CHOICE, YOUR DEPOSIT IS NO LONGER REFUNDABLE.  PLEASE BE CERTAIN OF THE COLOR AND GENDER YOU DESIRE, DO NOT 'SETTLE', THAT IS IMPORTANT.  DON'T REGRET YOUR DECISION.   

IF A PUPPY IS AVAILABLE  AFTER 10 WEEKS OF AGE A DEPOSIT MAY BE PLACED AND IS REFUNDABLE UNTIL YOU'RE ABLE TO VISIT IN PERSON, SHOULD YOU DECIDE NOT TO ADOPT THE PUPPY THEN YOUR DEPOSIT IS REFUNDABLE.  

 

CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES ARE NOT ABLE TO BE COVERED UNDER THESE GUIDELINES, BUT CAN BE WORKED OUT VIA TELEPHONE/EMAIL AS AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOUR FAMILY AND OUR KENNEL.

FANTOM VAL'S CHARMING TREVOR

After you have made a selection of your puppy, comes the inevitable 'we can't wait to get our new puppy home', and for you as the new 'parents', it may seem like forever!!  But still this is a very important time for you and your new family member.  Come and visit them, let your new 'fur baby' get used to your voice, your scent, your touch.  We want to accomodate you as much as possible, but with feeding, bathing, grooming and taking our Cavaliers to the vet, we have to ask that you try if at all possible to schedule your visit on FRIDAY or SATURDAY between 11am and 4pm, allowing you time to start to develop a bond with your new little one.  If that is not a possibility due to work/life schedules, we will attempt to accomodate a different day, these bonding visits are very important to the puppy's comfort level with you, making their transition to you and your family so much easier.  We'll have an area set up in our living room with more than ample room to let them wander around and stretch their little legs and for you to play with and handle your new family member.