Shelters and rescue organizations
Newly adopted dogs are at a higher risk of becoming lost. Download this printable PDF to include in your adoption packets. Go over it with the adopter BEFORE they leave the building with their new pet. We encourage you to provide this handout to both first time and seasoned foster parents as well.
If the dog has been microchipped, we suggest registering the chip to the owner as part of your adoption process. Most owners assume that if their dog has been microchipped, they've done all they need to do. Too many dogs are found with unregistered chips or with phone numbers that are no longer in service. Suggest that they provide at least two contact phone numbers in addition to their own. This could be the phone number of a family member who doesn't live in their household or the number of a trusted friend. A microchip is only as good as the information registered to the account. If the dog becomes lost, this simple extra step on your part will help him to get back to his family quickly - possibly saving the dog's life, and in the end will mean less work for shelter staff.
Please also see: Microchips - Lost Dogs Florida
Shelters, animal control agencies, and rescues - click below for a printable PDF file to use for handouts: