My wife and I have decided to get Vinnie microchipped, unfortunately we decided to do this after someone took our femail corgi...
A very hard lessen learned. I've been reading online and there is a lot of information all of which doesn't really tell you much. Do I call my vet and just use whatever Chip he deals with? or do I investigate which one is better than the other? It seems like there are several chip companies and the possiblity of your chip not being read by some chip readers....
I'd love to put a GPS tracking chip in him, but it seems that technology is not yet available, which I cannot believe there isn't anything out there like that for the general public.
I'm new to this forum and wasn't sure exactly where to ask the question so hopefully I didn't put this in the wrong place.
The American Kennel Club has a micro chip service. Gromit's chipped with one of their tags. One of the things about micro chipping is that the dog can carry an extra collar tag saying that it's micro chipped, that might deter someone who decides to snatch the dog or would alert someone who found the dog after it got lost. Nothing is fool proof but proper licensing and micro chipping may increase the chances of getting your dog back if it gets lost or is stolen.
There is also a GPS tracking collar that you can get but it's kind of large for a Corgi, a little more expensive plus $15 a month for the monitoring. A thief would merely take the collar off but perhaps not before the dog had left the "safe zone" and set off an monitoring alarm.