Recovery Stories

Avid microchips and the PETtrac Recovery Network have successfully reunited millions of lost pets with their owners. Read stories about pets who had gone missing for days, months, or even years; sometimes traveling hundreds of miles.

Found after 4 years!

My cat Angel went missing in April of 2015. I posted several times to facebook lost and found pet pages, hung signs and checked the local shelter numerous times. I called Avid and reported her missing. No sign of Angel anywhere. I could even tell that her brother (whom we still h ...Read more

Home At Last!

2 1/2 yrs ago, Samson dug under the fence & went to explore the neighborhood...never to be found again...until now. He loves taking walks around the neighborhood. Got tired of waiting for me to take him out again & went on his own. Flyers were posted around the neighborhood wi ...Read more

So lucky Bernie came to us

My elderly husband and I had a wonderful dog, we had had since he was 4 months old. He got cancer of the mouth and we had to put him down in April of 2017. In January of 2018 our daughter called and a grammar school friend knew of a lovely dog whose parents died and needed a h ...Read more

My cat was stolen along with my car

A thief stole my car when my beautiful Bengal cat named Purrelli was in it! I called the police, who said they could do nothing about it and said that unless I could prove I was the owner of the cat, they would leave Purrelli with the thief who had every intention of stealing hi ...Read more

5 years ago...

A little over 5 years ago our 10 year old cat Kai went missing. He was always an adventurous guy that preferred the great outdoors. I assumed he discovered a new outdoor life for himself and just wanted to be free. Many years passed and I assumed he had passed away. 4 days ag ...Read more

Quick re-uniting

My senior pooch, Morocco, wandered off around 10 pm at night, sniffing bushes, I am sure, along the way, until he found himself lost (about 1/4 mile from home.) I realized he was missing about 10 min. later and began walking the neighborhood for about an hour-getting more and m ...Read more


Ivy got out of my house after only living here a week. She is the full sister/twin of my Stella who came to me in November. Ivy needed a home and Stella needed her sister as a playmate. She got out Saturday May 5th and I followed all the suggested things to do, ie checking shelte ...Read more

Found her . . . AGAIN

Our border collie is named Gypsy because of her frequent wandering. We have an underground electric dog fence that usually works for her, because she really hates to be shocked. Apparently her collar battery went dead, because neighbors half a mile away found her, saw her AVID ...Read more

When Mom's Away....

My name is Banjo. I'm a Shi tzu. I like to be sneaky when my mom is at work. Recently, I was so sneaky that I managed to get out of the doggy door and pry open the door to our porch. I'm strong like that. I wanted to roam the neighborhood before Mom came home. But, as luck w ...Read more

Reunited Years Later

After only having our dog for a month, she got out of the yard and we lost her. After putting up numerous flyers and hoping that someone would find her and get her scanned, she would be returned. It ended up that someone had found her and ended up keeping her. After 7 years, they ...Read more