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. Share your pet's return-home story with us here.

My Miracle Child

I just wanted to share a story of survival with you. While I was out running an errand on Monday, September 5th my little sister let our dogs outside before she left (she was in a hurry) and let 3 dogs out only only 2 back in and didn't realize it. Of course, the one time our bac ...Read more

Thank you AVID!!!

We just received the most wonderful call! "Squirt" who was stolen from his kennel TWO YEARS AGO was returned HOME DUE TO HIS MICROCHIP! The person who stole him never took him to the vet, upon being evicted, he gave Tebow to a co-worker who took him to the vet to get shots, neute ...Read more

Missing 6 years

Leo is a mixed breed Terrier. We adopted him in the Fall 2009. He was a very sweet, silly dog that loved to snuggle and be groomed (shaved, brushed, whatever). He especially loved fresh cherries and would sneak them if we were not watching. In Feb. 2010, he broke his rear ri ...Read more

Lost and found after 10 years!!!

After 10 years of being lost, my dog Ginger was found in Houston Texas. She was found on a busy highway, alone, dirty, with matted hair and a big red bow. Byron, the person who found Ginger took her to his girlfriend and she took Ginger to a vet to see if she had a chip. Ginger w ...Read more

mrs.

our dog was lost on Saturday, we looked for him at night and could not find him after 3 hours of searching, the next morning and afternoon we had the same results after 6 hours. On Monday I received a call from an avid employee saying that Marco was found, thanks to the microchi ...Read more

Myah's Scary Adventure

We live deep in the country and our little 13 year old Maltese Myah wandered down our driveway one freezing day before Thanksgiving as my husband was filling the bird feeders. Let me just say that Myah 'never' goes more than 10-20 feet from the house. To take her on walks, we hav ...Read more

Nugget Returns!

My dog spent this afternoon blazing a path through the food court of a nearby indoor mall, making friends with everyone while we sat at home crying our eyes out, after searching fruitlessly for 5 hours. He finally got BUSTED by security at the Sunglass Hut. An employee kindly dro ...Read more

Found After Four Months

We are a military family and we had recently moved from Germany to El Paso, TX. The transition was extremely stressfull for our cat G.I. Joe (Joe) and one day he got out of the house. We looked everywhere for him, posted up lost pet flyers in the neighborhood, and left flyers ...Read more

Lost in Chicago

The mailman left the front gate open and our 15 yr old, miniature Schnauzer wandered away. With his poor health, I was worried he would not find his way home. I printed 100 signs with colored photos, and begin posting them around the neighborhood but I soon realized that he was g ...Read more

After 18 months, Home!

Boo Boo is not our dog. We found her on July 9th on a freeway off ramp that leads to a very busy street with no collar or tags. She was panting and quite obviously tired. When she tried to jump in the car right away, we knew that she must be someone's pet. We got her home to our ...Read more

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