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.

18 year old lost cat reunited after a 6 week adventure!

We are still in disbelief that our sweet boy has returned. He went missing 6 weeks ago. We posted on every lost pet site we could find, alerted AvidID, and searched for weeks before concluding that our 18 year old cat, Josh, had decided to go into the woods adjacent to our house ...Read more

Separation Anxiety

My husky named Maui didn't like me working out of state and not coming home every afternoon from work. I'm an electrician & I took a job in 2012 in Twin Falls, ID to build the Chobani Yogurt factory. Shortly after I left town, my wife reported Maui missing from our home in Las ...Read more

Scary road trip

Our cat, Mohican, mysteriously disappeared from our home November 1, 2016. I had just seen her around 12 PM and a few hours later I am receiving alerts from Petrac and from a shelter miles from us. Mohican appeared in another city! I was in shock! Not like her to stray from our h ...Read more

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


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