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First Adopted Dog to Take Part in #LovePup ‘Hip to Chip’ Program

‘Hip to Chip’ Free Microchip Program Benefits MCACC Adopted Dogs

The ‘Hip to Chip” program was created from a partnership between the #LovePup Foundation and our team at Lerner and Rowe Gives Back. Through this program, every dog adopted from a Mesa or Phoenix Maricopa County Animal Care & Control (MCACC) location will be sent home with a free microchip!

‘Hip to Chip’ May 1st Program Launch

Today was the launch date for the free Phoenix and Mesa ‘Hit to Chip’ microchip program. We were excited to join our community partners and witness the first adopted dog to benefit from the program.

“We are excited to partner with #LovePup to fund this progressive initiative. We know that the love and happiness a four-legged family member brings is one of a kind,” says attorney Kevin Rowe. “We are a family of avid dog-lovers, ourselves. Every dog deserves to find a good home filled with love. Microchips make sure that they’re never separated from that home.”

Photos from the program of the ‘Hip to Chip’ program:


The Benefits of Microchips

Microchips offer many benefits to both animals and pet owners, such as:

  • Making it quicker for owners to be reunited with a lost pet.
  • Easier to identify a lost dog.
  • Less worry for pet owner – no collar or tag to loose.
  • Reduction in the number of lost / homeless dogs on the streets.
  • And lastly, microchips help reduce the number of unidentified strays at animal shelters.

To learn more about The #LovePup Foundation’s ‘Hip to Chip’ initiative and other foster care and adoption efforts,  visit www.LovePupFoundation.org. 

Watch a news clip about ‘Hip to Chip’ now: