#LovePup It’s Hip to Chip Holiday Event

Our team was at #LovePup’s It’s Hip to Chip Holiday Event in Phoenix on Saturday, December 7 handing out pet bandannas and freebies. At the event #LovePup joined with AZPetVet to once again offer FREE microchips to personally-owned pets for the holidays!

Pet owners who were behind on licensing or renewing their dog’s pet license were also given the opportunity to get licensed and up-to-date without penalties.

What Is the Hip to Chip Program?

#LovePup’s It’s Hip to Chip program is an ongoing Maricopa County program that provides a FREE microchip to every dog that gets adopted from the county shelters. Microchips serve as important permanent identification that gets implanted in your dog so they can be scanned and later reunited with you if they ever get lost.

Our team is thrilled to be a major sponsor of the #LovePup Foundation and their continuous efforts to look after the welfare of animals.

3rd Annual #LovePup Family Fest Sponsors

#LovePup Family Festival in MesaOnce again, Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is a proud sponsor of the #LovePup Foundation’s Annual Family Fest in Mesa where the Foundation will try to help more than 100 deserving pets find a “forever home.” This FREE family-friendly, adoption event is not something you’ll want to miss!

#LovePup 3rd Annual Family Fest Details

In addition to potentially adopting a new four-legged member into your family, your family will enjoy a fun evening of food, live music, kid and pet-friendly activities, and more!

#LovePup Family Fest details to remember:

DATE: September 27, 2019
TIME: 5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Vertuccio Farms in Mesa, AZ (4011 S. Power Road, Mesa, 85212)

Even though entry is free, please bring any new item for the following wish list to help offset costs associated with caring for the rescue dogs:

  • Puppy and adult dog food
  • Puppy and adult dog treats (please no rawhide)
  • Dog toys
  • Leashes (please no retractable leashes)
  • Collars
  • Dog bowls
  • Paper towels
  • Medical gloves
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dish soap
  • Trash bags
  • Pedialyte (Dehydrated Pups)

Get even more details about #LovePup’s 3rd Annual Family Fest online at 1047kissfm.iheart.com.

Listen to a live interview with Kevin Rowe and JohnJay and Rich discussing the sponsorship with #LovePup:

Photos from the #LovePup 3rd Annual Family Fest:


#LovePup It’s Hip to Chip Sponsors

Hip to Chip 2019 SponsorLerner and Rowe Gives Back is very excited to be part of the one year anniversary of the #LovePup It’s Hip to Chip microchipping initiative. This is #LovePup’s biggest program yet, and we’re so pleased to be a part of it for another year.

One Year Anniversary Details

Join us in celebrating the success of the It’s Hip to Chip program and meet some of the microchipped dogs that have been adopted out to furever homes over the past year.

Event highlights include dog food and treats handed out by Safeway/Albertsons for the four-legged guests, tasty offerings from food trucks for the two-legged guests, and educational information explaining the importance of microchipping. AZ Pet Vet will also be microchipping all dogs that come without microchips.

Details to save:

DATE: Saturday, May 11, 2019
TIME: 9:00 a.m. to noon
LOCATION: Maricopa County Animal Care and Control West (2500 S. 27th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85009)

Why It’s Hip to Chip

The It’s Hip to Chip Program aims to ensure that all dogs adopted from either of the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control Animal Shelters locations receive a microchip upon their adoption. Microchips make it easier for owners to find their lost pets.

By storing the owner’s contact information in a database, a microchip takes the guesswork out of trying to find a runaway pup. And, since the microchip is implanted under the dog’s skin, there’s no need to worry about losing the device like a collar or tag.

The People Who Love Pups

Radio host Johnjay Van Es and his family have been fostering stray dogs for adoption in their home for years. The entire family shares a passion for helping animals and preparing them for their future forever home. Since the creation of #LovePup, the family has rescued, fostered, and found homes for over 500 dogs. Van Es uses the power of social media to screen interested owners and match the dogs with the perfect home.

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back would like to encourage you to adopt your next family friend instead of buying. Check out the #LovePup Foundation for an array of furry companions waiting for their forever home.

Photos from One Year Anniversary event: