Microchipping and K-9 CPR Clinics

Next Clinic Date: Monday, March 26th, 2018

Microchip Clinic Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

K9 CPR Clinic Time: 7:00 pm until done (roughly 30-60 min depending on number of participants)

Clinic Location: Spearfish Fire Department - Station 2 @ 710 Heritage Drive, Spearfish, SD

**Please fill out the appropriate form(s) below and complete your payment(s) no later than Friday, March 23rd, 2018 at 6:00 pm**

Hobo's Healing Heart offers Microchipping through the AKC Reunite Program. 


AKC Reunite has helped reunite over 500,000 pets with their owners.

Watch this video to learn more about why you should microchip your pet.https://youtu.be/lgrUmAIKJHs

Microchip Facts

Every two seconds a family companion is lost.

Tragically many never make it back home because they lack identification. A microchip along with a collar and identification tag are the best ways to ensure you and your companion will be quickly reunited.

What is a microchip and how does it work?

  • A microchip is a non-removable form of identification.
  • About the size of a grain of rice, a microchip contains a personal identification number that stays with your companion animal forever.
  • The microchip is inserted under the skin of your companion with an injection and it is a safe and easy procedure.
  • A microchip is not a GPS tracking device. The location of a lost animal cannot be tracked or determined from the microchip.
  • The technology inside a microchip is the same as bar codes found on thousands of products we use every day. It is similar the grocery store being able to scan the bar code on a food item, and then information showing up on the cash register screen. Instead of it saying “bag of potato chips” it will show a series of numbers and letters that is unique to your animal’s record.
  • When a lost animal is found, he can be taken to a local animal shelter, veterinary office, or animal control agency and examined with a hand-held scanner that reads the number specific to your animal. That unique code is connected to your name and contact information.
  • To read the microchip’s bar code, a hand-held scanner is used. The scanner can only be used when the animal is physically present, and only shelters, veterinarians, and animal control officers have this type of scanner. Hobo's Healing Heart has this type of scanner also. 
  • Once the microchip has been read, a phone call to the microchip manufacturer allows us to find out who the animal is registered to so we can begin the process of reuniting the lost pet with their family.
  • Most microchip manufacturers also maintain a national registration database with a telephone hotline. Contact the manufacturer for more information. AKC Reunite is able to enroll microchips from other companies. Register your pet's microchip or update your information.

Why microchip my pet if she already wears a collar and tag?

Collars can fall off or break, tags can be lost or wear off so they are illegible. A combination of a microchip, properly fitting collar and current identification tag, and keeping your companion properly confined, are the best insurance policies you can provide to keep your animal friend safe. An added benefit: In many communities, the cost of a pet license is reduced when the cat or dog is also microchipped. 


Details courtesy of the Safeway Veterinary Strategic Alliance, the Seattle/King County Veterinary Medical Association, and AKC Reunite.

Hobo's Healing Heart has partnered with Black Hills CPR to offer a K-9 CPR Hands-on Learning Experience

The Canine CPR crash course will cover the skills and knowledge required to assist your furry family in the event of an emergency. We as pet lovers, fear the day that our Pup gets tangled in weeds and drowns, or chokes on that favorite kids toy they never seem to leave alone... Well those days are soon to be old news! 


We will take the time to learn: 

-How to react to an emergency, and create a safe scene.  

-How and where to check for a pulse.

-How to achieve an open airway and provide rescue breaths.

-How to perform quality compression's depending on your breed.


This course will be a mixture between brief lecture, demonstration, and hands on time with Casper the manikin Doggy! All students will receive a certificate of completion to hang on the wall or at office.

The costs to attend is $30, a portion of the fee will go directly to Hobo's Healing Heart and class will only take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete. You may This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to confirm your spot, or call 605-639-5617. Walk-ins are welcome, but you may not receive a certificate of completion with a printed name.