AKC CAR is the nation’s largest non-profit pet microchip and recovery service. Our mission is to keep pet microchipping and enrollment affordable, with no annual fees, so more lost pets can find their way home.
Since 1995 our microchips, collar tags and 24/7/365 recovery experts have helped reunite over 400,000 lost pets with their owners. Over four million pets (30+ different species!) are enrolled in the AKC CAR service.
Canine Support and Relief Fund
After the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the AKC CAR mission expanded to support animals in need. In early 2002, the AKC CAR Canine Support and Relief Fund was created as a permanent charitable fund to proactively support the needs of volunteer Canine Search and Rescue organizations plus provide our nation’s pets with life saving disaster relief resources during hurricanes, tornados, floods and wildfires.
Beyond the grants from the Canine Support and Relief Fund, AKC CAR also provides extensive volunteer coordination and direction of corporate sponsorships to provide animals in need with food and supplies.
AKC CAR Operating Fund
As a non-profit organization, we take pride in giving back to the companion animal community. All donations to the AKC CAR Operating Fund help further our efforts to support the companion animal community by providing low cost microchips; microchip scanner donations to animal shelters and rescues; free recovery service enrollments to active military and service animals; over $800,000 in veterinary student scholarships; and so much more.