Grace Hambuchen


Nicknames such as Boo Bear, Snookums, Sweet Precious Baby, or Cutie Patootie fondly show how owners might typically interact with their pets. With Americans spending approximately $95.7 billion on pets in 2019, the Uniform Trust Code expressly allowing trusts to care for deceased owners’ pets, and the COVID-19 pandemic bringing a sharp increase in dog adoptions, pets are becoming an ever more significant part of the American family. When a pet escapes or goes missing, most owners desperately want them to return home safely; microchipping is one proactive, reliable option for owners to help ensure they do.

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