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Health & Wellness through Grooming: First Aid for Pets

We all love our pets and want them to live a long and healthy life. Daily walks and trips to the dog park are fun for both the pet and owner. But as careful as we can be, sometimes accidents happen. Here are a few tips on how to help if you find yourself with an injured pet:

  • Do not run into traffic to rescue a pet, assess the situation carefully before acting.
  • Once it is safe for you to approach the animal, move slowly and try to determine if the pet is hurt, he most likely will be scared.
  • If the animal is hurt, and you have a blanket or towel available, wrap it around the pet keeping your face away from the animals head. Move to safe location.
  • Keep the animal as calm as possible, enlist the help of a passerby
  • Call a local Vet Clinic, or call a friend to find a local Vet clinic and speak to the receptionist and ask for help. A local shelter may be able to help as well.

John Paul Pet has partnered with PetsAmerica to educate pet owners on how to perform CPR on their pets in an emergency situation “Did you know that you can do CPR on your pet?” asks John Paul Pet co-founder John Paul DeJoria, “this video shows you how. The more information you, have the better chance you have of saving a pet in need.”

John Paul Pet believes that we should groom our pets every day to notice any lumps or bumps that could become a more serious condition. First Aid kits for pets are also a good idea if you are traveling or hiking with your pet. And John Paul Pet Eye & Ear Wipes make an excellent addition to your pet travel or at home regimen by safely cleaning around sensitive areas, while absorbing odor and dirt.


For more information on Health & Wellness through Grooming, visit johnpaulpet.com



Dogs on Deployment Crowdraising for Vets!

Dogs on Deployment is participating in a fundraising competition called “Veteran’s Charity Challenge 2.”  Fundraising organizations supporting America’s Heroes, such as veterans, military families, police and firefighters, compete to raise the most money with the top teams winning cash prizes from craigconnects.




DoD is adding a new initiative to their mission, Alisa Johnson, President & Co-Founder explains, “[Our] new initiative is to help raise awareness for the benefits of Service Dogs in combating and managing the effects of Post Traumatic Stress and other war injuries for our returning troops.”

Libby is my only constant when the rest of the world may seem like its falling apart. She’s already my life saver, my reason to be. She’s the only piece of my life that even remotely simulates the sense of brotherhood I had with my Marines. Something that I miss more than anything in this world,” reflects Mark.

The organization who fundraises the most by July 3rd, will receive a donation of $20,000 from Craig Newman, founder of Craigslist. Through Dogs on Deployment’s initiative to help companion military pets, and Midas Care’s initiative to help Service Dogs for veterans, our fundraising goals are all-encompassing for today’s military pet owners.

Read the article here


One Million Pet Adoptions Campaign is a part of John Paul Pet’s mission to serve and educate the pet community.


For more information contact Gina Dial


We’re happy to announce sponsorship of Dogs On Deployment (DoD)


John Paul Pet’s One Million Pet Adoptions Campaign is proud to announce sponsorship of Dogs On Deployment  (DoD).  DoD’s mission is to give military members peace of mind concerning their pets during their service commitments by providing them with the ability to find people and resources able to help them.

Learn more at Dogs On Deployment.org

One Million Pet Adoptions Campaign is a part of John Paul Pet’s mission to serve and educate the pet community.

For more information contact Gina Dial


Every Lost Pet Deserves to Be Found

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Did you know that according to a study conducted by the American Veterinary Medical Association, dogs are 2.5 times more likely and cats are a whopping 21.4 times more likely to be returned to their home from a shelter if they have a registered microchip?

Microchipping and registering your pet is recommended by the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, the Humane Society of the United States, and, of course, Michelson Found Animals Registry.

Surprised to hear that statistic? Well, you’re not alone. There are many misunderstandings and myths about microchipping out there. But we’re here to clear up any confusion. Without further ado, here are the top five things you probably didn’t know about microchips:

1A microchip does NOT store any of your information. The only piece of information that a microchip contains is a unique nine, 10, or 15-digit number (think of it as your pet’s social security number). In order for the microchip to work, it must be registered in an online registry like the free Found Animals Registry. Without a registration, the microchip is just a useless piece of internal jewelry for your cat or dog. An unregistered microchip pet is extremely hard to trace back to the owner, and a busy shelter may not have the time or resources to track down that information. Remember: the registration needs to be updatedif you ever move or change your phone number.

It is another common misconception that just because the shelter microchipped your pet when you adopted him from the shelter, the microchip is automatically registered to you. In fact, your pet’s microchip may still be registered to the shelter, or even to the previous owner. It could even still be unregistered after all this time, if the shelter never registered it on your behalf.

To check if your pet’s microchip is registered, you can use AAHA’s pet microchip lookup tool. This useful tool tells you if/where a microchip is registered. AVID and 24PetWatch do not participate in this tool. If AAHA’s website points to one of those suppliers, we recommend calling those registries directly to see if your pet’s microchip is registered with them.

2. A microchip is NOT a GPS. You cannot locate or “track” your pet with its microchip. Microchips are “passive transponders,” meaning they don’t contain any power source, so they have no way to let out a signal when your pet is lost. In fact, the chip doesn’t do anything at all until a scanner is passed over it. That’s when the microchip uses the energy produced by the scanner to emit a unique code, which then appears on the scanner.

Another main reason a microchip cannot be a GPS is size. To add a power source to the microchip, you would need to add a battery compartment inside the chip (making it a lot larger than the current injectable size), and your pet would need to be “plugged in” to charge, sort of like an electric car.  Pet GPS collar tags are available, but thankfully, they’re worn on the outside.

3. Not all microchips and scanners are “universal.” Microchips in the United States operate on one of three frequencies: 125 kHz, 128 kHz, and 134.2 kHz.

Some manufacturers provide microchips in more than one of these types. The 125 kHz is the oldest U.S. frequency, and is still distributed by AVID, HomeAgain, and 24PetWatch. The 128 kHz is the rarest frequency, and has only been distributed by the AKC. The 134.2 kHz is the ISO International Standard chip, which is the frequency that Europe, Canada, Japan, and most parts of the world are already using, and that the U.S. is slowly moving towards. Most U.S. suppliers now provide ISO standard 134.2 kHz microchips, including Found Animals, Datamars, ResQ, HomeAgain, AKC, 24PetWatch, Bayer, and 911 Pet Chip.

A universal scanner must pick up all three frequencies. This is where people tend to get confused. Some shelters and vets assume that if their scanner picks up three different brands of microchips, it is universal. However, as you can tell from the above, some brands are on the same chip frequency, and some make several different types of microchip. So unless the scanner picks up all three frequencies (the 125, 128, and 134.2), it is NOT universal. And unfortunately, many organizations are unknowingly still using non-universal scanners, which means they are missing chips and therefore unable to reunite lost pets with their families.

4You can register any brand of microchip with any registry AND you can register a microchip in multiple registries. For example, if your pet has an AVID microchip, you can register it with HomeAgain, AKC, and Found Animals Registry. But here’s where this may cause a problem. Say your pet’s microchip is an AVID chip, and you register it with HomeAgain. If the shelter sees that your pet’s microchip is an AVID chip, they may call AVID to see if it is registered, and if they stop their search there, the other registrations may never be found. So unless they use AAHA’s pet microchip lookup tool to expand their search, your pet might never make it home, even though you kept your registration up to date.

On top of that, registries in the United States are not required to speak to each other or share owner information, so shelters that don’t search microchips online would theoretically have to call every single microchip supplier one by one to determine where it may be registered. (See how this could get complicated and potentially deadly for your pet?) Most organizations do not have the time or resources available to wait on hold with all of the common microchip companies. Because there is no singular national database in the United States, some owners choose to register their pets in multiple registries as an added safety net. Some for-profit registries will charge a fee to register or update your pet’s info, but as long as all registrations are kept up-to-date, there is no harm in registering in multiple registries. As a nonprofit organization, the Found Animals Registry believes that all lost pets deserve to be found. Our every effort is dedicated to finding the simplest, most straightforward solution to make that happen.

5. A microchip is NOT the way most pets get home. Yes, a microchip is your pet’s only form of permanent ID. Yes, it is a great way to protect your pet. Yes, every pet should have a microchip with current registration information. However, the quickest way for your lost pet to get home is with a collar and tag with your phone number on it. This tag should also have the pet’s name and microchip number on it. Never underestimate the power of an external ID tag – it’s visible and easy for people to understand, which means even a first time pet finder should know how to contact you. Of course, external ID can still fall off or be damaged, but if you pair an external tag with permanent microchip ID, you pet will have two solid layers of protection to get him home. You can get customized tags at most pet supply stores or you can visit Found Animals Adopt & Shop, an online store where you can purchase an engraved tag while ordering John Paul Pet products. Proceeds from Adopt & Shop sales are donated to community programs that help keep pets happy, happy, and safe.

To learn more about microchipping and pet identification, please check out some of our great blog posts from Found Animals Water Bowl Blog where each Monday is Microchip Monday. Microchip Monday blog posts are great way to gain greater insights into microchips and how they can help ensure that every lost pet is found.

Support for Found Animals and its initiatives come from the generous contributions of Dr. Gary Michelson and Alya Michelson.

Learn more:
16 Reasons to Microchip

How to Talk to Your Vet About Microchips
5 Things You Didn’t Know About External Pet ID

How Young Can You Safely Microchip a Puppy or Kitten?

To Re-Chip, or Not to Re-Chip?

A Micro Blog About Mini Chips

The Amazing Microchip Migration Race

“Cooper’s Story” John Paul Pet shares: how to save a life

Cooper’s Story … as told by Cooper

W oof! My name is Cooper, and I’m 1½ years old.  I’m very colorful, from what I can see … and I have this short little tail that wags when I’m happy or having fun!  Humans seem to smile at me often these days, and I feel really special, but that wasn’t always the case.

When I was a little puppy, I remember this nice girl who came to pick me up and take me home. I was really scared because it was the first time I was away from my mom and brothers and sisters.  I went to small space that was inside, and I didn’t get to go out and run and play and roll in the grass anymore.  The nice girl would get angry with me and say loud words when I would jump up, or knock something over … but I had all this energy inside that just bubbled out … I couldn’t stop it.

One day, the girl took me to the man in the white coat.  I had seen him before when he stuck me with needles … but I forgave him because he would always have a big smile for me.  That day, she said some things I didn’t quite understand … putting me to sleep or something like that.  My bed was at home, why would I sleep here?  The nice man said no, and that I should stay with him.  I didn’t mind because he was so nice.

A few days later, another nice lady came to get me and took me to her home.  I didn’t know her and was scared, because I didn’t know this new place.  She was very nice and life seemed to become routine until one day she went away.  When she came back, she was very sick and couldn’t play with me any longer … she would cry out if I jumped up to play … and I was taken away.

My next home was with a nice man, and I really liked him!  His name is Matt.  He had other dogs for me to play with. Matt taught me manners, so that then we went to my favorite place, the dog park, everyone smiled at me.  I saw lots of other humans and their dogs.  It was so much fun!

While I was with Matt, I caught a cold and went back to a man in a white coat.  I was afraid that I had done something bad and was going to be taken away from Matt.  Instead, I got to go home with Matt, and he gave me medicine, so I would feel better.  I didn’t mind because I got to stay with Matt.

Coopers Story

It was so nice to see Matt!


One day, Matt took me to visit a family who lived in a really neat place with a huge backyard.  There was a Mom, Dad and two dogs … Emma and Eddie.  Emma did not like me at all!  She kept staring at me and refused to play … but Eddie and I ran around and rolled on the ground and played, and played until we got tired and had to take a nap.  Matt and the humans talked while we rested, and then it was time to go home.  I liked this new place with Eddie, but was glad I could go home with Matt.

A few weeks later Matt took me for another car ride.  The place we stopped looked and smelled familiar … and hey, it’s Emma and Eddie … oh, my best friend Eddie!  We were so happy to see each other!  We played and played … but then Matt was leaving and not taking me with him.  Oh no!  Did I do something wrong?  Matt took me aside and told me that this was my new home, and I could stay and play with Eddie all the time.  I was really happy about that!  Bill and Karen were really nice, they smiled at me a lot and gave me cookies and toys to play with.  Maybe this would be okay.  But, I was so sad to see Matt go.

My new home is perfect!  Emma started to like me … a little.  She would chase me and that’s fun, but Eddie is my best pal ever.  We play tug-o-war, chew on sticks and run around the backyard as much as we want.  Sometimes I think about Matt and am sad … but my new life is awesome!

One day, this lady came to visit, along with Matt. The lady smiled and smiled at me, and brought a great big basket of grooming stuff and toys.  I felt like I should know her … but I had never seen her before.  I hoped she wasn’t going to take me away. It was so good to see Matt!

The lady’s name was Gina, and she had something to do with me finding my new home, and for that I am very grateful.  She saw my picture and wanted me to come live with her, but another dog who needed a family showed up at her house.  So she called all of her friends hoping that one would let me live with them, and she could come and visit me.  She smiled and smiled at me, she knew I was in the right place.  She played with me and let me taste the basket with stuff in it, and she never stopped smiling at me.  She took pictures of me with my new family.  And I had my picture taken with her, too… I think she really likes me a lot!

What a wonderful forever family I have, I know I am a lucky dog!

Emma, Bill, Karen, Eddie and me

Me and Gina

Sharing her thoughts on Cooper’s story, Gina concludes, “This experience was a reminder … it only takes a phone call, a Facebook posting, telling a friend or sharing a story with a stranger – it only takes a moment to begin the journey that will save a life.  I hope this inspires all of us to stop and think twice when we see a pet in need.  Reach out to a friend, share a posting, do one little thing that could mean everything.”

John Paul Pet’s mission is to serve and educate the pet community. The One Million Pet Adoption Campaign is dedicated to supporting adoptions, while promoting health and wellness for the pet.

For more information and to explore ways to assist the One Million Pet Adoptions program, please email Gina Dial, ginad@johnpaulpet.com.



Join the National Foster List!

Please contact Nicole@johnpaulpet.com to be a part of the national foster list!

Please contact Nicole@johnpaulpet.com to be a part of the national foster list!


Nicole Davis-Edwards, Adoption Event Coordinator for John Paul Pet, is a tireless advocate to rescue pets in need. She is creating a list of foster homes around the nation. If you can foster, or if you know someone who can, please sign up to be on the national foster list. This list will be used by shelters and organizations like Dogs on Deployment

Help us to help them!

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11 Pets Adopted at Paul Mitchell The School – Fayetteville

Paul Mitchell The School – Fayetteville held an adoption event on May 3rd that successfully placed 11 pets into loving homes!

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Petco kicks off National Adoption Weekend!

Petco shares our passion for rescuing pets and we’re proud to support their National Adoption Weekend program
John Capra – CEO – John Paul Pet

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