Though television audiences remember Lassie for saving distressed children from wells, her handlers remember her for being a regular dog who didn’t know that she was famous. Protect your down-to-earth pet with this Groupon.
$19 for Microchipping for a Dog or Cat ($35 Value)
Professionals insert a small microchip into the scruff of a pet's neck. When scanned, the microchip reveals the owner's contact information, thereby allowing lost pets to be safely reunited with their owners. The procedure, which is as simple as a routine vaccination, takes just a few minutes.
Foothills Animal Shelter
It's hard to make room for nearly 8,000 wagging tails, 16,000 wandering eyes, and 32,000 batting paws, but Foothills Animal Shelter always finds a way. Due to its open-admissions policy—which means that no animal is turned away—the shelter welcomes roughly 8,000 homeless animals per year, treating them to housing and the attention of its professionals and volunteers. Once inside, the animals are given sanctuary, shots, and the chance to steal the hearts of potential adopters with their puppy-dog eyes.
But the caretakers at Foothills Animal Shelter don't just wait for needy pets to find them. They also perform such preventive measures as neutering, spaying, licensing, and vaccinations in order to ensure that pets with homes remain healthy and out of harm's way. This motive also drives the shelter's microchip services, which provide electronic identification should pets become lost, and training that teaches animals to follow commands and avoid white outfits after Labor Day.