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The American Kennel Club and the AKC Canine Health Foundation are pleased to debut the next podcast in the Genome Barks series.

This week on Genome Barks, we hear from Tom Sharp, CEO of the American Kennel Club’s Companion Animal Recovery Corporation (AKC CAR). Created in 1995, this non-profit organization is dedicated to identification of all pets, especially with microchips, to the end of reuniting owners with their lost pets 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

The essence of their operating strategy is their commitment to recovering lost pets. It is this compassion that fuels their Recovery Coordinators to provide such excellence in customer service. They understand the love that you have for your pets. This compassion combined with a network of veterinarians, shelters, dog clubs and support groups that are all focused on identification and recovery has allowed AKC CAR to become the nation's largest non-profit recovery service. Their employees know that their daily actions will make a difference in someone's life. They are dedicated to serving you and your pets.

AKC CAR’s Microchip ID System, launched in 2007, brings the technology of Trovan, and world leader in microchip identification, to America’s pet owners. AKC CAR offers a comprehensive identification system with a leading chip, multi-purpose scanners and AKC CAR’s recovery service, all at a great price. Learn more on the web at

The Genome Barks podcast series features lectures from the highly successful AKC-CHF Breeders Symposia and provides responsible breeders and pet owners an inside look at the work being done by the AKC and the AKC Canine Health Foundation.

New podcasts are released every two weeks and can be accessed from either the American Kennel Club website at or the AKC Canine Health Foundation website at – click on “Podcasts”. They will also be available on Apple’s iTunes® and at