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Nail Trimming and Microchipping

Nail Trimming

Why do cats scratch?

Cats have scent glands on their paws that they use to mark their territory. They also scratch to stretch and exercise their bodies. Cats will scratch, but trimming their nails and providing a quality sisal scratching post will eliminate most, if not all, destruction.

Bee enjoying a nice stretch and scratch at Angel's Wish (Sep 2020)

Bee enjoying a nice stretch and scratch at Angel’s Wish (Sep 2020)

Specialty products

The retail store at Angel’s Wish Pet Adoption and Resource Center offers quality nail clippers and sturdy, sisal scratching posts to encourage good scratching habits. Scratching posts need to be at least 28” tall so kitty can get a good full stretch as she scratches. Posts also need to be sturdy and stable so it doesn’t tip and scare her away.  Our foster homes train their kitties on the same posts we sell to the public. We also have additional scratching options to offer your pet.

Nail Trimming Services at Angel’s Wish

Nail trim _ blanketsCould you use an extra hand trimming your cat’s claws or need a brush-up lesson? Angel’s Wish offers cat nail trimming during all open hours at our Pet Adoption and Resource Center, although we recommend avoiding Saturday mornings from 10am to noon if possible. All cats must be brought in a carrier and be current on rabies vaccinations. No appointment necessary. The cost is $5/cat, and with our nail trim club card, you can earn free trims!


1 in 3 pets will get lost. An open door, an unlatched gate or a small distraction is all it can take for your pet to run away and go missing. Without ID, 90% of pets don’t return home.

Why microchip?

Collar tags can break or become unreadable and tattooing can become illegible. So, if you want to improve your pet’s chances of getting home fast and safe in case it goes missing, microchipping is your best option.

Microchipping offers pet owners the security and peace of mind that comes from the only permanent pet identification technology and a safe and secure way to reunite you and your pet, via 24PetWatch Lost Pet Recovery Service.

What is a microchip?

A microchip is a safe, simple and permanent form of pet identification designed to quickly identify lost pets and reunite them with their owners. It’s a proven way to successfully recover your pet if it ever becomes lost.

Similar to administering a routine shot, within seconds a microchip with a unique identification code is implanted in the loose skin between the shoulder blades of your pet.

Now offering MiniChips!

Angel’s Wish now carries the innovative 24PetWatch MiniChip for microchipping your pets. The implant needle for the MiniChip is 60 percent smaller than the needle used for a standard microchip, and the chip itself is one-third the size of a standard microchip. The smaller size not only makes implanting the microchip more comfortable for pets, but also makes it easier to implant cats, kittens, puppies and small breed dogs. Any universal scanner can read the information on the microchip, which makes it compatible worldwide.

Microchipping services at Angel’s Wish

pet-microchip from pettraveldotcomFor $20, Angel’s Wish will implant the microchip in your pet, register your information with 24PetWatch, and provide a collar tag with the microchip number and toll-free number to call should your pet become lost. Adopters from Angel’s Wish receive a coupon for $5 off microchipping. Microchipping is provided on the 1st Saturday of the month from 1 pm to 3:30 pm and the 3rd Sunday of each month from 1 pm to 3:30 pm. Although reservations are not required for chipping, calling ahead to 608-848-4174 to make sure a volunteer is available to chip is always a good idea.