What is a Microchip?

Your pet's permanent IDWhat is a Microchip?

About the size of a grain of rice, a microchip is implanted beneath your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades.

It contains a unique number used to identify animals when scanned by a shelter or vet. The number is then used to find the owner’s contact information in a registry. Like the amazing free registry you’re at right now.

What a Microchip Isn't

Having realistic expectationsWhat a Microchip Isn't

A microchip is not a GPS or tracking device. Those need to be charged. It does not store your contact information, photos, have any apps, games, or even have a flashlight function.

How Our Registry Works

Connecting lost pets to their people
  • Pet Registered

    Pet Registered

    Register your pet's microchip here for free, then input vital contact information and details about your pet.

  • Pet Lost

    Pet Lost

    Hopefully this won't happen, but 1 in 3 pets goes missing at some point in their life - so it’s important to take every precaution necessary.

  • Pet Found & Scanned

    Pet Found & Scanned

    When a lost pet is brought to a shelter or vet, their microchip is scanned and the owner’s information is retrieved using the Michelson Found Animals Registry.

  • Owner Alerted

    Owner Alerted

    A pet professional then issues a Found Pet Alert, which notifies the owner using 12 points of contact over the course of 4 days.

  • Pet Goes Home

    Pet Goes Home

    Bring your pet home and smother it with kisses, tummy rubs, and treats. You both deserve it.

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