Why You Should Microchip Your Pet

What are Microchips?

Microchips are implantable computer chips. This is an electronic identification method. The chip is about the size of a grain of rice. Micro-chipping is a simple, safe, and fast procedure. The chip is implanted subcutaneously between the shoulder blades and the back of your pet’s neck. Each chip has a unique number that is detected using a microchip scanner. They work by receiving a radio signal from the scanner and transmitting the encoded chip identification number back to the scanner. The microchip number is recorded on a microchip database registry with details about the pet’s guardian.

Why should I microchip my Pet?

A pet guardian shouldn’t have to go through the episode of losing a pet by theft or a pet going missing. Studies have shown that millions of pets go missing and some are stolen every year. With the advancement of technology, the concept of micro-chipping one’s pet has too many benefits for it to be ignored. They include:

  • The wellbeing of the Pet: Micro-chipping your pet ensures that if one’s pet is stolen, it can be easily scanned and returned to the guardian. Without the chip, the pet may never be found; it might even end up dead.
  • Guardianship Proof: This is proof that the pet belongs to you. Since information about the guardian is found on the microchip.
  • Permanent Means of Identification: Unlike the tags on a collar that easily fades, or needs renewal, the microchip is a permanent means of identification. It is done once in the lifetime of a pet.
  • Security at Home: Some doggie door manufacturers offer doggie-doors that recognize your dog’s chip and automatically opens the doggie door only for them. This keeps wild animals and others out of your home.
  • Peace of mind for the pet guardian: Micro-chipping one’s pet gives the pet guardian some level of peace of mind, knowing that the pet can be found if anything happens.
Pet Microchip Companies

911PetChip & Free Pet Chip Registry

They have microchip ID customers throughout the United States and Canada, and they offer FREE registration for life at www.FreePetChipRegistry.com! Their chips utilize the latest in RFID technology with enhanced reading distance and speed.


Microchip Animal Rapid Recovery Services (M-A-R-R-S) provide Universal ISO 11784/11785 microchips for pet identification. ACA’s M-A-R-R-S microchips operate on 134.2Khz signal and are recognized worldwide. ACA’s M-A-R-R-S microchips are able to be read by all manufacturers’ universal scanners.

AKC Reunite

AKC Reunite is committed to Pet Identification, specifically ensuring pets have two forms of ID, a collar or pet id tag and a microchip (or tattoo), to aid in their quick identification and return home if they get lost. AKC Reunite, formerly AKC Companion Animal Recovery (AKC CAR), offers an incredible value for its microchip and ID service, with proceeds supporting the needs of the animals that inhabit and enrich our lives.

BC Pet Registry

The BC Pet Registry was created in 2015 with the sole goal of reuniting more lost pets with their people. With over one million pets lost in Canada each year due to a lack of registered identification (ID), the program is more crucial than ever. By having more pets’ microchips, tattoos, and licenses registered with their provincial pet ID database, they hope to reverse this trend, decreasing the length of stay for missing pets in shelters and increasing the amount of lost pets that are reunited with their families.


EIDAP Inc. provides both Identification products and Software products and services to make them useful to all clientele in the various market segments. They are especially focused on providing personal services that respond to the immediate needs of their customers. Their services include the provision of RFID products for the Companion Animal Industry, the Livestock Industry and the design and installation of Security Patrol Monitoring for both Industry and Security firms that require their equipment.

Found Animals

It is their mission to put pets in homes and keep them there because all pets are meant to be with good people.


Furreka is dedicated to ensuring that every dog and cat is microchipped and registered. Their microchips are affordable and their Lifetime Registration is free. They want all lost pets to be reunited with their human companions. The Furreka Team is ready to serve you 24/7 and can assist you in either registering your pet, helping locate your lost pet, or finding the guardian of a found pet.


Microchips are designed to last your pet’s entire lifetime. Once enrolled, they link to a permanent record of your information – which is important to keep up-to-date so you can be reached when your lost pet is found. Your microchip comes with a personal listing in their lost pet database, and this translates to anytime/anywhere pet recovery services. HomeAgain members can breathe a little easier knowing their lost cat or dog can be identified whether he’s 3 or 3,000 miles away from home.

Homeward Bound Pet

Homeward Bound Pet offers everything you need for pet identification and recovery. They offer top-of-the-line registration and recovery services as well as sales of individual microchips.


InfoPET offers the most reliable and readable microchip identification system in the industry. Trovan® microchips and scanners are used by humane societies, animal control agencies, veterinarians, zoos, aquariums, fisheries, and wildlife agencies around the world for the ID of pets and other animals. The small, nontoxic Trovan® microchip is at the leading edge of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology today.

Microchip I.D. Solutions

The next generation in animal microchipping.

Microchip ID Systems, Inc.

This company designs and manufactures. You can rely on their knowledge and experience. Most importantly, they have been listening to their customers for over 25 years.

Nanochip ID Inc.

A nanoCHIP occupies only 16% of the volume of a typical microchip. nanoCHIP’s fine gauge needle makes it easier for you to implant and for the pet to receive.

National Animal Identification Center

The National Animal Identification Center is the oldest pet identification company (Established in 1974) in the United States. By registering your pet chip with them, you will have the complete peace of mind of knowing what to do if your pet is ever lost or stolen.


PetKey was originally established in 2003 to create a better way to find missing pets. They recognized that the technology exists to identify and return any missing pet, but due to confusion in the microchip industry and lack of comprehensive international lost pet recovery efforts, less than 10% of missing pets ever return home. PetKey has handpicked the best elements of pet recovery to create the best program available.


PetLink identification products alert everyone at-a-glance that your pet has a microchip, and can help speed its chance of getting scanned and returned to you if lost.


Petstablished was created to help Animal Welfare Organizations (AWOs) of all sizes, raise more money and manage their day-to-day tasks at an affordable price. As they grow, they will continue to improve their already amazing product, and will find other ways to share revenues with YOU to help increase pet adoptions.

Save This Life

Save This Life’s innovative technology has revolutionized the pet recovery process. The leaders of Save This Life are former rescuers who have developed a superior method of helping lost pets find their way home safely. They created Save This Life as a response to their frustration and disappointment in traditional microchip companies’ pet recovery systems.

SmartTag Microchip

After years of product development and extensive testing, SmartTag™ now offers the most comprehensive recovery system available to ensure your pets safety. SmartTag’s™ parent company has been a leading provider of pet related products for more than 10 years and is distributed in more than 15,000 retail locations in the US and in 23 countries around the globe.