Despite your best efforts, accidents can happen. Someone leaves a door ajar, an intrepid pooch digs under a fence, and your best intentions go awry: Your pet escapes and gets lost. If they are wearing a collar and identification tag, chances are good that you will get them back. But what if the collar comes off? To protect their pets, many owners turn to technology, in the form of identification microchips implanted in their pets. Microchips are tiny transponders, about the size of a grain of rice, that can be implanted in your pet's skin. They contain a specific set of numbers and letters unique to that chip. Once the chip is registered, that unique number is now assigned to your pet. If your pet is found and scanned, you can now be contacted. This allows for a happy reunion instead of a sad story of a lost pet.