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Microchipping your dog

What Is a Microchip?

A microchip is a small device – about the size of a grain of rice – implanted beneath your pet’s skin. It contains a unique identification number that links to your contact information in a registry. This number is similar to a social security number. When collars are damaged or lost, the microchip is your pet’s only permanent identification. If detected by a pet professional with a scanner, they can look up your pet’s identification number and trace your pet back to you pronto.

Is a Microchip a GPS?

Nope! A microchip is not GPS. You can’t track your animal with a microchip. Here’s how it works: if your pet gets lost and is found, a shelter worker or vet will scan the pet. If their scanner detects a microchip it will show them your pet’s identification number. They can then look up that number online. It will tell them what company that pet’s microchip is registered with. Then, they can contact that company to get your contact information and contact you.  If your pet is not registered, they will contact Albert's Dog Lounge.  However, over the years, we lose track of you and only retain your address/phone number from when you applied.  If you do not register your updated information, we may not be able to locate you. 


Do I need to Register My Microchip?

A microchip is only effective if it is registered. Otherwise, you and your pet can’t be reunited because your pet’s microchip isn’t connected to your contact info. As part of your adoption, Albert's Dog Lounge will automatically register your chip for you for FREE for life.  Watch for an email from FiNano confirming your pet's registration information.

For more information, check out Dog Advisor's article - 5 Reasons why you should Microchip your pet.

If you still have questions, please email,

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