About one in three pets get lost at some point in their lives. Getting your dog or cat microchipped is a proven way of increasing their chances of coming back home safely. A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice, and it is a very simple, inexpensive and fast procedure to perform. Whenever a pet is taken to a shelter or veterinary facility, they scan for microchips. If one is found, your information will be shown. This is important because collars and tags often come off when pets get lost.