Microchips are tiny computer chips, about the size of a grain of rice. A microchip has a unique identification number stored on it. The microchip is usually inserted under the skin between the shoulders, and feels about the same as getting a vaccine. When your pet gets microchipped, the number of his or her chip is registered. Then, if your pet should get lost and taken to an animal shelter, the people at the animal shelter can scan the microchip, call the registry, and find you! Even if your pet loses his or her collar, you have the benefit of knowing your pet can always be identified by that microchip!