What would you do if your pet were lost? If someone found your pet, how would they contact you? A microchip offers an easy way for permanent identification of your cat or dog. A microchip is a mini computer chip about the size of a grain of rice. Your pet can have a microchip implanted under its skin, either as an outpatient, or while they are here for an anesthetic procedure. Our microchip fee includes collar ID tags, and a lifetime enrollment in the American Kennel Club Companion Animal Recovery (AKC CAR) service. AKC CAR, the largest, non profit recovery service, is available 24/7 to help lost pets be reunited with their owners. Most animal shelters in Rhode Island scan any animals that are picked up, looking for a microchip ID number, allowing pets to be returned to their owners much more quickly than in the past. The microchip is also a legal means to prove ownership of a pet.