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Microchip identification is the most reliable way to reunite lost pets with their owners.


Helping Your Pets Return Safe & Sound

One of the most heartbreaking and debilitating things to go through in life is realizing that your pet is missing and having no idea where to even look. They’re all you can think about as you await their return, hoping and praying that they’re okay. Thousands of lost pets are put into shelters monthly, even though they have a loving family searching for them. The good news is that there is an affordable and incredibly simple way to solve this problem.


Microchip identification helps return an estimated 8,000 lost cats, dogs, and other animals to their homes every day. Pet ID chips are the most reliable way to reunite pets with their owners and provide peace of mind.

What Is a Microchip?

Basically, a microchip is a minuscule tracking chip inside of a biocompatible capsule that is no bigger than a grain of rice. Once registered, the chip will transmit radio waves with your pet’s specific tracking number and your contact information. When a pet is found, its owner is able to be contacted immediately. Simple as that!

Why should I microchip my pet?

Microchip identification is the most reliable way to find lost pets and return them home with their owners. The procedure is safe, easy, and inexpensive.

When should I microchip my pet?

Some owners feel that their pet doesn't need identification because they stay indoors, but in our experience, these are the most likely to become lost when they accidentally get outside. As separation from your cat or dog can happen all too easily, permanent identification by microchipping is critical. Every pet should have microchip identification as the procedure can be done at any age.

How does microchipping work?

The small microchip (the size of a grain of rice) is injected under the skin between the shoulder blades of your pet in a relatively harmless veterinary procedure. The chip is permanent, lasting the whole life of the pet. Your information has to be registered with your bar code number so that you can be contacted if your pet ever becomes lost.

If a pet is found, all animal care facilities (shelters, hospitals, etc.) will scan the pet for a microchip using a special microchip reader that is simply waved over the skin. Once a microchip is found, a special hotline is called, and the lost pet is reported. The pet owner is then called immediately and given the contact information about where to pick up their pet.

Placing a Microchip

The process of placing a microchip in your pet is quick, affordable, and no more painful than your pet’s annual vaccinations. The microchip, which is no bigger than a grain of rice, will be safely inserted under the skin at the back of your pet’s neck, between their shoulder blades.

We’ll confirm your information and check the implanted chip to ensure it is working properly. There is no recovery period for your pet, but it is recommended that you keep them calm for 24 hours after implantation to ensure proper placement of the microchip.

A common misconception is that microchips are only for dogs. This is not true at all — especially since most cats don’t wear collars, it’s actually even more important that they be chipped.

Microchip Your Pets in Tulsa

The choice is simple! In case your pet has gone missing, you don’t have to worry. Know that when they are found, you will be contacted immediately. The process is safe, low cost, and the most effective method to recover your pet.

Looking for your pet?

Click here to access the Universal Pet Microchip Lookup.