A microchip identifies your dog if he or she ever gets lost.  When a dog is found, the shelter or veterinarian will scan for a microchip to help that dog find its way home. Please be sure to keep your contact information current with the microchip registry (such as AKC Reunite). If your dog is lost, notify your local shelters and rescues as well as social media groups for your neighborhood and city. Place signs at major intersections.