Look at that pitiful sign below. You have all seen them. I sure hope that dear lost pet was microchipped. Chip your new pet as soon as you acquire him or her. Microchipping is a no-brainer. Everyone pet that was lost was the one that the owner said, "Oh, he'll never get out of my sight". Sigh - BS. Some breeders say wait until your pet is spayed or neutered to microchip them - what terrible advice.