Yes, your puppy is permanently identified with a microchip that has been implanted under the skin between the shoulder blades. The chip is the size and shape of a grain of rice. It can move around the neck and shoulder region until it finds a place to settle. Animal shelters know to scan the entire region in the event a pet ends up in their care. The microchip number appears on the CKC registration papers. We are registered as the emergency contact unless you wish to provide an alternate person.