After only having our dog for a month, she got out of the yard and we lost her. After putting up numerous flyers and hoping that someone would find her and get her scanned, she would be returned. It ended up that someone had found her and ended up keeping her. After 7 years, they decided they did not want her anymore and dropped her off at the VET. Thank goodness for the chip, we were contacted and finally reunited after 7 years. We are so glad to have her back. She was really missed.