In the UK it is compulsory to have your dog microchipped. Microchipping is a safe, simple and quick procedure that ensures that, should your dog get lost, a local police station or the RSPCA centre are able to identify your dog and therefore you as his owner.
If you have rescued a dog through the Wild at Heart Foundation, your dog will arrive with a microchip that is registered to its country of origin. We recommend that you re-register your dog and its microchip to the country you live in. This will override the previous registration.
There are a number of organisations that manage databases of microchipped dog's details. We recommend Petlog who currently hold around seven million pet owners on their system. They have a good reputation and their website is easy to use and update should you move house for example.
To register, you need to go to provide your details to Petlog by completing this form.
You will need to pay a one-off fee of £16 to register your dog. The form needs to be posted to Petlog and they will send you confirmation of the registration of your dog. Your registration will last for the lifetime of your pet while under your care.
Once your dog is microchipped and registered the details will be stored on their database along with the unique 15 digit code (which is detailed in your pet passport) and your name, phone, email and address details.
If you have any questions about microchipping or registration please contact us.