Find out about dog microchipping and where to get your dog microchipped in the county.
On 6 April 2016, in England and Wales, it became law that all dogs aged 8 weeks old or over must be fitted with a microchip. If you already have a dog, and it is not microchipped, we recommend you have your pet fitted with an identification microchip.
Always use a registered breeder. From 6 April 2016, breeders are responsible for microchipping the puppy before it is sold. Always check the puppy is microchipped before taking it home.
Where can I get my dog microchipped?
Your local vet
You can get your dog microchipped by your vet.
Benefits of dog microchipping
Neighbourhood wardens and vets routinely check for identification microchips which means your dog can be returned to you if it becomes lost, stray, is found hurt, or is stolen.
Can I get other pets microchipped?
For microchipping of other animals please contact your vet.
In partnership with
- Dogs Trust
- Stray Aid
- Customer Services
- 03000 26 0000