There are 16 DEFRA-compliant national pet microchip databases in the UK. Register your pet with one of the government-approved databases and keep your details up to date for the best chance of reunification when your pet goes missing.
Logging your pet’s microchip with an approved database is important – we outline what they may or may not do in terms of helping assist in the unfortunate circumstances that your pet goes missing.
If you’ve wondered how to transfer your pet’s microchip details – here’s a guide on how to do this – making life easier to manage all your pet’s details in one place.
Simply storing your details concerning your pet’s microchip on a government-approved database is not enough to prove ‘ownership’ of your dog but it can go along way to helping. Here’s the other things you should keep to prove you own your dog.
Having a pet microchip implanted in your dog is compulsory – our pet panel survey delves into understanding whether pet owners understand the importance of microchipping and what is required of them to keep their pet safe.
UK Pet Chip Registry is not an approved UK government microchipping database. Read more as to what you should do next if you’ve accidentally signed up.