Don't forget to update your details - and stay together forever
It is important to remember to keep your dog’s details updated and to check your chip! If you move house or change your phone number, you must contact your microchip database provider to let them know. Sadly, a number of owners forget to do this and run the risk of never being reunited with their dog. Not only it is a legal requirement to ensure that your contact details are up-to-date, but the microchip is useless without them.
It’s simple to update the details for your dog’s microchip; you can do it online, by telephone or by post – depending on which database your chip is registered to. Charges for updating your contact details will vary across microchip database providers.
If you are unsure of who your microchip provider is, please contact one of the below databases who will be able to tell you who you are registered with. If you do not know your dog’s microchip number, you will need to have your dog scanned at a vets or alternatively by one of our campaign teams at a Community Event.
UK Microchip Databases
If you have bought a puppy from a breeder, it is important that you apply for a transfer of keepership and register the puppy’s microchip details to your name and address. You will need to contact the correct microchip database to change the details. It is a legal requirement for all breeders of puppies to microchip and register their own details prior to sale. The microchip MUST at first be registered to the breeder and it is breaking the law if the breeder offers to chip and register directly into your name.