Microchipping your dog
Information on dog microchipping and how to get your dog microchipped for free by our animal wardens.
Published: 16 January 2021
Last updated: 4 May 2021
It is a legal requirement to have your dog microchipped. You must make sure your dog is fitted with a microchip by the time it’s eight weeks old. If you haven’t had your dog microchipped, you may be fined or prosecuted.
Our animal wardens can microchip your dog for free. To book a visit from a warden, please email [email protected]
We recommend that you microchip other companion animals such as cats and rabbits in case they escape or become lost. Please ask your vet for further details about how you can micro-chip your pet.
When you buy a puppy, you should ask for proof a microchip has been fitted, as breeders need to ensure this before they are sold.
You can ask to see any of the following as proof:
You must make sure the microchip details are updated once you have bought the dog. You are responsible for keeping your dog’s microchip information up to date.