By law, all dogs are required to be microchipped by eight weeks of age and that the chip is registered with the correct information.
Microchipping is a quick and painless procedure in which a small microchip is inserted under the skin on the neck and contains a unique number. The owner’s details are recorded on a national database and are matched to the unique number.
Microchipping for dogs at events organised by the dog wardens is £11 per animal.
Microchipping of dogs and cats in customer's own home is £17 per animal.
Animal Warden attendance with warrant is £128
Plus additional costs if -
- joiner required
- police attendance
- vet attendance
Events often take place around the city offering microchipping for dogs (no cats). Appointments are not necessary, just turn up.
Keeping information up to date
It is important that owner details are kept up to date to make sure your pet is returned if it is lost. Once your dog or cat is microchipped, you must keep the registration details up to date.
This includes changes to -
- telephone number
If your dog is considered as a stray and taken to our kennels you may have to pay a statutory fee.
You can update the registered details by contacting one of the following organisations (make sure you have the chip number) -
If you do not know the chip number you can -
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
- visit a local veterinary practice or rescue centre who can scan your pet
Visit the Dogs Trust website for more information.