FREE Microchipping from Dogs Trust
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FREE Microchipping from Dogs Trust

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Found 8th Sep 2014
was posted approx 9 months ago, this is a great reminder or new for newbies

Please call your nearest rehoming centre to make an appointment.
**By March 2015 in Wales and April 2016 in England.

FREE Microchipping from Dogs Trust
You can now have your dog microchipped free of charge at a Dogs Trust rehoming centre, or at an event near you…and now even at your local vet*!
Microchipping helps identify your dog if lost or stolen and it will soon be a legal obligation for all dogs to be chipped**– so don’t miss out.

Click here to find out where and when to get your dog chipped for FREE at one of our microchipping events.
Click here for your nearest vet offering FREE microchipping from Dogs Trust.
Click here to find your nearest Dogs Trust rehoming centre for FREE dog microchipping.


DON’T FORGET TO KEEP THOSE CHIP DETAILS UPDATED!

Once your dog has been chipped, if you move house or change your telephone number you MUST update your details on the microchipping database as soon as possible – you can only be reunited with your dog if your contact details are correct.

It’s really quite simple to do; if you need to update the details for your dog’s microchip, you can do so on the phone, online or via post – it depends on the database your dog is registered on.

Don’t worry if you are not sure which microchip database your dog’s chip is registered on, simply contact any of the below databases and they will redirect to the appropriate one.

Here are the contact numbers for the database your dog would normally be registered with in the UK:

Anibase 01904 487600
PetIdentity UK 01744 733229
PetLog 0844 4633999
Pet Protect 0800 0778558
Pettrac 0800 6529977
Smarttrac 0844 5420999

Please Note:

At the free chipping events…

•You can bring more than one dog to the event.

•We can chip puppies, but strongly recommend that they are fully vaccinated.

•We cannot chip cats or other pets.

At participating vets…

•*Please call 0330 123 0334 to find your nearest participating vet to make an appointment.

•Vets cannot chip cats or other pets through our campaign.

At Dogs Trust rehoming centres…

Please call your nearest rehoming centre to make an appointment.

**By March 2015 in Wales and April 2016 in England.

22 Comments

Banned

Thanks for sharing this, we are getting a puppy in a month or so and this is really handy as I just checked and our local vet is part of the participating vets

Cheers

Heat

I bought my dog a year ago and it had already been chipped but no idea who the previous owner was. Hes still sign to his previous owners and am finding it impossible to get the details changed. My mum also has the same problem has tried contacting the previous owners of her lab they took on and no reply and cant change the chipping details. HELP anyone else had the same problem?

Does this free chiping apply in aberdeen too?

Thanks OP. Totally forgot about this, to be honest I thought this offer was expired. Recently got a pup and nearly chocked when our vet wanted £80. Will get in contact with them this week. My nearest dogs trust offer this. You're a star!

henners83

I bought my dog a year ago and it had already been chipped but no idea … I bought my dog a year ago and it had already been chipped but no idea who the previous owner was. Hes still sign to his previous owners and am finding it impossible to get the details changed. My mum also has the same problem has tried contacting the previous owners of her lab they took on and no reply and cant change the chipping details. HELP anyone else had the same problem?


You can get a change of ownership form from Petlog, and you might be able to get the basic details of the previous owner from the vet's scanner.. Have you seen if that's enough to fill out the paperwork? Especially as the original owner won't be contesting the change when they get mailed.

The RSPCA and such must have to deal with this problem from time to time, maybe they have a solution?
Edited by: "Donna80" 8th Sep 2014

If you get the chip number & contact the register - petlog or anibase are the common ones.- they will write to the owner they have listed and if no response in ,I think, three weeks you will be able to register the dog in your name.

Not available in Scotland:-(

Donna80

You can get a change of ownership form from Petlog, and you might be able … You can get a change of ownership form from Petlog, and you might be able to get the basic details of the previous owner from the vet's scanner.. Have you seen if that's enough to fill out the paperwork? Especially as the original owner won't be contesting the change when they get mailed.The RSPCA and such must have to deal with this problem from time to time, maybe they have a solution?




petlog.org.uk/med…pdf

Donna80

You can get a change of ownership form from Petlog, and you might be able … You can get a change of ownership form from Petlog, and you might be able to get the basic details of the previous owner from the vet's scanner.. Have you seen if that's enough to fill out the paperwork? Especially as the original owner won't be contesting the change when they get mailed.The RSPCA and such must have to deal with this problem from time to time, maybe they have a solution?




petlog.org.uk/med…pdf

Can any dog be chipped, or does it have to be a German Shepherd if I want to play mame?

Original Poster

Holly1985

Thanks for sharing this, we are getting a puppy in a month or so and this … Thanks for sharing this, we are getting a puppy in a month or so and this is really handy as I just checked and our local vet is part of the participating vets



great news holly

Original Poster

lkscoltand

Thanks OP. Totally forgot about this, to be honest I thought this offer … Thanks OP. Totally forgot about this, to be honest I thought this offer was expired. Recently got a pup and nearly chocked when our vet wanted £80. Will get in contact with them this week. My nearest dogs trust offer this. You're a star!



glad to help

pinkmelonsmr2

was posted approx 9 months ago

Two months ago, actually: hotukdeals.com/fre…479

Warning a dog can only be microchipped once, so do research on the microchip/database company BEFORE the implant. Petlog (database) is the best, a lot of scanners will alert the user to lost/stolen pets when checking a Petlog chip. Petlog also covers Europe. The one to avoid like the plague is SmartChip / SmartTrac their database is very unreliable, are not recognised by the UK microchip trade association. Most Vets/Dog Charities would not dream of using them, they tend to only be used by dodgy breeders and cash in hand businesses looking for a quick buck. Ask to see insurance covering microchipping if not a vets, also ask for the first six digits of the microchip (this identifies the chip company), if it's 900118 then run for the hills!

When considering who to use for microchipping don't just go for the cheapest (although I very much doubt Dog Trust's free are bad chips), There is only a couple of pounds difference in good to bad chips.

If you lose your dog at 6pm on a Friday and it's taken to a dog warden, police station, vet etc, if it's a Petlog registered microchip then chances you will get a call as soon as the dog has been scanned as all the above have access to the Petlog database either online or via the 24 hour phone line. If it's a bad company they wont have access to the database and will probably have to wait until Monday morning 9am before contacting the microchip company to get the details. Which will mean that not only will your poor pet be scared and alone over the weekend you will also have a huge boarding fee to pay and will probably have to travel many miles to collect your pet.

I wonder if I put a collar and lead on my 17 years son if they'll chip him. If not I might take him down the vets and get him neutered (_;)

irishlassie1978

Not available in Scotland:-(




aye well you all wanna leave the UK don't ya anyway

0dd8a11

When considering who to use for microchipping don't just go for the … When considering who to use for microchipping don't just go for the cheapest (although I very much doubt Dog Trust's free are bad chips), There is only a couple of pounds difference in good to bad chips.If you lose your dog at 6pm on a Friday and it's taken to a dog warden, police station, vet etc, if it's a Petlog registered microchip then chances you will get a call as soon as the dog has been scanned as all the above have access to the Petlog database either online or via the 24 hour phone line. If it's a bad company they wont have access to the database and will probably have to wait until Monday morning 9am before contacting the microchip company to get the details. Which will mean that not only will your poor pet be scared and alone over the weekend you will also have a huge boarding fee to pay and will probably have to travel many miles to collect your pet.



The vets where i work are using Pet Log for these microchips, i've only ever really heard of Pet Log being used, it's the most popular, so i'd say it would be hard to find anywhere not using it. If not, the form you sign has details at the top and each practice under the practice details states where the chip will be registered to.

irishlassie1978

Not available in Scotland:-(



I had my dog chipped yesterday free in Glasgow so very much available in Scotland.

Had my new puppy done - great scheme!
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