Free Microchipping for Your Dog through the Dogs Trust
What is a microchip?
Why is Dogs Trust offering free microchipping?
How do I go about getting my dog microchipped?
How and where is the microchip implanted?
Will it hurt my dog?
How are the owners traced?
What does the new law mean?
Do I have to pay to update my details?
Is there a fine/penalty if I don’t get my dog microchipped?
All dogs aged 8 weeks and over must now be microchipped (as of 6th April 2016). To be considered as microchipped, a microchip must have been implanted into your dog and your details recorded on an approved database. If your dog does not have a microchip, or if your current details are not recorded on an approved database, you may be served a notice giving you 21 days to comply. If you do not comply with the notice, you could face a fine of up to £500 on conviction. Alternatively an enforcer, such as a dog warden, may seize your dog, microchip it and register the details and then recover the cost from you.