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Which is the best dog microchip database?

Which is the best dog microchip database?

To be safest, we recommend that you register your pet’s microchip both with the manufacturer’s registry and with the Found Animals registry.

  • HomeAgain.
  • AKC Reunite.
  • AVID.
  • PetLink.
  • 24PetWatch.
  • ACA’s Microchip Animal Rapid Recovery Services.
  • Homeward Bound Pet.
  • Petkey.

Is there a microchip database?

Register Your Pet’s Microchip Pet Microchip is an Official National Database searched daily by animal welfare organizations looking to reunite lost pets with their owners. Creating access and awareness for lost pets and their owners.

What is a Defra compliant database?

There are 15 Defra compliant pet microchip databases in the UK. They work by “talking” to each other. These databases can be used to register dogs, cats and any other pet. (Apart from horses they have a separate database which can be found HERE.)

How do I change the details on my dog’s microchip?

Contact the implanter of the MicroChip, if not your usual vet. Take your pet to be scanned at the local vet, rescue centre or dog wardens service….Update Your Pet’s MicroChip Details

  1. 15 digit number – e.g. 977200000000000.
  2. 10 digit number – e.g. 111111112A.
  3. 9/13 digit number – e.g. AVID*012*345*378.

How many microchip databases are there?

There is currently a total of 14 national databases with which pet owners can choose to register their animals.

Does it cost to change microchip details?

If you have recently bought a pet and want to change the name, you can do this once you have accepted the transfer and the pet is in your account. Just click ‘Edit Pet Details’, update the name and click ‘Save’. Updating the pet’s name is free of charge once you have paid the transfer fee.

Can you scan a microchip with your phone?

Unfortunately, no. A smart phone can not and will not ever be able to read a pet’s microchip. There are no apps for iphone or android that do this and there never will be. There will never be an iphone, android- google, samsung or otherwise that will ever have that capability.

How do I check if my microchip is registered?

Look Up the Chip If a microchip is detected by the scanner, it will reveal the microchip’s unique number. You then need to check the microchip at This tool will tell you which organization your chip is registered with. Then go to that registry and look up your microchip’s number again.

How do I find my microchip details?

The microchip number is stored digitally within the microchip that has been implanted in the animal. If someone uses a microchip scanner to scan the animal then the microchip number will be displayed. Vets, Welfare Organisations, Dog Wardens and many others will have access to a microchip scanner.

Is a dog microchip proof of ownership?

Is a microchip proof of ownership? No- not in itself. You are therefore advised to keep other records e.g. receipts, documentation at the time of the purchase of your dog, in case you ever need to prove ownership.

Can my vet change microchip details?

Changing your details at your vet will not change your microchip details, as these are held by a separate company. This is the same if you rehome an animal which is already microchipped.