Do you have to pay for PETtrac? You might be surprised to learn that we receive no government funding for providing this service. The price paid at the time of having the MicroChip implanted is for paying to have it implanted and for the MicroChip itself.

How do I update my avid microchip information? If you have Premium Membership, you may update your information at You may also call PETtrac at 1-800-336-2843 option 5 and a pet recovery specialist will assist you over the telephone.

How do I register my PETtrac microchip?

Updating Your Pet’s MicroChip Details
  1. – You will need to create AND activate an account, if you do not already have one.
  2. – Once logged in, click on the orange button titled “Link your pet
  3. – Enter the number and follow the instructions to start the application to transfer.
  4. Click here to get started.

Is there a dog microchip database? The Animal Tracker microchip database is fully compliant with current legislation relating to registration and record keeping for dogs. Animal Tracker operates a 24 hour telephone number for lost and found pets which is manned 365 days a year.

Do you have to pay for PETtrac? – Additional Questions

How can I check my dog’s microchip details?

You can also contact the database team over the phone. To find out whether your dog is microchipped, or to find out the microchip number, take them along to your local vet and have them scanned. Once you have the microchip number, you can use a chip checker online to find out who they’re registered with.

How can I check my dogs microchip number?

Ask your vet

Your vet will likely have a record of your pet’s microchip number, so a quick call might be able to clear this up for you. If your vet was responsible for microchipping your pet, they will more than likely have a record of the number in your pet’s file.

How do I trace a microchip number?

Enter the microchip number here to search the PetLink database. This search is used to find lost and found pets and will return pet information for microchips registered with PetLink. This search also utilizes the AAHA Universal Pet Microchip Lookup Tool to search other U.S. based microchip registries.

How many pet microchip databases are there?

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

Which microchip registry is best?

To be safest, we recommend that you register your pet’s microchip both with the manufacturer’s registry and with the Found Animals registry. Found Animals: This registry is “universal” & completely free and is part of the Found Animal Foundation, a non-profit working hard to help more pets stay in their homes.

How do I change my microchip details without a previous owner?

Changing microchip details without previous owner

You can take the pet to a shelter or a vet to get it scanned. They will be able to tell you which company the microchip is registered with. They will also provide you with the unique microchip code.

How can I legally get my dog back from my ex?

As mentioned above, if you believe someone stole your dog, you can consider filing a police report stating that your dog has been stolen. The police may take action or they may say they don’t get involved in “civil” disputes (which means you have to pursue your dispute in court).

Can a 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.

Does the vet register the microchip?

While the responsibility for ensuring details are recorded or updated on the database is the responsibility of the keeper, in reality many veterinary practices will take on the responsibility for registering details of the keeper for any microchips that they implant.

Do pet microchips expire?

When a microchip scanner is passed over the pet, the microchip gets enough power from the scanner to transmit the microchip’s ID number. Since there’s no battery and no moving parts, there’s nothing to keep charged, wear out, or replace. The microchip will last your pet’s lifetime.

How long does a microchip last in a dog?

How long do microchips last? Microchips are designed to work for 25 years.

Can I change my dog’s microchip details online?

I need to update my details on my pet’s microchip. If your pet is already microchipped and registered on the Microchip Central database, you can update the details on your account. This means you can change your address should you move, or update your phone number or email address.

Can dogs have 2 microchips?

If you know your pet has more than one microchip implanted, make sure you keep the database information updated for each microchip. People don’t routinely assume there’s more than one microchip (because it is very uncommon), so they will try to find the owner based on the registry number of the microchip they detect.

Do you have to pay to register a microchip?

If you have a basic pet owner account it means that either when you changed the microchip registration from the breeder to yourself using a transfer code it was free of charge, or if you did not use a registration/transfer code then you opted for the basic membership when registering.

How do I change my address on my microchip?

In order to change the owner or address information on your dog or cat’s microchip, you’ll need to: Find out which database your microchip is stored on using Check-a-Chip by PETtrac. Contact the database by calling or logging into your account online.

Can a dogs microchip move?

It’snot uncommon for the chip to move slightly, especially in dogs with looser skinor bigger dogs who are super active. “Sometimes if it’s a reallyactive dog, it may move to one shoulder or the other shoulder – but it’s stillin the general vicinity of where you put it,” Hornsby said.

Is it a legal requirement to microchip a dog?

It’s a legal requirement for all dogs in England, Wales and Scotland to be microchipped and wear a collar with an ID tag. It’s also the best way for your dog to be identified should they go missing.