If you move house or change your phone number, you must contact your microchip database provider to let them know.Sadly, a number of owners forget to do this and run the risk of never being reunited with their dog.The microchip MUST at first be registered to the breeder and it is breaking the law if the breeder offers to chip and register directly into your name.microchip that is registered to his or her previous owner, please fill out the Ownership Transfer Form to ensure the correct person is notified if your pet goes missing and is subsequently found. In order to complete your pet's ownership transfer you are required to provide proof of ownership.But just as important as having your pet microchipped is keeping the microchip registration information up to date.
If you are unsure of who your microchip provider is, please contact one of the below databases who will be able to tell you who you are registered with.
Please submit one of the following documents with your ownership transfer request: Veterinary bills are not accepted as proof of ownership.
Shelters or rescues may send ownership transfer requests provided they do so on their letterhead.
To raise awareness about the importance of updating microchip registration information, AAHA and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) established Check the Chip Day (August 15) in an effort to ensure more happy endings for lost or stolen pets.
If you cannot find your pet’s registry by searching on petaddress please contact your vet or microchip implanter to find out which database your pet is listed in.