Dog microchipping: What you need to know | London

By law in England all dogs must be microchipped by the time they’re 8 weeks old. You can be fined up to £500 if your dog isn’t microchipped.

Your dog’s microchip must be fitted by a trained professional, for example a vet. You can ask the following to microchip your dog for free –
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, Blue Cross centres, Dogs Trust. A dog is only exempt if a vet certifies they cannot be microchipped for health reasons.

The owner is responsible for keeping the dog’s microchip information up to date, for example if you move house.

Contact the database company your dog is registered with to update any of your details.

You can check the microchip number if you don’t know which database your dog is registered on.

If you don’t have the microchip number, you can ask any of the following to scan your dog for it: a vet, a dog warden, a dog rescue centre.

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