Microchipping involves having an identification tag inserted painlessly into your dog.
- A microchip is a tiny metal device which is injected under a dog's skin between its shoulder blades. It helps to identify dogs if they go missing or are stolen
- Every chip has its own unique ID number
- This number matches information about your dog held on a nationwide database, along with your contact details. You provide this information when the chip is fitted
- Most local vets will insert a microchip into your dog.
If your dog is found by our dog wardens or the police, they'll check to see if it has been fitted with a chip. If it has, they'll check the ID number against the database to return your dog to you.
You must have a microchip number for your dog and you will be asked for the microchip number when you apply for a dog licence.
Remember to keep your contact details up-to-date on our microchipping database! If you change your telephone number or address, let us know so your dog can be returned to you if it ever gets lost.
T: 03000 132 132
E: Environmental Health Department