Any pup born from 1st June 2015 onwards must be must be microchipped and registered on an approved database by the time they reach the age of twelve weeks of age or if they leave the property on which they were born before the age of twelve weeks.

The same regulations apply to all dogs of any age since March 31st 2016. So if your dog is not microchipped or registered correctly then please call into one of our five veterinary clinics on Dublin’s northside. We can easily check your pet for a microchip and also check if he/ she has a chip that is registered on an approved database. This is a free of charge service that we provide and only takes a couple of minutes. Alternatively , if you know your dog’s microchip number and want to check for yourself if it’s registered, then go onto There are thousands of dogs in Ireland that are microchipped but not registered so it is so important to check this if in doubt.

If your dog is microchipped but not registered with an approved database then you will need to go to and follow the instructions to get him/ her registered. There is a small fee involved. Alternatively you can make an appointment to have us at Anicare register the chip for you. Again, you will need to bring in your proof of address and proof of identity. There is a small fee involved.

Currently approved databases are as follows:

• Animark

• Fido

• Irish Coursing Club

• Irish Kennel Club

If your dog is not yet microchipped then please make an appointment for this to be done as soon as possible at one of our veterinary clinics in Clontarf, Glasnevin, Santry, Blanchardstown or Palmerstown. The cost is €35, including implantation and registration. It only take 10 minutes to do. For the appointment you will need to bring in a proof of address (e.g recent utility bill) and photo identification (e.g. passport or drivers licence)…and of course bring along your precious pooch!

Owners who do not have their pets microchipped now face a fine. Microchipping and registering your dog ensures responsible pet ownership and is in all of our interests.Check your Pet’s Microchip is Correctly Registered for Free!

If you need any more information please call into one of our Dublin vet clinics to ask a member of staff or check out or and search ‘FAQs dog microchipping’.

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