Microchip numbers are likely to contain 9, 10, or 15 characters.
Pet Chip Registry is designed to give busy veterinarians, animal shelters and rescue groups, easy access to registered owners of lost pets.
If your pet’s microchip hasn’t been registered yet, you should register it as soon as possible.
If you’ve already registered it in the microchip manufacturer’s database, now is a great time to check it and make sure the information is accurate and up to date.
This registration is what keeps your contact information accessible when your pet’s microchip number is entered into the search engine.
When your pet is registered, your contact information will be accessible for emergency veterinarians, animal shelters and rescue groups or public use whenever the microchip number is entered or inquired about.
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) encourages pet owners to do three things to maintain your pet’s microchip: Keeping your pet’s microchip information up to date greatly increases the chances you’ll be reunited with your pet.
If your pet becomes lost and the information in the microchip registry database isn’t current, the shelter or veterinary staff won’t have a way to contact you. And updating your pet’s microchip information can easily slip your mind.
The Pet Address search engine allows you to search for the microchip number of a pet in various animal databases.
Simply type the microchip number in the search field; then click to search.
You can also complete a Microchip numbers do not contain the letters I or O but may contain the numbers ONE and ZERO instead.
Enter only microchip numbers with no *asterisk -hyphens spaces, words or commas.
As a helpful reminder, the AVMA and the American Animal Hospital Association created “Check the Chip Day” to encourage pet owners to check their pet’s microchip information annually and keep it up to date.