What is a microchip?
A microchip is a permanent method of electronic identification. The chip itself is very small – about the size of a grain of rice – and is implanted just under the skin between the shoulder blades at the back of your pet’s neck. Each chip has a unique number that is detected using a microchip scanner. The microchip number is recorded on a microchip database registry with details about the animal and owner. Pet owners need to ensure their contact details are recorded on the database against their pet’s microchip number. Should your pet wander or become lost, vets, animal shelters and local councils can scan your pet for a microchip and contact you via the database.
Source: RSPCA website
Can we get a microchip while at Patty’s Pups?
Yes, you can request a microchip to be inserted during your visit with us. It’s no more invasive than a vaccination. We will register your puppy’s unique microchip ID at that time. There is a $30 fee to cover the cost of the microchip and a one-time registration fee. We use AKC Reunite as the registrar. You will also receive an ID tag (for your puppy’s collar) and extra microchip ID stickers for use by your Vet.