All dogs in the ACT must be microchipped.
Microchipping is not an alternative to registration and both are compulsory.
Microchipping is a safe procedure where a silicon chip, approximately the size of a grain of rice, is implanted under the skin of the animal. The procedure takes less than a minute and, once inserted, the chip cannot be lost. A dog or cat of any age can be microchipped.
Few animals show any signs of discomfort during this simple and quick procedure.
Dogs can be microchipped by Domestic Animal Services, the RSPCA or any veterinarian.
Microchipping is an effective way for animal shelters and vets to identify lost dogs and cats for quick return to their owners.
If you've ever lost your pet you'll understand the stress and upset it can cause to the whole family. Having your dog or cat microchipped is a simple and easy way to reduce the anguish and it could save your pet's life.
If you move house, you should update both your pet's registration and microchipping records to reflect the details are updated. To update your contact details for your dogs registration please email DAS at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Access Canberra on 13 22 81. To update your details for your dogs microchip, please visit www.petaddress.com.au/.