From 6 April 2016 all dogs in England, Scotland and Wales will be legally required to be microchipped and their details registered on one of the authorised databases such as Petlog. Northern Ireland has already introduced this measure.
The idea behind this move, which has been campaigned for by numerous animal pressure groups working collectively as the Microchipping Alliance, a group which includes the British Veterinary Association, the Kennel Club, the Dogs Trust and the RSPCA, is to encourage all dog owners to take responsibility for keeping their pet.
To assist in ensuring that dogs in our area are microchipped Central Bark will be offering free chipping to those attending our daycare facility, training classes, grooming or private training. Furthermore dogs entering the facility will be scanned and offered a free microchip should they not already have one.
If you wish to have your pet chipped and do not attend our facility the cost of chipping is £5.
For more information on the new legislation and help with keeping your pets chip up to date please visit the site below.