How To Register Your Rescue Dogs Microchip from Overseas

Whether you are adopting a dog through Adopt My Pawfect Match or you have adopted else where, it’s important to ensure that ownership of your dog has been formally transferred to your name, so the information linked to your pet's ID chip is accurate and current!

All our dogs are fully vet checked, behaviourally assessed, treated for fleas and worms, microchipped & natured (if of age) before rehoming!

So how do you register your rescue dogs overseas microchip once he's arrived?

Where can I find my Pets Microchip Number?

The microchip number will be shown on the import permit for your pet, the vaccine booklet, and the rabies titer test (if applicable).

Is it important to register your dogs chip?

Yes! It's right at the top of the 'Most Important Things to do as a Dog Mum' List! In many countries, including the UK, it is a legal requirement, and also every animal that travels internationally must be chipped. Not only that but by having a current microchip can often be the only way to reunite you with your pet if he goes missing.

What are the other benefits of having a microchip?

Microchipping dogs is the most permanent and secure means to ensure they can be identified if they are ever parted from you. While ID tags and similar identification methods are other awesome ideas, they can still be easily removed by other people, or get easily lost if your Rescue decides to go for a dig or swim. In some documented cases, owners have been found for dogs that have gone missing sometimes even years after the event, because of the details held on the chip.

With Dozens of microchip registries available, how do you know which one to choose?

We always recommend reaching out to your vets at your initial appointment to see what database they currently recommend. In the UK, PetLog is the most popular and user-friendly system we have found. Simply head over to and select the "I want to record my pet's Overseas Microchip". The total cost for the transfer is £17 for the life of your dog or cat.