Now that I have microchipped my pet, do I also need to register him in a database? Yes! Simply microchipping your pet isn’t enough – you need to register the microchip and your contact details into a database so your information can be found in the event you are separated from your pet. Wouldn’t you want your pet’s home details registered on the most reliable, free animal identification database in the world? It is the cheapest insurance you’ll ever buy, because it’s free for the life of your pet and can be used by anyone. No registration fee; no maintenance fees; no fee to update your contact information; no fees at all as long as you register your pet with FreePetChipRegistry.com.
How much does it cost to register my pet? Although many companies charge an annual fees to register pets, there is no cost to use FreePetChipRegistry™. You can register any brand of microchip, add as many pets as you like, and update your information for free online 24/7/365.
How do I complete an initial registration?
- Go the FreePetChipRegistry.com home page and click on the “Register Your Pet Now” button. It’s at the top left hand side of the page.
- Input the correct ID, information about your pet, and your contact information, Username and Password.
- Hit the “Register” button and you are done!
Can a microchip replace my pet’s collar and tags? No. A microchip is a backup to collar tags, not a replacement. Your pet should continue to wear his collar and tags. The most important information on your pet’s tag is your current telephone number.
Does a microchip have a GPS tracking device? No. You cannot get information on a lost pet’s location directly from the microchip. It is only when your lost pet is found, scanned, and searched in an online registry that someone will be able to contact you. This is why it is critical to keep your contact information current in an online microchip registry.
It is a good idea to register your microchip at http://www.foundanimals.org/ also
If you do not have internet access you may also register your chip by calling 1-888-546-7615