Friday October 07, 2016
Important notice if you have your dog microchipped with pettrace.
If you receive a text message on your mobile phone telling you to re-register your dog with Fido then please note this IS a legitimate message.
New laws came into effect from April the 1st 2016 meaning every dog needs to be microchipped and the owner of the dog has to hold a certificate to prove the dog is chipped. The Department of Environment have authorised some databases to issue the new certs but the DSPCA (pet trace) cannot do so. If we send out one of our certificates it will not qualify to meet this new law so with effect we have stopped issuing our certificates to avoid any confusion.
This does not affect your dog's Microchip in anyway, if your dog becomes lost he/she can still be traced back to you via pet trace it only affects the certificate status.
If you wish to apply for one of the new approved certificates you can go onto Fido's website https://www.fido.ie/chipcheck