All dogs (except stock-herding farm dogs) in New Zealand registered for the first time must be microchipped within two months of their registration date. Microchips last for life and links your dog to you as its owner - if your dog is lost or stolen, you’ll have a much higher chance of being reunited.
Most vets provide microchipping services, and our pounds hold microchipping sessions once a week. Animal control staff can also scan your dog and provide a certificate for an existing chip. For more information about council-run microchipping, contact our customer support team on 0800 924 723.
Once your dog is microchipped, you must provide Council with a copy of the microchip certificate by post, email or by dropping in.