Whats new with your dog(s) and Microchipping your dog

Published 27 Mar 2023

Has/Have your dog(s) moved somewhere new?

  • What about you?
  • Is/are your pet(s) living with a new family?
  • Has/have your pet(s) passed away?

Please give us a call to let us know what’s new with your dog.
We’ll update your mates registration record for you.

Council is happy to answer any questions you may have.

All dogs registered in New Zealand for the first time must be microchipped within two months of registration (with the exception of farm dogs used for stock control).

A microchip is a simple and permanent way of identifying your dog. The main benefit is that we can link your dog to you so in the event that it is lost or stolen we are able to get your pet back to you when it is found.

If your dog fits the microchipping criteria but is yet to be microchipped, please ensure you contact your local vet to arrange this service and then present your microchip certificate at any of our Service Centres so we can update your dog’s details. If you have already microchipped your dog but want be sure that we have been provided with the information, please contact us and we can let you know.