What is a microchip?
A microchip is a rice-sized radio-frequency identification device (RFID), that is quickly and painlessly inserted under your pet's skin. It is not a GPS, but a permanent form of ID that can be registered in our recovery database, which holds info about the pet and its owner.
How to microchip your pet:
Start by visiting a shelter or vet clinic. Most vet clinics can perform the procedure while your pet is awake or under general anesthetic, and usually try to complete it during another routine procedure such as spaying or neutering. However, microchipping can also be done on its own and is not painful for your pet.
Many shelters will ensure that dogs and cats are microchipped prior to adoption. However, please confirm with the shelter directly to be sure.
What happens after you microchip your pet?
Register your pet’s microchip number online through our microchip portal or by calling us at 1-866-375-7387.
It's important to ensure that your contact details connected to the microchip are accurate and remain up-to-date at all times. If your pet is found, we'll need to know how and where to reach you.
When you register your microchip with 24PetWatch, you can update your contact information anytime via our online microchip portal. And if you’ve purchased a Lifetime Protection Membership™️ , you can give us a call at 1-866-375-7387 to update your information at any time, while enjoying all the benefits of a membership.