Microchipping

​​​​​​​​Does my dog need to be microchipped?

  • Dogs registered for the first time after 1 July 2006 need to be microchipped within two months of first being registered.​
  • Any dog impounded on a second occasion must be microchipped before its release.
  • Any unregistered dog that has been impounded must be microchipped before its release.
  • Dogs classified as dangerous or menacing must be microchipped. This includes:
    • those dogs that had been classified after 1 December 2003 but before 1 July 2006 - these dogs should have had a microchip implanted before 1 September 2006
    • those dogs classified from 1 July 2006 onwards - these dogs must be microchipped within two months of being classified.

    Regardless of any regulatory requirement to have your dog microchipped, microchipping also makes it easier to identify lost and found dogs and reunite them with their owners.

    ​Where can I have my dog microchipped?

    You can get your dog microchipped at the Animal Education and Control Centre at 21​7 Ellis Street, Frankton. We are open seven days a week from 12.30pm to 4.30pm and closed on statutory holidays.

    Check out our Animal Education and Control Team's contact details and our location here​​. ​

    You can also get your dog/s microchipped by your vet clinic, or at your local SPCA.

    Check out the Waikato SPCA's contact details here. If you live further afield than Hamilton city and its surrounds, check out the SPCA's locations and contact list​. ​​​

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    Check out our full list of animal education and control fees and charges​.
    Page reviewed: 22 Aug 2016 11:00am