Why do I have to register my pet's microchip?
Once inserted a pet's microchip is merely just a device that contains a unique number. For your personal security and your pet's protection your emergency contact information must be linked to that unique identifier via a secure database.
It is important to register this unique microchip number with your contact information so that you can be reached
immediately 24 hours a day if your pet is lost or found. When a missing pet is found, the shelter, vet or other recovering organization will scan the pet with a specialized pet microchip scanner to determine if a microchip is present. If the scanner detects the presence of a microchip,
it will display only the unique microchip number on the read out. If that unique identifier is registered in a participating database the facilty scanning your lost pet will be able to determine that the pet is registered to a pet owner and call to inform you that
your pet has been found.
All microchips registered with petkey will be listed in the AAHA Universal Pet Microchip Lookup Tool.
Not sure of your pet's Microchip ID registration status?
and we can check for you or please call us at 866-699-3463.
To start your pet's registration online now Click Here
Do you need to transfer ownership of a pet's microchip?
Contact us at 866-699-3463 to begin the transfer process.
petkey ™ is a Participating Pet Recovery Service Registry for the AAHA Universal Pet Microchip Lookup Tool.
AAHA provides an internet-based application that enables veterinarians, humane organizations, pet owners or other persons to search various Pet Recovery Service Registries and identify those
registries on which a particular microchip is registered. AAHA is not affiliated or involved with any specific microchip registry and has no relationship, financial or otherwise,
with this Participating Pet Recovery Service Registry ("helpmefindMYPET", a petkey ™ partner). This Registry has given AAHA
permission to search the Registry's database in order to assist pet owners in being reunited with their pets. AAHA does not maintain a database of microchips of its own.
It only links to registries such as this one. The AAHA Universal Microchip Lookup Tool only searches the databases of companies that elect to participate in the program.