Change Ownership of a Microchip

Transferring Ownership of a Pet: Microchip and License

As a microchip company, we understand the importance of keeping your pet safe. It’s our #1 priority. However, with microchips, many questions are surrounding them. It is why we have created several blogs highlighting the importance of microchipping your pet. 

But, what if you need to transfer the ownership of your pet and change the microchip’s information. Here we highlight what you need to know if you are planning on giving your dog to a family member or friend. 

1. Find Out Where You Registered Your Pet’s Microchip

It’s important to look for where you registered your pet’s microchip. Depending on the site, there are various ways to transfer ownership. At MyPetsChip, you can easily change your pet’s information by signing into the portal. From here, you can switch the owner’s information. After you do this, the new owner’s information will take the place of your old information.

It’s quite simple, but please remember, this step will only transfer the information from the microchip. Contact us at 1-877-697-3872 to learn more about what you need to do to transfer your ownership. This step will not transfer complete ownership of the pet. 

2. How Do I Transfer Complete Ownership of My Pet?

To do this, it is necessary for you first to get in touch with the pet’s veterinarian. To transfer a license, you need to first find the official form. Depending on the state or county, the license form may vary. Check with a vet first to find out all the information needed. After going through this process, your pet’s ownership will transfer to the new prospective owner. 

3. Are There Any Stipulations For the New Owner?

Some owners expect a contract to make sure their pets are taken care of to the best of the new owner’s ability. If you are one of these owners, it’s best to create an agreement between you and the new owner. Specify what you want for your pet. Do you want the owner to agree to take them for a walk every day?

Do you need the new owner to provide certain medications or care? Think about what your pet needs before handing them to a new owner. However, laws vary state by state so make sure to contact the appropriate body in your state to find out everything your dog needs. 

An Example of A Dog Transfer Ownership form Via WonderPuppy


Keep Everything Safe to Make Sure Your Dog’s Transfer is Successful

If you are switching the ownership of your pet, it’s best to make sure everything is legal according to your state. Some states consider pet ownership personal property, so it’s imperative to remember to make sure all the correct forms are signed, so you are no longer responsible for the pet. Other than that, as long as you are informed, everything should go smoothly. If you have any more questions, contact us at [email protected].

Pet Microchip Registration

What If I Don’t Register my Microchip?

Having a pet microchip is the best security for your dog. It is how you’ll know your pet will be returned to you if they run away. However, having a microchip is not enough. Most pet parents don’t realize that pets also need their microchips to be registered. It is a crucial step in taking care of the security of your pet. Learn why It is necessary to register your microchip.

1. Saving Your Information

In order to have a working microchip, you need to make sure to register your microchip. There are many places where you can do this and all of them may offer you different benefits or bonuses. We suggest using our own membership at MyPetsChip. In our membership, we offer you Lifetime of Year Lost Pet Alerting Services and Access to our 24/7 Pet Recovery Specialists. 

Check out our blog to learn about all the ways we make sure your pet stays safe. It is why it’s important to consider if your pet is registered. If your pet is registered when the vet scans their chip, a unique code will appear. The veterinarian can use this code to search up your information in the national database. If you have not used any database for your dog, the information will not show up and a microchip will be useless.

2. How to Register a Microchip

To register a microchip:

  1. First, locate what service you would like to use.
  2. Second, If you are using MyPetsChip, head to our website and click on “Register Your Pets Here.”
  3. You’ll need to put your basic information into the database.
  4. Once you put that in, another screen will show up. This screen will ask you to fill out more information on your pet. You should place your microchip ID in this section.
  5. You will have access to tracking your pet from here. 

Along with that, you can access our store where we have items you can buy — like customized collars for your pet. After that, the process is easy. Whenever you have new information for your pet, you can place it on our website. If your dog needs vaccinations or has received vaccinations, you can also put this information here. 

3. Relax and Add Your Data as You Go

Once your pet is registered into the database, you’ll have everything prepared. If your dog is ever lost, once a shelter or veterinarian scans their microchip, their unique identification code will lead them to your information. However, it’s always important to keep your information updated. 

If you decide to move, always change your information in the database. This also goes with if you change your number or name. Check-up on your information every few months and take the time to add new medication and vaccination to your record. Always remember that you need useful information for someone to bring your pup back to you. 

My Pet’s Microchip

So remember, a registered microchip is a safe microchip. Always keep your pet safe by updating your information frequently. If you have any more questions about microchips, feel free to contact us at [email protected] or read more information on our educational blogs.