Thousands of dogs are lost each year and are never reunited with their owners. By microchipping your dog you will permanently link your dog to you.
Free dog microchipping for Eden Residents
Our Community Wardens are fully trained and in conjunction with Dogs Trust we are now able to offer this service to all Eden residents for free.
How does it work?
Microchipping involves injecting a tiny chip, about the size of a grain of rice, into the scruff of your dog's neck. The microchip has its own unique code which is entered onto PetLog, a nationwide database, and linked to the owners details. If a stray dog is found anywhere within the UK it will be scanned, and if a microchip is present its code can be matched to the PetLog database and the owners successfully identified and the dog returned.
Where can I get my dog microchipped?
The Community Wardens are micro-chipping dogs for free with the help of Dog's Trust. If you would like to arrange an appointment please call Eden District Council contact centre on 01768 817817.
Due to the high demand of this service, the Community Wardens are currently unable to micro-chip. We have arranged for the Dog's Trust to hold sessions over the next few months for people to attend. This service is still free.
Next dog microchipping sessions:
Monday 16 December 2013
Evergreen Hall, 1 Bluebell Lane, Penrith (CA11 7LH)
Between 11am and 3pm.
Parking - pay and display next to the hall
To book please telephone 01768 817817
January 2014 hopefully at Kirkby Stephen
Can I get my cat microchipped?
The Community Wardens can only microchip dogs. Your local veterinary surgery may be able to assist you in microchipping alternative pets, including cats.
What if my details change?
Owner details can be easily amended on the PetLog database. Details on how to do this are provided when your dog is microchipped. However please remember to keep your details up to date!
My dog wears a collar and tag, why should it be microchipped as well?
By law, all dogs that are on the highway or in a public place must wear a collar with the name and address of the owner inscribed somewhere on it. Microchipping does not remove this requirement. Collars however can be maliciously removed or break and the tags can sometimes fall off and be lost. By microchipping your dog you can ensure you and your dog's details can always be identified.
From 6 April 2016 all dogs must be micro-chipped by law.
If my dog is microchipped do I still have to pay if it is collected as a stray?
Yes, although the fee is likely to be smaller as it should be quicker to reunite you with your dog. Remember, our Community Wardens still have to collect your dog and keep it safe while we contact you. If we are unable to contact you or the contact details are incorrect then the standard stray dog procedure starts.
For further information or to arrange an appointment:
Contact: Community Warden
Telephone: 01768 817817
Fax: 01768 890732
Address: Eden District Council, Mansion House, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7YG