HOW IT WORKS

HOW IT WORKS

The BC Pet Registry is a program of the BC SPCA. 
It started in 2015 with the sole goal of reuniting more lost pets with their owners.

By having more pets’ microchips, tattoos, and licenses registered with our provincial pet ID database, we hope to decrease the length of stay for missing pets in shelters and increase the number of lost pets that are reunited with their families.

HOW IT WORKS

1. PET REGISTERED

Microchip, tattoo or licence is registered with the BC Pet Registry. Your contact details are added to your account.

2. PET LOST

Hopefully this never happens, but in the case your pet does go missing, a registered pet will be protected by the BC Pet Registry.

3. PET IDENTIFIED

Your pet is brought in to a veterinary or shelter where their microchip is scanned or tattoo code is read. Your pet’s ID is searched on bcpetregistry.ca.

4. FAMILY ALERTED

You are contacted using the phone number or email on your pet’s profile. If you cannot be reached, the co-owner or emergency contact will be contacted.

5. REUNITE WITH YOUR LOST PET

Thanks to registered permanent ID, your pet is on their way back home!

How much does it cost?

Annual
Registration

$ 12 yr per pet
  • Annual payment
  • 24/7 access to your account
  • Unlimited account updates with active registration
  • Additional forms of ID registered free of charge
  • Store pet medical information
  • Free pet picture upload
  • Free call centre and after-hours service
  • No hidden fees
  • Multiple pet discount

Lifetime
Registration

$ 45 per pet
  • Valid for the LIFETIME of your pet
  • 24/7 access to your account
  • Unlimited account updates
  • Additional forms of ID registered free of charge
  • Store pet medical information
  • Free pet picture upload
  • Free call centre and after-hours service
  • No hidden fees
  • Multiple pet discount

What is Happening in the Community?

BC Pet Registry is the only non-profit registry that is determined to achieve social change. Your support will help make a difference in the community you live in.

Benefits

Microchips are the most reliable form of permanent ID for pets, when implanted properly and registered. Animals with permanent identification are reunited with their guardians in far greater numbers than animals with no identification.

Microchip implantation is comparable to a routine vaccination. There is no need for anaesthetic when implanting a microchip and the procedure is over in minutes! Are you interested in getting a microchip for your pet? Make an appointment with one of our BC SPCA hospitals or ask your local vet about BC Pet Registry!

A microchip is not a GPS or tracking device. Microchips use Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology which is only activated with the use of a microchip scanner. They do not require batteries like a GPS and last the lifetime of the animal.

All microchips registered with the BC Pet Registry are traceable internationally via the American Animal Hospital Association’s (AAHA) universal pet microchip lookup, petmicrochiplookup.org. This partnership means that you can travel with your pet with confidence that you’re protected!

The BC Pet Registry uses International Standards Organization (ISO) microchip technology, which is recommended by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA).