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 | PET GOES HOME

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

Register Today!

There’s no place like home.  Register your pet’s ID with British Columbia’s only provincial pet identification database.

How much does it cost?

We offer two types of Registration plans (Basic and Lifetime).
Take a look at the chart below to find the plan that works best for you!

  • 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
  • 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

Pets can slip a collar, but they can’t slip a microchip!

When registered, a microchip is the most reliable form of permanent identification (ID) for pets.

A microchip is a form of permanent ID that identifies your pet should they become lost. A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and provides your pet with lifetime protection. Each microchip has a unique ID number assigned only to your pet.

Once recorded in the BC Pet Registry, your pet’s microchip can be scanned by participating veterinarians and animal shelters anywhere in the province to verify their identity and guardian.

Why should I choose a microchip for my pet?

Learn why microchipping is the best option.

1. Microchips are the most reliable form of permanent ID.

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.

2. Easy and quick procedure.

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? Find a veterinarian in your area with the BC Pet Registry location finder!

3. Microchips last the lifetime of your pet

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.

4. Internationally traceable.

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!

5. BC Pet Registry microchips are tested and safe.

The BC Pet Registry uses International Standards Organization (ISO) microchip technology, which is recommended by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA). Find out where you can get your pet microchipped today.

Get Chipped!

Use our location finder to get your pet microchipped at a clinic near you. All BC Pet Registry clinics and hospitals can register your pet at the time of microchip implantation.