ANIMARK – Keeping Ireland's pets safe since 1989

Microchipping is a simple and effective way to make sure that your pet can be easily identified should they get lost or stolen.

How does
microchipping work?
Microchip your pet

Your pet's microchip is a capsule inserted underneath your pet's skin, so it is permanent. It contains a unique number which should be registered on the approved database at the time of implantation.

Register with ANIMARK

Vets will register the microchip with an approved database when they implant the microchip. While microchips can't guide you to your pet’s location, they provide a way for you to be contacted, by almost any veterinarian or shelter, if your pet is brought in. Pet owners are required to keep their pet's details up to date with the database so please click on Register / Change Ownership if you are a new pet owner.

Keep up-to-date

Keeping your information up-to-date on Animark is critical to successful repatriation, should your pet be lost/stolen.


Microchipping your pet will give you the best chance of
finding them again should they go missing.

Check a chip
Enter your 15 digit microchip number and we will let you know what details Animark holds straight away.