Dog registration and microchipping are two separate things. You must register your dog each year, but you only need to microchip your dog once.
Do you need to get your dog microchipped?
Any dog born before 1 July 2006 does not have to be microchipped unless it is classified as a dangerous or menacing dog.
Exemption is also available for dogs used for herding and driving stock (PDF 119 kb).
Dogs born since, or first registered in New Zealand after 1 July 2006 must be microchipped.
How do you get your dog microchipped?
Microchipping is a simple procedure. A small chip which is the size of a grain of rice is inserted into your dog’s neck. Animal Services offer microchipping for $35.
To get your dog microchipped, you can bring your dog to:
Animal Services Centre
21 Meachen Street, Seaview, Petone
- Between 8-9am, 12-1pm or 4-5pm Monday to Friday
- 12-1pm on Saturday
You can also ask your vet to microchip your dog. If you do this, you'll need to provide us with a copy of the microchipping certificate.