Any microchip, tattoo or licence can be registered in BC Pet Registry. Simply choose one of the following registration options:
While you are registered with BC Pet Registry, you can update your account as often as you like! We recommend that if you move, change your phone number, etc. that you update your account. Should your pet ever be lost, this information is crucial in returning your pet home to you. If you have more than one pet, you may qualify for a discount on any additional pets that are registered! Please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org to take us up on this offer.Register now
A microchip is an integrated circuit that is inserted under the skin of an animal. Using passive Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), a unique code on the chip is read by a microchip scanner. Pet microchips are not tracking devices, but they do provide permanent ID. BC Pet Registry uses International Standards Organization (ISO) microchip technology, which is recommended by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA). The procedure is performed by a veterinarian or a trained professional and is similar to a routine vaccination shot. Benefits include:
Animals with permanent identification are reunited with their guardians in far greater numbers than animals with no identification. Once recorded in 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.
All microchips registered with 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!Register now
If your pet is lost, please update your information on BC Pet Registry (contact information, alternate contact, details about pet) immediately.
Losing a pet is a traumatic experience for you, your family and your pet. For tips please visit spca.bc.ca.
Our call centre is open seven days per week, please contact us at 1-855-622-7722.
Monday to Friday:
9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday to Sunday:
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For our after-hours emergency phone line, please contact us at 1-866-303-5950. This phone line is to assist veterinarians and shelters in getting lost pets identified and reunited with their families. If your phone call is about your account, please contact us during our regular business hours for assistance.
The BC Pet Registry is owned and operated by the BC SPCA and is the only provincial pet identification (ID) registry in British Columbia (B.C.), created solely for the purpose of ensuring that all companion animals find their way home when they stray or are lost. By investing in permanent identification, BC Pet Registry aims to reverse a trend that sees thousands of animals enter shelters in our province each year, with no way to find their way home due to a lack of any form of permanent identification.
With close to 250,000 successful adoptions in the past ten years, the BC SPCA is the best placed organization in the province to create a more streamlined system to aid animal guardians should their pet ever be lost.
With a focus on microchipping, BC Pet Registry will record the permanent identification information (any microchip, tattoo, and/or license) of pets across the province. BC Pet Registry offers a centralized, secure database for guardians to register their pets, thereby ensuring that lost/stray animals will return home in greater numbers than even before.
The BC SPCA is a registered not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the quality of life for companion, farm and wild animals in British Columbia. Through its 42 locations and branches across the province, the BC SPCA provides a wide range of services and programs that assist tens of thousands of animals each year.
All cats/kittens and dogs/puppies adopted from a BC SPCA branch are automatically microchipped and registered with BC Pet Registry. For more information please visit BC SPCA.