A microchip is a transponder (it is not a transmitter - it has no power source) the size of a grain of rice that can be inserted into the scruff of your dog’s neck. It contains a unique identification number that belongs only to your dog.
When scanned, this microchip will provide the unique number which, if checked against the National Dog Database, will provide your contact details as a reliable way to identify your dog from any other dog, for the rest of its life. The procedure of microchipping is harmless and as painless as a standard injection .
All dogs being registered for the first time in New Zealand are required to be microchipped.
Pets World Wide is approved by the Australasian Animal Registry & the New Zealand Kennel Club, to microchip your pet. This service is available even if you are not travelling.