It is important that the registry of pet microchipping has up-to-date information.
Therefore the process of transferring keepership from one person to another is carefully managed to ensure that there is an unbroken record of the pet's keepership.
There are several ways in which keepership can be transferred, including:
A breeder has supplied you with the pet. In this case, you are becoming the second registered keeper of the pet.
In some cases the breeder will be a legally licensed breeder in possession of a properly authorised license,
and in this case the breeder will have registered this upon the pet's first registration.
When you are receiving a pet from an authorised license breeder who recorded this fact during the first
registration, there is no transfer fee for the new keeper.
The current pet owner is transferring keepership to you.
Other than the case for breeders mentioned above, here you will incur a small administration fee to handle the revision of the registered details.
The easiest way to commence this transfer is for the current keeper to log in to our portal using the microchip's access credentials.
Once logged in, the current owner will be able to obtain the 8 digit "Take PIN" to give to you.
This PIN allows a new keeper to take on the role of keeper of the pet.
You will need to know the microchip's number and the PIN to be able to take the pet into your keepership.
Note that if you are the person who is relinquishing keepership of the pet, there is no fee for you to pay.