By April 2015 all dogs in Wales are required to be micro-chipped. Whilst GRW always microchips all dogs it places , we are pleased to support and promote this major initiative by the Dogs Trust who are offering a free micro-chipping programme throughout Wales. Dog owners across Wales are being invited to take advantage of a special offer to get their dog micro-chipped for free at venues around the country.

Dogs Trust, which runs a rehoming centre in Bridgend, will be teaming up with vets, pet stores and other organisations to run special events to help as many dogs as possible. Dog owners can have their dog micro-chipped for free and also arrange an appointment to take advantage of reduced cost neutering for their four-legged friend.

Dogs Trust will be at a number of events across Wales. Please find out more by visiting to see the forthcoming events, with more events being added every month.

Dogs Trust campaign manager for Wales (and GRW Executive Member), Sian Edwards, says:

 “We would like to urge dog owners to take advantage of this limited micro-chipping offer. We have seen an increase in the number of stray dogs in Wales this year, from 9,482 in 2011 to 10,230 in 2012 which shows the problem of stray dogs in the country is as prevalent as ever. By getting your dog micro-chipped if your dog does get lost, a microchip can enable you to be traced and reunited with your dog.”

“While at Dogs Trust we never put a healthy dog to sleep, our rehoming centres are very stretched so we constantly need to reach out to dog owners to help them get their dogs micro-chipped and neutered to help prevent the scores of stray and unwanted dogs we take in every year.”

To take part, there is no need to book, owners should just pop along to the events. This offer for free micro chipping is available to dog owners regardless of owners benefit status.

To view details of where and when you can access this programme click here ->Dogs Trust Free Microchipping Leaflet