Have you got a new four-legged family member? Some lucky families welcomed a new dog into their lives over the Christmas holidays and now it’s time to do the paper work to keep your pet safe.
The first thing to do is make a trip to the vet for a microchip or, if it is already chipped, to get online or on the phone and ensure your contact details are correct.
Next on the list is to have your dog registered with council. In Queensland, all dogs must be registered with a local council before they are 12 weeks old or within 14 days of moving to a new location or taking ownership. (This includes dogs used for hunting.)
Registration for a desexed dog is just $30.00 for the year and can be paid at any council office in the region—just bring along your microchip certificate or proof of payment, and proof of desexing.
Even though you may have a secure yard, mistakes can happen and, if your dog does happen to do a runner, having a microchip and registration tag means your loved pet will be returned to you safe and sound.