See our General Resources tab for organizations that offer microchipping (often at low-cost)
Microchips are only effective if registered and the information is kept current. Most vets do not register microchips once implanted, it is the pet owner who needs to take the chip information provided and register the chip.
It is a good idea to scan your pet regularly to ensure their chip hasn't malfunctioned or migrated.
There are many different brands of microchips, different microchip registries and places to search. Find Toby in PA provides links to outside sources & businesses as a reference. We do not endorse any business but wish to provide our followers with as much information and additional resources as we can.
Services offered by the organizations listed may change without notice. Animal Caregivers are advised to verify the information we have listed. Some sites may charge a fee for services.
If you know a site that should be included on our page, please contact us with details at firstname.lastname@example.org
AAHA Microchip Lookup - A tool from the American Animal Hospital Association. The AAHA Universal Pet Microchip Lookup Tool is NOT a microchip registry—it is an internet-based application to assist in the identification of those registries on which a particular microchip is registered, or otherwise provide the chip’s manufacturer. The tool works by searching the databases of participating companies. It will not return pet owner information contained in the registries’ databases, instead it will identify which registries should be contacted when a lost pet is scanned and a microchip number is identified. Click here for a list of participating companies with AAHA Microchip Lookup.
The graphic below, from the Humane Society of the United States demonstrates how to scan a pet for a microchip.