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    Default So I finally get round to...

    updatign the dogs microchip details after our move (cell number still the same so they woulda found us).

    I cant find their chip papers so I find some other document with their chip numbers on. But I cant remember which database they are registered with so I find pet address.com and enter Barney's chip number.

    He comes up on aar but with my "other" last name from NZ (long story but in NZ I use my dads surname - hes actually my step dad and his name is not legally mine and in Oz, I use my birth name because of ID etc). Im thinking, hmmm thats a bit weird coz the vet in Sydney scanned him and sent the paper work for me. There are minimal details which is also a bit weird. I update them and all is good.

    I enter Pippis chip number and nothing. So Im thinking, did she get onto a differnt database. So I go to pet address.com again and she doesnt show up on ANY databse. Her chip was NEVER bloody registered!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And shes a little escaper! How lucky are we that she never went properly missing coz they woulda scanned her chip and got nothing!!!!!

    Anyway, I paid the $8 and have put her details on aar too.

    But I was thinking, they both had their chip details sent off at the same time by the vet .

    Then I realised, Barney was chipped in NZ before he was shipped as part of the import/export conditions and the reason my NZ name was on the register was because the vet in NZ registered him on it before he flew over!!! Which is also why they are on the "australasian" database and not just an Oz one.

    God I freaked out last night when I realised Pippis chip was listed. I said to OH today when I left for work "she does not leave your sight until I have done it"

    But phew, shes been good lately so I was probably worryign about nothing.

    But how typical, the dog who has managed to get off th eproperty a number of times is the one with the useless chip!

    Thank god crisis averted

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    Are you sure ?
    Because all the new owners of my puppies sent me a text and said
    thanks just received pups registered papers and micro chip details
    and tag..
    I only realized yesterday that they got theirs and me the breeder didn't get mine for
    Dolly (pup that I kept)..
    So I called up national pet registry and they said their bad and they'll send out now..
    Anyway I said to them, while I got u on the phone I'll check my other dogs and what do u know
    Le Roy wasn't on their... They said their are sooo many pet registry's out there it all depends
    on which one your vet uses..

    So I am thinking maybe pippi is registered but on a different registry cause they said they could see LeRoy
    but registered with another pet data base...

    Cause once chipped the vet HAS to send info off ...

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    Pet Address
    It tells you which database they find the chip registered on.

    With the Australasian one - you need the microchip number and your surname to log in. It might be a worry if you want to sell a dog and the ad lists microchip number and your surname. Ie doesn't seem very secure to me.

    Australasian Animal Registry
    Australasian Animal Registry

    I wanted to get my dog listed with the database my vet uses, but I'd have to take her back to the vet and pay a fee to make that happen. And they talked me out of it last time although the first time I tried it - their database link to my chip's database was broken. Sigh.

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    We have a couple of dogs here that were chipped but not registered, you never HAD to register the chip back in the day just have the microchip number for identification if you were a breeder.

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    My two are registered with the Australasian Animal Registry, somehow though when Harleys was done they fudged up my last name. It is like mulperry or something and you can't change it online so its just stayed that way.

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    I was the same as you LaLa - i use to use my mums maiden name back at home though it was never my legal name. Come over here, had to do things properly and use my dads last name & now i've just legally changed to my mums last name so i'm in abit of a mess at the moment trying to remember just what my last name is at this time being. Lol

    So i've just changed pretty much everything (bank a/c, drivers license, passport etc) but it didn't occur to me to change over the cats & dog microchip details so thanks for that.

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    lol kuri, yea i usually use my NZ name if I dont have to show id, and my legal name if i do.

    It defo gets confusing so since ive been here ive just started using my legal name all the time. I asked my dad to pay to change my name to his years ago but hes stingy and said no it wasnt necessary, im his kid whether i have his name legally or not LMAO

    Hya, yea I did need a last name to log into aar, but because i entered his chip number of pet address i knew he was on that website and after I tried my legal name, I thought oh ill just try my other name just in case,...and voila.

    LL, yep definitely sure. I used pet address and shes not on any of the data bases that searches, there are about 5 or 6 of them.

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    Yes a very expensive process - not so much for the name change but more so for everythin that follows (passport, license etc) but worth it to me, dont see much sense carrying the last name of somebody i dont even know. Just beware if you do decide to do it that queensland transport are w@$&?!# and wont accept new zealand name change certificates OR a passport with the new name on it. What they want you to do is aquire a QLD name change cert (even when your not born ot a citizen of the friggin country which utterly makes no sense to me) which costs and extra $150! But if your like me and you jump up and down and scream loud enough they will funnily enough except your new birth cert (which they will tell you time and a time again that they dont accept 'foreign' birth certs)

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    Oh im not going to bother now.

    I have ID and bank accounts and everything in my legal name

    Too much effort to change it all, Imfar too lazy

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