Dogs Trust, the UK's largest dog welfare charity has urged all dog owners to ensure their dogs are microchipped, ahead of new legislation which states all dogs in the UK must be microchipped by 6th April. 

The charity has been offering free microchipping since 1999 at its network of rehoming centres, and at free events up and down the country.

Microchipping your dog gives you the best chance of being reunited, should he become lost or stolen. It will also be a legal requirement to ensure that all contact details are up to date. 

After 6th April, Dogs Trust will continue to provide free microchipping at its rehoming centres, by appointment only.