Find your pet or report it missing

Is your pet registered in the PetBase database? Is your pet unfortunately missing? Chances are he/she has already been found!

Do you just want to check whether your data is still correct? By entering the chip number of your animal here you can look up your pet or a missing report

Searching for your pet after it has gone missing

More than 13,000 pets go missing every year. These are mainly cats. To get these pets home as soon as possible, it is important to chip and register your pet. As soon as a correct registration has taken place after chipping, you can enter your personal PetBase account report the animal as missing. We would also like to help everyone find their pet. That is why we have some tips for when your pet has gone missing. You can find this via the button below:

Your pet not yet registered?

Registering your pet is important, even legally required for dogs. Registering your pet ensures that he can be reunited with you quickly missing.

In the Netherlands, more than 4 million households have one or more pets. Most people have a cat or a dog. Many of these animals are touched daily missing.
Before your animal can be registered, it needs a chip. This can be set by a chipper or a vet.

Register your pet at PetBase

PetBase is a government-approved animal database. In fact, we are the safest animal database in the Netherlands. All animals registered by PetBase can be found in the Netherlands and abroad. This increases the chance that your pet will be found.

Register your pet easily within 2 minutes and see all your pets in 1 account. 

changing data
changing data

Moving house with pets

When you move, your pet naturally moves with you. It takes a while for your pet to get used to his/her new home and to find his way back when the animal is outside. It therefore happens more often than one pet missing affected after a move. Make sure you have reported your move to PetBase. With our “Plus package” you can arrange this in advance and indicate your moving date and address.

Of course, this does not only apply to the period after the move. Your details must always be up-to-date so that the emergency services can reunite you with your animal. Changes can be made free of charge at PetBase.

Rules for chipping and registering dogs

Since 2013, all dogs born or imported into the Netherlands must be microchipped and registered. This legislation was made to prevent malicious breeders and traders. These breeders and dealers often sell sick dogs with forged papers. Therefore, always check when purchasing a puppy whether he has a valid chip and passport.

In the Netherlands, the dog must be chipped within 7 weeks. For import, this must be done within 14 days after arrival in the Netherlands. In both cases, the dog must also be registered with a recognized animal database.

PetBase is one of these animal databases recognized by the government. 

Cat and dog tag

Chipping other animals

The most animals that are chipped are cats, dogs and horses. But other animals can also be chipped, such as rabbits, parrots, ferrets, snakes, turtles, koi carp and snakes. 

These animals can all run away, fly away or can be stolen. Therefore microchipping other animals is just as important as microchipping dogs, cats and horses. With the right combination of a chip with a correct registration at PetBase, your animal can access missing to be traced again. You can find your pet with a few steps that you can find on the following page:


Your dog or cat has gone missing, which is a big deal! You want to get him/her back as soon as possible, and PetBase helps you do just that. Reporting your dog or cat missing is easy in PetBase. Find the registration via Search chipnumber. Vul op deze pagina het 15 cijferige nummer op van de chip en klik op de knop ‘Zoeken’. Daarna zie je jouw diergegevens staan en klik dan op ‘Inloggen en wijzigen’. Heb je een dan kan je via ‘Mijn dieren’ jouw huisdier selecteren en daar de vermist melding doen.

Controleer direct jouw privacy-instellingen: daarvoor klik je nadat je bent ingelogd bent op “Mijn adres + telefoon”. Onderaan het formulier kan je kiezen welke gegevens we weergeven wanneer iemand het chipnummer opzoekt. Wij adviseren minimaal de telefoonnummers te tonen zodat in geval van vermissing een instantie direct met je contact kan opnemen en niet beperkt is door de openingstijden van de databank en de aanmeldende instantie. 

Uitgebreide hulp kan je vinden op onze support page.

You can indicate that an animal has died by requesting the chip number and logging in your account. There you can report the animal as deceased in the database.

Als je het chipnummer hebt ingevuld klik dan op changing data, log in met het chipnummer- en registratie-/formuliernummer en geef je voorkeur op. Het beste kan je een PetBase account aanmaken op en dan met chipnummer- en registratie-/formuliernummer je huisdier kosteloos toevoegen en daar kan je alle gegevens zelf beheren.

jouw persoonlijke gegevens worden alleen getoond als men zoekt op het 15-cijferig chip-/chipnummer en wanneer je gekozen heeft voor gegevens tonen. Als je kiest voor contact alleen via databank, dan worden de gegevens van de aanmeldende instantie getoond bij opvraging. Houd er rekening mee dat deze instantie en ook wij als databank alleen op bepaalde dagen en uren open zijn. Als je dus hebt gekozen voor contact alleen via databank en het dier  ’s avonds of ’s nachts gevonden wordt, ben je niet direct te benaderen!  We vragen ook altijd dat je in ieder geval je telefoonnummer toont

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