Disclaimer - Privacy statement

Identification

When you pet goes missing You will want it back with you as soon as possible. Since pets can't communicate with us, we need another way to identify them. You will most likely know about the rings used for birds and the yellow tags you see on cows.
In the past we often saw address tags or containers attached to the necklace of a dog or cat. This isn't a very safe solution though. Pets can loose their necklace or tag/container.
The ear tattoos used on dogs don't look very pretty and after some time the tattoo becomes hard to read. Tattoos have been forbidden in most European countries years ago.

Microchips have been used for identification purposes since 1996. Every microchip has a unique number. This number is linked to your personal data, like address and phone number. This number is then registered with one of databases for animals. The decent databases cooperate with national and international search databases like www.dierkwijt.nl (SDGN), europetnet.com (EPN) and PetMaxx.com. Your personal data will not be passed on to these companies, just the microchip id number. PetBase gives owners the choice to show personal data on this website, or not. Your data is only accessible for people that know the 15-digit microchip number.

Microchips

A microchip is a tiny peace of electronics in a bio-glass casing. It usually has a 2mm diameter and a length of 9mm.
Inside the chip is an antenna (coil). The chip is completely inactive, until you scan it with a chip reader. When scanned the chip will send a harmless electro magnetic signal to the reader containing the 15-digit number. The reader will display this number on its display or send it to a computer.
The chip number can then be looked up in one of the databases, and the owner found.

The implanted microchip is completely harmless. The little peace of bio glass is injected with a needle. Your pet will hardly notice anything. After a short period of time the chip will be encapsulated with tissue so it will stay in place.
The image shows a magnified view of a microchip.

Looking up an owner
Once the chip is implanted pet and owner data is registered with one of the databases. With PetBase you can specify whether or not you want your personal data shown on our website. The 15-digit number is always required to do lookups. If you decide not to show personal information people will see the address and phone number of whoever implanted the microchip.
Your personal information will never be used for any commercial application. Your privacy is important to us.

Advantages of central registration
Obviously the main advantage and the reason for the existence of PetBase is the speed and simplicity with which lost pets can be returned to their owners.

Need more information?
If you still have questions or suggestions, please use our contact page.