Change Ownership

As a responsible pet owner, if you sell, give away or surrender your pet, it is your legal responsibility to change ownership into the new owners name. Doing so quickly and accurately will greatly improve the chances of the pet being reunited with their new owner should they ever go missing.


Not sure if the pet is registered with us here at Global Micro? Click Search your pet’s Microchip below to find out. If the pet is registered with us, you will be able to login to your existing account or create a new account if this is your first visit to our site.


If you find that your pet is not registered with us, the results of your search will provide additional instructions on what to do next.


Current Registered Pet Owner

If you are the pet’s current registered owner, you can process the change of ownership online. This can be done by following the below steps after clicking the Change Ownership Now button below:

  1. Enter your credentials on the login page or select Create Account.

  2. Once logged in, select My Pets from the left-hand menu.

  3. Select the Change Ownership link, for the associated pet.

  4. Carefully read the Terms & Conditions and if accepted, tick the I agree check box.

  5. Complete the page with the new owner’s details & update the pet details as needed.

  6. Select the Proceed to Payment button and complete this screen to finalise the process.

Once completed, a confirmation email will be sent to the pet’s new owner and, by navigating back to the My Pets page, you will no longer see this pet on your list of pets. This confirms the transfer has been completed successfully.

New Pet Owner

If you have recently purchased or adopted a new pet and wish to change ownership to your name, we always suggest getting back in contact with the breeder or previous owner first and asking them to complete the Change of Ownership online, or for them to sign as the pet’s current registered owner on the Change of Ownership Form for you.

If you already have a signed Change of Ownership form, please follow the below steps:

  1. Check and confirm the pet is registered with us at the Global Micro Animal Registry. To do this, click on the Search your pet’s Microchip button at the top of this page.

    • If your pet is not registered with Global Micro, our search feature will provide further details on what to do next, or;

    • If the pet is registered with Global Micro, we recommend checking that the pet details section on the change of ownership form has been completed correctly and that your pet’s name is included (feel free to use their new name if you have renamed your pet).

  2. Then, complete the remaining information under the new owner details section and include your signature as the pet’s new owner.

    • It is important that you carefully read the declaration paragraph above the new owner signature section on the Change of Ownership form. This, along with the Global Micro Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions define your rights and responsibilities as an owner of a pet registered with Global Micro. By signing and submitting this form, you confirm that you agree to the extended terms defined in this paragraph.

  3. You can then submit the form to us by email, fax or post, as shown on the bottom of the form.

If you are unable to contact or obtain the previous owner’s signature, please write Unable to Obtain in its place. In circumstances such as these, we are required by state legislation to undergo additional checks before we are able to complete your form. This may include attempting to make contact with the current registered owner on your behalf to confirm the transfer and allowing them the appropriate time to respond.

Note that in either instance, we will keep you updated on the progress of your request and next steps depending on the outcome of our process.