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Hi. My name is Andres. I recently got an English bulldog from my brother. His Husky and the English would fight so I took him into my care. He purchased him for a rehoming fee from a co-worker that was moving out of state. Which this owner only had temporary puppy papers from when he purchased him, which are now in my possession. He was born in August of 2017. I am just curious on how and if I can get my boy Jax registered into my name so I can chip him and not have to worry if he somehow loses his collar and name tag. And also so if someone ever decides to do the unthinkable and take him. He will atleast be chipped so I won't have to fight that battle. If anyone has any information on this topic please get back to me. It would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

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As far as I know......pets are not like a car where the title needs to transferred to the new owner.

If you have papers to indicate his vaccinations, then I think you may be all set. I'd suggest a visit to your Vet for full details in your state for licensing and required vax. The Vet can install the microchip. Be sure it is the 134 kHz chip. This is the international recognized ISO chip. You will need to register the chip's number with the pertinent information in national databases.

There are many chip databases some are free, some require a fee. Your Vet should be able to guide you in selection of databases.

I have my dog registered in multiple databases.
 

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Registering a chip for the first time is pretty straight forward. Re-registering a chip that was previously registered to someone else involves some extra steps to insure ownership.

When we rescued Franklin, the vet discovered that he was already chipped but that chip had never been registered to anyone. They pulled the registration number and gave me the contact info for the registry (in this case, Home Again.) I did pay an annual fee for extra services* but that is not required for basic identification purposes.

*For example, I called the ASPCA Poison Hotline about a possible poisoning issue. Normally there is a $60 charge for a phone consultation, but they waived it because the dog is registered with Home Again. I wasn't aware of that benefit, but they looked up his info and informed me.
 
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