Change of Ownership

Canadian Pet Ownership Transfers

If you have a pet that has a 24PetWatch microchip and you require a transfer of ownership please complete the ownership transfer form, which can be downloaded here.

In order to complete the transfer we need you to provide proof of ownership. You must provide one of the following documents:

  1. The previous owner's signature on the downloaded ownership transfer form
  2. A bill of sale from the previous owner to you that includes the microchip number
  3. A letter from a licensed veterinarian on their letterhead, stating that you are the owner of the animal. The letter must include the microchip number of your pet

We will not accept rabies vaccination forms or vet bills as proof of ownership. A fee of $18.95 CAN plus applicable taxes will be charged to change ownership of a pet. You may include your credit card information on the form or send us a check by mail.

The ownership transfer fee is waived only under the following circumstances.

  1. If you adopted from a shelter or rescue and can provide a copy of the adoption contract/agreement in your name
  2. If the previous owner is deceased and you can provide either a death certificate or obituary notice

Shelters or rescues may send ownership transfer requests provided they do so on their letterhead.

Submitting your paperwork may be done by email or mail. The method of submission directly impacts the time it takes to transfer the ownership. On average, complete emailed transfer forms, take about a week to process; mailed forms can take up to one month.

Please email or mail your paperwork to:


Mail: 710 Dorval Drive, Suite 400, Oakville, ON, L6K 3V7

Please include the microchip number in the subject line of your email.