Chris and his family had been looking for a couple of rescued dogs for a while but they hadn't found what they were looking for.
Under Irish Law, all dogs need to be microchipped, yet less than half of the country's dogs have had this done. This week is the first Nationwide Microchipping Awareness Campaign, run by Dogs Trust.
Since September 2015, it has been the law in Ireland that all new puppies must be microchipped and registered before they are sold.
Bailey lives in a busy household: Jonathan manages the YWCA centre in Greystones, so there are always young people coming and going from his home.
Microchips have been compulsory for a year now, in Ireland and the UK | East Coast Radio
In this podcast, recorded at the start of April 2017, the issue of compulsory microchips is discussed.
A balanced risk-benefit discussion on microchipping of dogs | The Telegraph
Microchip identification is now compulsory for all dogs over the age of 12 weeks in Ireland. From April 6th 2016, it will be compulsory for all dogs over the age of 8 weeks in the UK.
Massage therapy for dogs and microchipping your dogs | East Coast Radio
On this week's podcast, Pete discussed the advantages of massage therapy for dogs. He then went on to talk about people now having to have their dogs microchipped by law.
This week, on 31st March 2016, microchipping became compulsory in Ireland (and coincidentally, also in England, Scotland and Wales). On Ireland AM this week, I discussed what this means to pet owners.
Compulsory dog microchips are about to happen in Ireland | Pat Kenny Show
The initial discussion on the Pat Kenny Show vet spot today was all about microchips.
Maura took on Tom as an adult rescue cat when she was living in Cabinteely fifteen years ago.
Why do so few dog owners have a licence? | Pat Kenny Show
The background to dog licences: the cost went up in 2012 from €12. 70 per year to €20 per year or €140 for lifetime license. But a minority of people pay this.
Keeping Pets Happy at Halloween & Microchipping. | East Coast Radio
In this week's podcast, we discussed providing a cosy, quiet den for pets at Halloween. We also spoke about the importance of microchipping your pets at this time of year and fitbits for dogs.
Compulsory microchipping in Ireland | Pat Kenny Show
On this week's Pat Kenny Show, we discussed the new compulsory microchipping in Ireland, which affects puppies now and which will affect all dogs in six months.
New Dog Microchipping Laws | East Coast Radio
This week on East Coast FM, we discussed the new dog microchipping laws in Ireland. To listen to the discussion, click on the play button.
Ireland's new dog microchipping laws have just come into affect: in essence, you cannot sell puppies now if they are not microchipped and registered.
Compulsory microchipping of dogs is coming soon – in Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England | The Telegraph
Compulsory microchipping of dogs is about to happen.
Compulsory microchipping of all dogs in Ireland is about to happen | Pat Kenny Show
Microchipping is about to be made compulsory in Ireland - from autumn 2015 for puppies, then from spring 2016 for all adult dogs.
You've probably heard the well-publicised saga of Johnny Depp's dogs getting into trouble after arriving into Australia without meeting the usual import stipulations.