Just five minutes of your time could save your pet's life.

*Have you moved to a new home? Maybe changed your cell or home phone numbers? Make sure that you let us, and Pet Link know. Always keep your information up to date with both Pet Link and ACC (or other local Animal Control agencies)!*

ALSO! Make sure you register your pet for FREE with Petco Love Lost as yet another way to help reunite you and your pet should they go missing.

Microchipping animals is a safe and convenient means to help get lost pets' home. All our ACC Officers have scanners in their vehicles and can scan animals for microchips in the field. If we can locate the owner, the pet can be returned home without ever coming to the shelter.

You can also make a donation to our microchip program to help pay it forward for others to get their pet's microchipped.


ACC offers free registration of microchips in our local database as well as a free national registration with Home Again. If your pet has been microchipped by the ACC, your information is already in our database BUT if you have moved or changed your phone number you can update your information using the online form. If you have had your pet microchipped elsewhere and would like for your contact information to be in our database so we can quickly find you, we will gladly enter the information at no charge. Your contact information will be accessible to us and will make it possible for your lost animal to be returned home immediately instead of being taken to the shelter.

You can also find other low-cost veterinarian offices and clinic that offer microchips with pets.findhelp.com.

Microchip Companies

Pet Link Brand Microchips - Visit their website to find out how to register or update your information.

Datamars Microchips - It's best to contact Datamars via phone but you can learn more about their services and contact them via email at their website.

HomeAgain Brand Microchips - Go to their website and create a log-in name and password. You’ll be able to update your information and pet’s profile.

AVID Brand Microchips - In order to update your information with this company, you must call them. 

AKC Brand Microchips - You can enroll your pet’s microchip through AKC CAR’s, however, there are fees that go along with that enrollment. You can enroll online, via mail or fax.

Banfield Brand Microchips - If you have a Banfield microchip, you’ll have to ask your vet for the registration information and found out what the best way is for updating your information.

24 Hour Pet Watch Microchips - Go to their website and create a log-in name and password. You’ll be able to update your information and pet’s profile.

Microchip Checkpoint Partners

If you have found a lost dog, or you need to get the number of the microchip that your pet has to make sure it is registered and up to date, you go to any of our partnering locations to have the pet scanned for a microchip.

VCA Stoney Creek Animal Hospital
626 W Mallard Creek Church Rd
Charlotte 28262

Spay Neuter Clinic of the Carolinas
8045 Providence Rd
Charlotte 28277

Long Animal Hospital and Emergency Center
2523 South Blvd
Charlotte 28203

Independence Veterinary Clinic and AquaPups
2328 Crown Point Executive Dr
Charlotte 28227

Woof n' Hoof
7710 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd
Mint Hill 28227

Subaru South Blvd
9201 South Blvd
Charlotte 28273

Pet Pause
3605 Mount-Holly Huntersville Rd
Huntersville 28078

Harris Boulevard Veterinary Clinic
5710 W Harris Boulevard
Charlotte 28269

Lucky Dog Bark and Brew
1) Cornelius: 19607 Statesville Rd 28031
2) Charlotte: 2220 Thrift Rd 28208
3) Steele Creek: 13835 South Lakes Dr, Charlotte 28273

Pet Supplies Plus
2001 East 7th St
Charlotte 28204

4815 Berewick Town Center Dr
Charlotte 28278

Pineville Police Department
427 Main St
Pineville 28134

Pet Supplies Plus in Matthews
7601 Pineville-Matthews Rd
Charlotte 28226

Pet Supplies Plus Sharon Corners
4732 Sharon Rd
Charlotte 28210