Dog wardens at Northfield All Out Day
Dog wardens at Northfield All Out Day

Following the success of a free dog micro chipping event in West Heath Park earlier this month, dog wardens have teamed up with the PDSA to hold another.

The event in West Heath saw 68 dog owners take their pets to be chipped by the council’s dog wardens and Birmingham Dogs Home.

The next local event will be held in Northfield Sainsbury’s car park between 9am – 4pm on Tuesday 9th April where you can get a FREE pet check, collar ID and microchip for your dog.

It’s actually a legal requirement for any dog in a public place to wear a collar with the name and address of the owner engraved or written on it, or engraved on a tag. Your telephone number is optional (but advisable).

We get plenty of lost and found dogs posted to us via twitter and facebook – please take advantage of this great initiative and lets get more of those dogs chipped!


  1. As its against the law for a dog to be in public without a collar and tag,why is it being made compulsory as well(at risk of a fine if we dont comply )for a dog to be microchipped? There are more and more compulsions and threats of fines if you own a dog,than if you own a horse!

  2. This is a great initiative by the Dog Warden team – anything that helps re-unite lost dogs has to be a good thing. I hope the team will be able to come to Cofton Park very soon! Saturday afternoons are very busy in our park with lots of dogs and owners enjoying the fresh air and would be ideal.
    If you do decide to come along please email me and I will post the event on our Facebook page. kind regards,
    Pat Hughes, Friends of Cofton Park

  3. I was disappointed about this as we brought to dogs and got told would get stuff in the post ie neuter voucher still waiting for this.
    Was thinking it was a scam

    • Hi Gail,
      This is definitely not a scam and is being run by Birmingham City Council with our partners the PDSA, the Dogs Trust and Birmingham Dogs Home.

      The free events have been very successful and as a result there is a slight delay in paperwork being processed and the relevant certificates / vouchers being posted out. If you have still not received what you were expecting after the next two weeks, please direct message me via twitter account @ehbham and i will sort.

      Regards, Simon

      • Just a quick question, too Simon – is there any way that people who have been unable to attend these chip and check events can access the discount for neutering? Many thanks!

        • Absolutely, requests for discounted neutering vouchers from residents of Birmingham can be made online via our general enquiries form ensuring that “animal welfare” is selected from the drop down list.

          Residents also need to ensure that the contact details they provide are accurate including a telephone number and or an email address so that we are able to post them out to the correct address, or get in contact if there are any problems.

          Hope this assists!


  4. hi there didnt know about northfield event today really need health check up and micro chipping for my dog will you be coming back to northfield later on in the year as cant get to any other locations as they are too far away many thanks rachel x

  5. Hi Gail – Environmental Health replied on twitter: “due to demand we ran out of vouchers,a new batch arrived on Monday and all northfield & requests have now been posted”


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