Owners Joy As Missing Family Pet is Found

Chip Chip Hurray as the Microchip reunites a stray!

Just over one year after Megan reported that her much loved German Shepard Elsa had gone missing; she received a phone call from Dogs Trust to say that a stray dog registered to her address had been brought in to their Rehoming Centre in Finglas.

Owners Joy As Missing Family Pet is Found

German Shepherd Elsa found due to microchipping

Elsa, was found straying by two kind ladies who wrapped her up in their beige woollen jumpers to ensure that she was warm and then brought her to Dogs Trust. When she arrived at the charity’s centre, a staff member scanned Elsa for a microchip, and to everyone’s great delight she was chipped, and even better, contact details were recorded against it! Elsa rested her head on the laps of the ladies who found her as Dogs Trust contacted the number registered to the chip.

Megan, who had reported her beloved dog missing exactly one year ago, immediately began to cry when she heard that Elsa had been found. Megan never gave up hope and said that she had never stopped looking for Elsa. Megan, her partner and two children came rushing into Dogs Trust rehoming centre, bringing with them videos they had of Elsa playing on the couch, and a screenshot of the plea they had made on social media to help find Elsa.

Speaking about the importance of microchipping, Sarah Lynch, Campaigns manager at Dogs Trust Ireland said;

“This is a perfect example of the benefits that a correctly registered microchip can bring. Microchipping your dog and having your up to date details registered against the chip is compulsory by law in Ireland since April 2016, but sadly we see all too often stray dogs arriving into rescue centres and dog pounds across the country either without a microchip or with incorrect details recorded against the chip they have, which makes reuniting them with their owner a sometimes impossible task. As Ireland’s largest dog welfare charity, we want to ensure that all lost dogs can be returned safely to their home where they belong, which is why we run annual microchipping campaigns across Ireland to encourage more people to microchip their dog and keep their most up to date contact details recorded against it. We are so delighted for Megan and her family, and extremely grateful to Elsa’s finders who kept her safe and brought her in to be scanned for a microchip.”

If you are unsure about your dog’s microchip details, you can check them with any of the government-approved databases; Fido, Animark, Irish Kennel Club and Microdog ID Ltd.

Dogs Trust Ireland
Dogs Trust has been working in Ireland since 2005 and its mission is to bring an end to the destruction of stray and abandoned dogs through a national responsible dog ownership campaign, including a subsidised neutering and microchipping campaign and an education programme.

There are currently 144 dogs and puppies in Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre, awaiting their forever homes.

Dogs Trust is working towards the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction.

The Centre is based at:
Dogs Trust Dublin Rehoming Centre
Ashbourne Road
Dublin 11


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