Owning a dog can be very expensive and not everyone is aware, but all dogs in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland must be microchipped - since the law changed in April 2016.
While microchipping usually costs £15-£20 at a local vet's practice, you can get it done for free (please donate if you can) when you book an appointment with the charity Dogs Trust.
A microchip (an implant about the size of a grain of rice) stores a dog owner's details on an electronic database, which makes it easier to reunite them with their pooch if it gets lost. You can have dogs of any breed or size microchipped.
It's cheaper than a fine of up to £500.
Courtesy of www.moneysavingexpert.com