If you want to find our more about the scheme, please contact us by telephone No 101 Ex 341148,  Monday to Friday 10am - 1pm or leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible or  email us on Anyone still wishing to join the scheme can apply on line at or write to Northamptonshire Dog Watch, Rushden Police Station, North Street, Rushden, Northamptonshire,  NN10 6BU. or Telephone 101 Ex 341148 If you are organising a local function and would like to discuss the possibility of us attending please contact us by email and we can see if we are available.

The 2016 Dog Microchipping Legislation

What the new Dog Microchipping law will mean to all those of us who keep dogs

From 6 April 2016 all dogs in England, Scotland and Wales will be legally required to be microchipped and their details registered on one of the authorised databases such as Petlog. Northern Ireland has already introduced this measure.

The idea behind this move, which has been campaigned for by numerous animal pressure groups working collectively as the Microchipping Alliance, a group which includes the British Veterinary Association, the Kennel Club, the Dogs Trust and the RSPCA, is to encourage all dog owners to take responsibility for keeping their pet.

Come an visit us at Bark in the Park on Sunday 3 September. This event is organised by Rushden Town Council visit their website for details.