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Treasurer : Pet Protection
Allegan County Treasurer
County Courthouse
113 Chestnut St.
P.O. Box 259
Allegan, MI 49010
Phone: (269) 673-0260
Fax: (269) 673-6094
Email Us

HOURS: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday - Friday, except holidays

Pet Protection

Two options to help reunite pet owners with their lost dogs:

Microchip Implant

American Kennel Club's Companion Animal Recovery Program. A microchip is a permanent form of ID about the size of a grain of rice. For most animals, the chip is implanted just under the skin in the scruff of the neck. It is not a tracking device. When a hand-held scanner passes over the microchip, it reads the encoded number. This ID number is the only information stored in the microchip. Please contact your local veterinarian and/or visit


Michigan Department of Agriculture Tattoo Program. Tattoo Artists approved by the Michigan Department of Agriculture tattoo dogs with a state assigned, unique tattoo number (MI-(5 digit number)-A) in the dog's ear and inner thigh. The owners pay $1 to have the owner's contact information kept in the state registry. Individuals interested in having their dog tattooed should contact the MDA at 517-241-2748 to locate an individual approved by the department to tattoo dogs.

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