We protect your dog by storing its unique DNA

Meet BrambleWe use her DNA to keep her safe.
Safer with science

When it comes to preventing dog theft, trackers and microchips aren’t up to the job.

Microchips and trackers can be removed or disabled, leaving the trail cold. LAB+BONE works by cryogenically freezing and storing a sample of your dog’s unique DNA. So if your pet is ever stolen and later queried, they can be legally identified, and brought safely home.

Cryogenic vial

Stolen dogs are often found on puppy farm raids but are legally stranded. Storing your pet’s DNA means they can be legally identified and returned to you

Prof. Rob OgdenDirector of Conservation Science, The Roslin Institute and The Royal School of Veterinary Studies

How it works
LAB+BONE has been developed in partnership with some of the UK’s leading forensic experts. Here’s how it can help reunite you and your dog if the worst should happen


Register your dog
Step 1
We’ll need your details, plus your dog’s name, breed, colour, and approximate age. You can then order the LAB+BONE test kit, and set up your annual or lifetime plan.


Send us your dog’s DNA
• How to get a reliablesample.
• Watch these instructionsto ensure you collect the optimum amount of DNA.
1 Wash your hands, set outthe kit and read the instructions..
2 Make sure your dog hasnot eaten or interacted with dogs for 2 hours.
3 Open the 1st swab packettaking care not to touchthe collection end.
Open swab
4 Open your dogs mouth andfirmly scrape the cheek and gum for at least 15seconds.
5 We need cells, not saliva,so don’t be afraid toscrape by rolling the tipwhile you swab.
Scrape gums
6 After collecting a sample,place the swab tip intovial and snap the handleat the break point.
7 Seal with the end capfirmly to secure thesample. Repeat withthe second vial.
8 Place vials back into theoriginal box and seal.You can drop it in anypostbox.
Post package
That’s it!
It was easy, Right?
When the LAB+BONE kit arrives, follow the instructions and take a couple of swabs from your dog’s mouth. Don’t worry, it’s quick and painless. Then mail them to us in the secure pack to be cryogenically frozen and stored for as long as you need.


If your dog is stolen
Step 3
You’ll need to obtain a crime reference number. We need this to issue LAB+BONE test kits to any police or rescue centres that find a dog matching your pet’s description. If a positive DNA identification is made, you can then work with the UK courts to produce a warrant and make a successful recovery.
We’ll keep your dog safe

Act now while you can, and help keep your dog safe.