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.
Stolen dogs are often found on puppy farm raids. 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
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 monthly, annual or lifetime plan.
Send us your dog’s DNA
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
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.