Choose your plan, and order the LAB+BONE kit.

Test kit
Register your dog

Register now and choose one of our monthly, annual or lifetime plans. We’ll then send you a LAB+BONE kit so you can take your dog’s DNA samples, and send them back to us to be cryogenically frozen and stored.

What’s in the box?

Your LAB+BONE Kit

01

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 choose between our selection on monthly, annual or lifetime plans.

02

Send us your dog’s DNA
Instructions
• How to get a reliable sample.
• Watch these instructions to ensure you collect the optimum amount of DNA.
Get set up
1 Wash your hands, set out the kit and read the instructions..
2 Make sure your dog has not eaten or interacted with dogs for 2 hours.
The swab
3 Open the 1st swab packet taking care not to touch the collection end.
Open swab
Collect DNA
4 Open your dogs mouth and firmly scrape the cheek and gum for at least 15 seconds.
5 We need cells, not saliva, so don’t be afraid to scrape by rolling the tip while you swab.
Scrape gums
Store sample
6 After collecting a sample, place the swab tip into vial and snap the handle at the break point.
7 Seal with the end cap firmly to secure the sample. Repeat with the second vial.
Post it back
8 Place vials back into the original box and seal. You can drop it in any postbox.
Post package
You are done
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.

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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.