Microchipping Information

Free Microchip Clinic for Washoe County Residents! Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month 1:00-3:00 at Washoe County Regional Animal Services by Appointment ONLY. 

Make an appointment by clicking the blue-green "Schedule Appointment" button below. 

Need vaccinations too? Make an appointment for our vaccination clinic here and get your free microchip at the same time!

There is a $12 micrcohipping fee for any residents outside of Washoe County! Fee is due at the time of appointment.

Upon arrival please stay in your vehicle and call 775-353-8906.  Please do not call this number for any other reason as it is not regularly manned.  If you have any questions or concerns please call 775-353-8900.

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Washoe County Regional Animal Services believes that microchipping is your pet's best chance of being returned home should it ever become lost or stolen. Microchipped pets can be scanned in the field and returned to their homes without ever having to be brought into the shelter.

WCRAS uses HomeAgain microchips and more information for these microchips can be found on the HomeAgain website.

Microchipping is done by injecting a small chip, the size of a grain of rice, under the skin between the shoulder blades. It only takes a few minutes to complete and last for the life of the pet. WCRAS uses HomeAgain microchips that are easily read by shelters and veterinarians. For more information about microchipping visit the American Veterinary Medical Foundation website.

Pets microchipped at WCRAS will be registered in both the local WCRAS database and the HomeAgain national database for free.