Microchipping Information

Free microchipping

Microchipping is suspended at this time due to Covid-19

Free Microchipping for Washoe County pets.

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.

Microchip Location

Microchipping can be done at the shelter Monday through Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm (except holidays). Dogs must be on leash or in a pet carrier. Cats must be brought in a pet carrier.

Vaccination clinics are held the first Tuesday of every month between 3:00pm and 7:00pm at 2825-A Longley Lane in Reno. Go to our events and clinics page for dates and times of offsite clinics and special events.