Microchips

Foothills Animal Shelter provides microchipping for your cat or dog:

  • The cost is only $35 per pet. This charge includes microchip registration.
  • No appointment is needed to get a microchip or license for your pet.
    • Walk-in at any time during our open hours (Weekdays 11 am – 7 pm, Weekends 10 am – 6 pm).

If you would also like to have your pet vaccinated, our affordable Vaccine, License & Microchip Clinics take place at the Shelter every Friday from 4-5:30 pm and the first Saturday of every month from 9-10:30 am, as well as at various locations throughout our community. No appointment is needed. If your pet is currently presenting with symptoms of illness or has been diagnosed with a contagious disease, please do not bring them to a clinic. Instead, please visit your regular veterinarian. Click here for details and the most up-to-date clinic schedule.

What is a Microchip?

A microchip is a form of permanent identification (as small as a grain of rice) that is inserted into the scruff of the animal’s neck. The procedure is as simple as a routine vaccination.

When a lost or stray animal comes into the Shelter, we digitally scan each incoming animal for a microchip. If detected, the microchip will lead us to the owner’s information.

A microchip is the perfect identification device because it cannot be lost or easily removed. Foothills Animal Shelter places microchips in all of our adopted dogs and cats.

Along with a collar bearing current rabies and dog license, a microchip is a fantastic tool to ensure your animal will be returned to you! Please drop in with your pet, or feel free to contact us for more information regarding the microchipping process.