Microchip your pet for free
April 2 to April 30
Pets are part of your family. Be prepared to keep them safe with a free microchip.
After the Sonoma/Napa fires, 74% of microchipped animals were reunited with their families while only 1% of non-microchipped animals made it back home. Identification tags can become lost easily, and tattoos may not always be legible. Only about 15% of dogs and 2% of cats without permanent identification return home to their owners. Approximately 9 million companion animals are admitted to shelters in the U.S. every year. Many of these are euthanized because their owners cannot be found. And, microchipped pets are 2.5 times more likely to be returned to their owners.
Pet microchips are small, permanent identification chips that are about the size of a grain of rice. They are injected between the shoulder blades with a needle, and the process is about as quick as a vaccination. Most pets go through the one-time process without so much as a squeak. The estimated cost to implant and register a microchip ranges from about $25 to $75. However, from April 2 through April 30, we are offering this service for free, which includes free lifetime registration.
We use Found Animals microchips which are internationally recognized and meet ISO requirements (International Organization for Standardization). This promotes compatibility between chips and scanners.
Your pet’s microchip ID code, just like your pet, is one of a kind. When your lost pet is taken to an animal shelter or veterinary clinic, they will scan your pet for a microchip and read its unique code. This code is stored with your pet’s profile and linked to your contact information.
Registration and keeping your contact information updated is just as important as microchipping. We will automatically register every recorded and implanted microchip into the database within 5 days. Found Animals Microchip Registry is a free, national, nonprofit database that was conceived in support of a single belief: all lost pets need to find their way home.
Only a pet microchip can offer a truly permanent identification. Hundreds of thousands of pets have returned home thanks to a microchip.
Forgotten Felines of Sonoma County, The Humane Society of Sonoma County, The Marin Humane Society, Petaluma Animal Services Foundation, Pets Lifeline, Rohnert Park Animal Services and Sonoma County Animal Services want to make sure you and your pet can be reunited whenever you are separated. That's why, during the month of April, we are offering this service for free at all Sonoma and Marin County VIP Petcare Clinic locations. (Voucher required)
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Microchip services will be provided at all VIP Petcare clinic locations throughout the counties of Sonoma and Marin. Click to download a voucher and to find clinic locations and hours.
Voucher required for free microchip service.
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