Microchip
Services

Microchipping is the most convenient, reliable and permanent solution to ensure your pet is returned to you if they ever go missing.

The Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo & Stratford Perth offers microchipping services through our monthly rabies & microchip clinic, as well as weekly microchipping appointments.

WEEKLY APPOINTMENTS

Weekly Appointments are available by appointment only, and offered:

9am-4pm, Monday to Friday – Kitchener Waterloo Animal Centre
10am-4pm, Mondays and Wednesdays – Stratford Perth Animal Centre

Cost: $30.00 (includes microchip and registration)
To Book: Call 519-745-5615 or email rvt@kwsphumane.ca 

***Please note that this service is offered curbside only. Owners will not be allowed in the building with their pets. All pets must be secured on a leash or in a carrier.


MICROCHIP FAQ

What is a microchip?
A microchip is a small electronic chip that is about the size of a grain of rice.  The chip is activated by a scanner that is passed over the area, which then transmits an identification number to the scanner. This identification number is then used to retrieve owner information.

How do you receive my information?
Your humane society, animal services provider or a local veterinarian can contact your microchip company to receive your information, or the company may give you a call directly to indicate that your pet has been located.  The information on file for your pet is chosen by you at the time of microchip registration.

Does a microchip have a tracking device?
No, a microchip is not a GPS device and cannot track your animal.

Is it painful to implant?
No, it is injected under the skin and is no more painful than a typical injection. No surgery or anesthesia is required.

How do I know what microchip company to contact/I registered with?

If you don’t remember your provider, or your wondering what microchip company to contact if you found a lost pet, the first three numbers of a microchip number identify the company that issued the chip.

ie. A microchip number beginning with 982 means that 24PetWatch issued the chip.

To find a list of microchip companies, the 3 number identifier, and their contact numbers, view this helpful chart

Watch Maple get microchipped here: