Come to the Chip Truck event in your neighbourhood to license, microchip and get a rabies vaccine for your pet. No appointment necessary.
Chip Truck Dates and Locations
Check back in the spring for the 2018 dates.
What to Bring
- Dogs must be on a leash
- Cats must be properly contained in a carrier
- Bring photo identification with your address
- $25 (cats)
- $35 (dogs)
- $10 with proof of current City of Toronto pet licence
Save time in our express line!
Fill out the Express Line Form and bring it with you to an event.
In order to insert the microchip, a small hole has been made with a needle in the skin over the shoulder blades.
- Be gentle when brushing or petting your animal for a few days as shoulder may be tender.
- If you see a drop of fresh blood and are you still in the vicinity of the Chip Truck, return to the truck and we will clean the area for you.
- If you have left the Chip Truck, hold a clean paper towel or cloth against the area for a few minutes until the bleeding stops.
- If you see dried blood on the skin or fur at home, leave the area alone so it can scab and heal.
- Avoid bathing your pet or swimming for three days after the microchip is implanted.
- You will receive microchip registration information in the mail from 24-Hour Pet Watch. Ensure all registered information is correct and register your emergency contacts.
- If you move, remember to keep all your contact information up-to-date with 24-hour Pet Watch.
- Ask your veterinarian to scan for the microchip at your pet’s annual appointment.
- A licensed veterinarian will administer the rabies vaccine.
- The vaccine is IMRAB1® 1TF and is a killed virus, effective for one year.
- It will be administered under the skin on the right hind leg.
- If your pet has been vaccinated within the past year, advise staff.
- Remain at the vaccine location for 15 minutes following the injection to observe for possible side effects:
- Facial swelling
- Difficulty breathing
- Lump at site of injection
- Loss of consciousness
If you believe your pet is having a reaction to the rabies vaccine, contact your veterinarian immediately or take your pet to an emergency veterinary clinic right away.
The following are emergency veterinary clinics.
- VEC (South): 920 Yonge Street – 416-920-2002
- VEC (North): 280 Sheppard Avenue East – 416-226-3663
- Toronto Veterinary Emergency Hospital: 21 Rolark Drive – 416-247-3887
- Veterinary Hospital of West Toronto: 150 Norseman Street – 416-239-3453
If you don’t live in Toronto, find an emergency clinic near you.
Questions or concerns: call 311 or 416-338-PAWS (7297)