Free microchipping, rabies vaccination for licensed dogs offered by Clackamas County at monthly clinics

Dog owners may now get free microchipping and a free rabies vaccine for their dogs at Clackamas County Dog Services with proof of a county dog license.

Microchipping/vaccination clinics are held from 9 to 11 a.m. on the fourth Saturday of every month at the county dog shelter, 13141 SE Highway 212 in Clackamas (see map). The mobile clinics, run through a partnership with Good Neighbor Vet, also offer other limited veterinary services.

Everyone is welcome and no advance appointments are needed. Upcoming clinic dates are Jan. 28, Feb. 25 and March 25.

To get a free microchip and rabies vaccination, owners of licensed dogs should verify current licenses with Dog Services before entering the mobile clinic in the parking lot. People without a current dog license may request an authorization form to purchase a license after their pet receives the microchip.

A dog who has an identification microchip is easier to find if they get lost or if they have to be left behind in an emergency. It only takes about 20 seconds for trained staff to insert a rice-grain-size microchip under the skin between the animal’s shoulder blades. The chip can’t be seen or felt by the dog, but can be detected by scanners used by veterinarians, shelters and rescue agencies. 

Read more about Clackamas County Dog Services.

For more information, members of the media or public may contact Sarah Holcombe at 503-655-8628.