Clackamas County dog owners may get free microchipping for their dog at Dog Services with proof of a Clackamas County dog license.
Microchipping clinics are held from 9 to 11 a.m. on the fourth Saturday of every month at the dog shelter, 13141 SE Highway 212 in Clackamas (map). The mobile clinics, run through a partnership with Good Neighbor Vet, also offer other limited veterinary services.
No advance appointments are needed and all owners of dogs who have or need a Clackamas County dog license are welcome. Free rabies vaccinations are also available to people who purchase or renew their dog’s county license on the day of the clinic.
Upcoming clinic dates are Feb. 25, March 25 and April 22.
To get a free microchip, owners of licensed dogs should:
- Come to Dog Services between 9 and 11 a.m. on a fourth Saturday.
- Verify your dog’s current county license with Dog Services before entering the mobile clinic in the parking lot.
- If you need to purchase or renew your dog’s county license, you can do that before entering the mobile clinic.
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.
For more information, contact Clackamas County Dog Services at 503-655-8628 or email Sarah Holcombe.