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Microchipping Information

!!Free Microchipping for Washoe County pets!!

Washoe County Regional Animal Services believes that microchipping is your pet's best chance of being returned home should it ever become lost or stolen. Microchipped pets can be scanned in the field and returned to their homes without ever having to be brought into the shelter. Non-WC Residents: $12.00 microchip fee.

Microchipping is done by injecting a small chip, the size of a grain of rice, under the skin between the shoulder blades. It only takes a few minutes to complete and last for the life of the pet. More information about microchipping visit the American Veterinary Medical Foundation website.

WCRAS uses HomeAgain microchips that are easily read by shelters and veterinarians. More information can be found on the HomeAgain website. Pets microchipped at WCRAS will be registered in both the local WCRAS database and the HomeAgain national database for free.

Microchip Location:

Washoe County Regional Animal Services
2825 Longley Lane, Suite A 
Reno, NV 89502

Monday – Friday, 10:00am - 4:00pm; Except holidays.

Dogs must be on leash or in a pet carrier. Cats must be brought in a pet carrier.


Updated 11/29/2022 4:22 PM
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