Come to the Chip Truck event in your neighbourhood to microchip and get a rabies vaccine for your pet. No appointment necessary. Pay only $10 with a current City of Toronto pet licence.
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
2020 Chip Truck Dates and Locations
- April 15, 2020: 4 pm – 7 pm
PetSmart, 835 Eglinton Ave. E., Toronto
- May 5, 2020: 4 pm – 7 pm
Scarborough Centennial Recreation Centre, 1967 Ellesmere Rd.
- May 28, 2020: 4 pm – 7 pm Thistletown Community Centre, 925 Albion Rd.
- June 6 and 7, 2020: Chip Truck services offered from 11 am – 2 pm ONLY
Woofstock, Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen St. E.
**NOTE – rabies vaccine is not offered at this event. Microchip and pet licence only.
- July 9, 2020: 4 pm – 7 pm
Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd.
- August 17, 2020: 5 pm – 8 pm Oakdale Community Centre, 350 Grandravine Dr.
- October 7, 2020: 4 pm – 7 pm
PetSmart, 12 William Kitchen Rd.
Watch this space for more dates to follow.
Get Started Early with the Chip Truck Form
Save time by arriving with a completed form.
Fill out the Chip Truck Form and bring it with you to an event.
Microchip After Care Instructions
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.
Rabies Vaccine Information
- 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
- 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)