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

The 2020 Chip Truck dates are cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Save time by arriving with a completed form.

Fill out the Chip Truck 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.

Additional information:

  • 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:
    • Hives
    • Facial swelling
    • Vomiting
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Fever/lethargy
    • Lump at site of injection
    • Loss of consciousness
    • Death

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.

  1. VEC (South): 920 Yonge Street – 416-920-2002
  2. Toronto Veterinary Emergency Hospital: 21 Rolark Drive – 416-247-3887
  3. 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)