Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Chip Truck microchip and rabies vaccine services are temporarily suspended. Please keep checking the website for updates on when these services will be available.

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

Cost

  • $25 (cats)
  • $35 (dogs)
  • $10 with proof of current City of Toronto pet licence

Save time by arriving with a completed form.

Fill out the Chip Truck Form and bring it with you to an event.

Jane Finch Mall

1911 Finch Ave West
June 22nd 4pm-7pm

Breakaway

21 Strickland Ave
July 27th 4pm-7pm

Scarborough Gardens Arena

75 Birchmount Rd
August 17th 4pm-7pm

LAMP

185 Fifth St.
September 14th 4-7pm

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 veterinarian, licensed in Ontario, will be administering a rabies vaccine to your pet today. The vaccine is IMRAB3® 3TF and is a killed virus, effective for 1 year. The vaccine will be administered under the skin (subcutaneously) on the right hind leg. If your pet has been vaccinated within 1 year to date, please advise staff. The veterinarian will determine if a pet is eligible for revaccination today if the pet has previously received the vaccination within one year.

The possible side effects of the vaccine are listed below. You may remain at the location where your pet receives the rabies vaccine for 15 minutes following the injection to observe for these 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, please contact your veterinarian immediately or take your pet to an emergency veterinary clinic right away. The following is a list of emergency veterinary clinics in Toronto. If you don’t live in Toronto, please find an emergency clinic near you.

  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
  4. Central Toronto Veterinary Emergency Clinic: 1051 Eglinton Ave W – 416-784-4444
  5. Toronto Animal Health Partners: 1 Scarsdale Rd – 416-380-7400

If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 416-338-PAWS (7297)