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

  1. Wednesday, April 18, 2018 – 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.: PetSmart store at 835 Eglinton Ave. E. (Laird Ave./Eglinton Ave. E.)
  2. Wednesday, May 2, 2018 – 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Fred Victor Bethlehem United Shelter at 1161 Caledonia Rd. (Caledonia Ave./Lawrence Ave. W.)
  3. Saturday, May 26, 2018 and Sunday, May 27, 2018 – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Note – no rabies vaccine available at this event. Woofstock at Woodbine Park – 1695 Queen St. E.
  4. Wednesday, June 13, 2018 – 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Regent Park Aquatic Centre at 640 Dundas St. E. (Dundas St. E./Sumach St.)
  5. Wednesday, June 27, 2018 – 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.: LAMP Community Health Centre
  6. Wednesday, July 11, 2018 – 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Scarborough Village Recreation Centre at 3600 Kingston Rd. (Kingston Rd./Markham Rd.)
  7. Wednesday, August 8, 2018 – 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Regent Park Aquatic Centre at 640 Dundas St. E. (Dundas St. E./Sumach St.)
  8. Wednesday, August 22, 2018 – 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Northwood Community Centre at 15 Clubhouse Court (Sheppard Ave. W./Arleta Ave.)
  9. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 – 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Etobicoke Public Library at 1515 Albion Rd. (Albion Rd./Kipling Ave.)
  10. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 – 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Scarborough Centennial Recreation Centre at 1967 Ellesmere Rd. (Ellesmere Rd./Markham Rd.)
  11. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 – 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.: PetSmart at Stockyards, 75 Gunns Rd., unit 103.

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)