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Microchips & Pet Licenses

Seattle Humane offers microchip identification to animals of low-income pet owners. A microchip is the size of a grain of rice and is injected under the animal's skin between the shoulder blades. Each chip has a unique number that is registered with a national database along with the pet owner's address and phone number. The microchip can be read by scanners that are currently used by most animal organizations and veterinary clinics.


Appointments are available on a drop-in basis 7 days a week from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
View our location and hours.

Qualified Income Households

We can only provide services to pets belonging to owners with an income that is less than 80 percent of the median family income in their region. Please refer to the chart below to see if you qualify.

For additional counties and household sizes, click here.


Micro-chipping costs $20.00 per animal and includes national registration.


King County residents are required to obtain pet licenses. Seattle Humane does not sell pet licenses. For King County licenses, visit the County's website. Seattle residents may obtain licenses directly from the City of Seattle and Renton residents may get their pet licenses directly from the City of Renton.

Well Hello There!

We adopted brother and sister cats who love to play, explore, and be loved. They're also great with our grandchildren and have brought a lot of fun to our household.

Proud Parents to Sunny & Pansy