Animal Services & Resources : Microchipping

Microchips and Pet Licenses

The Seattle Humane Society 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

Appointments are available on a drop-in basis 7 days a week from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
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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.

Qualifying households chart

For additional counties and household sizes, click here.

Fees

Microchipping costs $20.00 per animal and includes national registration.

Licensing

King County residents are required to obtain pet licenses. The Seattle Humane Society sells City of Renton licenses ONLY. No King County licences are sold at Seattle Humane. 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 from the Seattle Humane Society or directly from the City of Renton.

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