If your pet ever gets lost or accidentally runs away, microchipping will greatly increase your chances of finding it.
We offer microchipping services at a cost of $30 +tx per pet, by appointment only. Write to to reserve your 15-minute time slot!
What's a microchip?
A microchip is a small electronic implant about the size of a grain of rice. Each microchip is associated with a unique identification number that can be read with a specialized reader.
The procedure for inserting a microchip is a very quick subcutaneous injection between the animal's shoulder blades. It takes only a few seconds and the animal should only feel a small pinch. Most animals tolerate the procedure very well!
Note that the microchip is not a GPS. It can be read to access the registered owner's coordinates. Most veterinary clinics and animal shelters can read microchips.
What are the advantages of having my pet microchipped?
The microchip is complementary to your pet's license, which you must renew every year and which must always be around your pet's neck according to municipal regulations.
The medallion makes it possible to identify at a glance that an animal is not a stray, but that it does have a family. Thus, a simple phone call to the shelter can be enough to reunite him with his family, without having to travel to our home!
Since the microchip is subcutaneous, it cannot be lost or removed. In the event that your pet gets lost without a license around its neck, the microchip will allow us to identify it. We systematically check if the stray animals that come to us have a microchip!
Very important: keep your information up to date!
Once the microchip is in place, the next step is to note the identification number associated with it. This number is linked to a database whose information must be up to date if your pet ever gets lost!
At the SPCA de l'Outaouais, we register your information as soon as the microchip is installed to save you an extra step. We do business with the company 24petwatch, and it is them that you should contact if you ever want to make changes to your file.
Don't forget to write to us if you ever move so that we can keep your file up to date!