Microchip FAQs

Microship identification and registration Requiered 

Effective July 22, 2021, pet owners are required to microchip all dogs and cats over four months of age and register the microchip with a national registry. 

City pet registration is no longer required. Residents that have a current pet registration as of July 22 will not be required to microchip their pet until that registration has expired.

Microchipping is available for $10 at the Irving Animal Care Campus.

PROPER ID, MICROCHIPPING WILL HAVE YOUR PET HOME SOONER

Animal Services Officers have microchip scanners in their vehicles and check lost animals for microchips and other identification in an effort to take the lost pets back home. Many animals are returned without being impounded at the animal shelter.

MICROCHIP MANUFACTURER

Irving Animal Services uses 24 Pet Watch as our microchip manufacturer.