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FREE Microchipping Schedule

To residents of Albuquerque – No appointment needed

The City of Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department is offering to microchip dogs and cats for FREE. The offer is good to all residents of Albuquerque. Our initiative is aimed at helping prevent pets from getting lost and help lost pets get back to their owners as soon as possible. 

After seeing a great response from the public, The City Albuquerque of Animal Welfare Department decided to offer free microchipping services to pets every month to residents of Albuquerque, while supplies last.

You must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license to microchip your pets. The pet's microchip will be registered to the ID holder. When you are having your animal microchipped, you will need to fill out paperwork that comes with the microchip so the microchip can be properly registered. The information that you list on these forms will be the guide to finding you if the animal is ever lost or recovered.

It is essential to ensure that the details linked to your pet’s microchip remain up-to-date so the pet can be successfully identified. Animal Welfare shelters provide all-year-round free service to check on a pet’s microchip.

What: Free microchipping to residents of Albuquerque – No appointment needed

When: The free service can be obtained during the following months:

  • October 15 - 20
  • November 12 - 17
  • December 10 -15

Where: Westside Shelter: 11800 Sunset Gardens Rd. SW – 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

              Eastside Shelter: 8920 Lomas Blvd. NE – 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.