All pets adopted through the Tulsa SPCA are microchipped.

Thanks to a generous donation from the Arnall Family Foundation Animal Welfare Program, microchip services and a pet ID tag are free to the public with clinic purchase. Without an additional service, cost is $10 per pet and ID tags are available at $5 each. Contact the Tulsa SPCA at 918-428-7722 for more information.

The Tulsa SPCA uses two microchipping services. Your pet’s microchip will be registered, and you can learn more if you visit your registry’s website. If you adopted your animal from Tulsa SPCA, check 24 Pet Watch. If you bought microchip services in our clinic, check Michaelson Found Animals Foundation.

General Microchip FAQs

Q: Why should I microchip my pet?
A: Registered microchips give lost pets the best chance of returning home. One in three pets become lost at some point during their life. A study published by the Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association found that only 22% of lost dogs are reunited with their families. However, the return-to-owner rate for microchipped dogs is more than 52%. The same study found that less than 2% of lost cats that enter animal shelters were reunited with their families. The return-to-owner rate for microchipped cats, however, increased to more than 38%.

Q: Why should I microchip my pets if they already wear collars and tags?
A: Collars and tags can be removed or get lost and tattooing can become illegible over time. Microchips are the only truly permanent method of identifying your dog or cat.

Q: Why should I microchip my indoor cat?
A: Cats are naturally curious and unpredictable. If your cat strays from the safety of your home, a registered microchip is your cat’s best chance of a fast return.

Q: What size is the microchip? Where is it located on my pet?
A: Your pet’s chip is smaller than a grain of rice. It is biocompatible and safe. It is located on the back, deeply under the skin between the shoulder blades.

Q: How does the microchip scanner work?
A: The scanner sends a quick radio signal to the chip. The pet feels nothing. When the chip number appears in the scanner window, the shelter or veterinarian will then contact your microchip company to find the registered owner connected to the microchip number. The reader is a universal reader designed to scan and detect both ISO compliant and non-ISO compliant microchips.

Q: Can anyone with a scanner access my contact information from the chip?
A: Microchips carry only a unique identification number, not your personal contact details. If your pet gets lost and is taken to a veterinary clinic or animal shelter, your pet will be scanned for a microchip to reveal his/her unique ID number. That number will be called into the microchip company, and you will be contacted using the contact information we have on file. It is vital to keep your contact information up to date so that you can be reached. Your contact information will only be given to the finder of your lost pet if you have given the company consent to do so.

Q: How does DirectConnect work?
A: When the microchip company receives a call about your pet being found, they record the finder’s details and then place them on hold while we try to reach you using your home, cell and work telephone numbers. Once you’re on the phone, they connect you with the finder, with your permission.

Q: If someone finds my pet, how will they know to call the microchip company?
A:Some microchip companies provide pets with a plastic collar tag that features your pet’s unique microchip number and the microchip company’s toll free number. If your pet is not wearing their tag, or if the tag is broken, scratched or weathered, the finder should contact a veterinarian or humane society to get your pet’s microchip scanned so the company can contact you immediately.

Q: What do I do if my pet is lost?
A: If your pet goes missing, call your microchip company first.

Q: Do I need to re-register my microchip annually?
A: This depends on the microchip company. Visit their website for more information.

Q: Can I change my information if I move?
A: Yes. We recommend that you stay in touch with your microchip company to keep your contact information current! Don’t wait until your pet is lost.

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SAVE THE DATE! Papa John's is partnering with the Tulsa SPCA during the month of March. Use code TULSASPCA when you order and you'll receive 30% off your purchase. AND, Papa John's will donate 10% of your order to the Tulsa SPCA! It is truly a win-win for everyone. Mark your calendars and eat Papa John's in March! ...

SAVE THE DATE! Papa Johns is partnering with the Tulsa SPCA during the month of March. Use code TULSASPCA when you order and youll receive 30% off your purchase. AND, Papa Johns will donate 10% of your order to the Tulsa SPCA! It is truly a win-win for everyone. Mark your calendars and eat Papa Johns in March!

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TULSA SPCA DOG OF THE WEEK! Roxie with the stellar eyes was surrendered through no fault of her own. Left in a backyard for much of the day (even though she is house trained), Roxie was prone to escaping the fence in search of people and things to do. Roxie's last home had no complaints about her behavior indoors, and she will stay in a fenced yard so long as she is getting proper attention and enrichment from her family. One of a kind, she knows her worth and prefers to be the only dog in your life!

Roxie is about 3 years old and has been spayed, vaccinated, heart worm tested (negative), microchipped, and is current on parasite prevention. Ask to meet her at Tulsa SPCA. Her adoption fee is 50% off this week as Dog of the Week! #tulsaspca #dogoftheweek #adoptdontshop #roxie
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TULSA SPCA DOG OF THE WEEK! Roxie with the stellar eyes was surrendered through no fault of her own. Left in a backyard for much of the day (even though she is house trained), Roxie was prone to escaping the fence in search of people and things to do. Roxies last home had no complaints about her behavior indoors, and she will stay in a fenced yard so long as she is getting proper attention and enrichment from her family. One of a kind, she knows her worth and prefers to be the only dog in your life!

Roxie is about 3 years old and has been spayed, vaccinated, heart worm tested (negative), microchipped, and is current on parasite prevention. Ask to meet her at Tulsa SPCA. Her adoption fee is 50% off this week as Dog of the Week! #tulsaspca #dogoftheweek #adoptdontshop #roxie

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TULSA SPCA CAT OF THE WEEK! Hook is looking for his forever home, and we hope he finds it this week! His adoption fee is 50% off through Sunday as Cat of the Week! Come out and meet Hook and his other kitty cat friends at the Tulsa SPCA! #catoftheweek #tulsaspca #adoptdontshop #hook ...

TULSA SPCA CAT OF THE WEEK! Hook is looking for his forever home, and we hope he finds it this week! His adoption fee is 50% off through Sunday as Cat of the Week! Come out and meet Hook and his other kitty cat friends at the Tulsa SPCA! #catoftheweek #tulsaspca #adoptdontshop #hook
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