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All pets adopted through the Tulsa SPCA are microchipped.

The cost per microchip is $10 per pet and ID tags are available at $5 each. Contact the Tulsa SPCA at 918-428-7722, ext. 1024 for more information. Prices subject to change. Posted prices are current as of June 3, 2020.

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 microchip 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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2 hours ago

Tulsa SPCA

Cuddle up with your furry friend and join us from the comfort of your home for Pranks and Paws Trivia Night on Saturday, April 17 at 7pm. Enjoy a fun-filled night of trivia with your friends while supporting homeless dogs and cats in Tulsa! Complete with a live auction, silent auction, wine and restaurant pull + lots of fun, this could be just what you need to rejuvenate yourself after a long week at work! Register at tulsaspca.org/trivia-night/. We hope to see you and your team there...virtually, of course. ...

Cuddle up with your furry friend and join us from the comfort of your home for Pranks and Paws Trivia Night on Saturday, April 17 at 7pm. Enjoy a fun-filled night of trivia with your friends while supporting homeless dogs and cats in Tulsa! Complete with a live auction, silent auction, wine and restaurant pull + lots of fun, this could be just what you need to rejuvenate yourself after a long week at work! Register at https://tulsaspca.org/trivia-night/. We hope to see you and your team there...virtually, of course.

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The link takes you to a Pet Enrichment page, not registration.

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4 hours ago

Tulsa SPCA

Last month our rescue partner OAA was alerted to an animal neglect situation where over 70 dogs were living in mostly outdoor enclosures without access to enough food or adequate shelter. Some dogs were tethered to trees, other's ran the entire property and most were in small enclosures with other dogs. Many dogs were brought into our care and Aries was one of them! Living outside with very limited human interaction is no way for such a cutie to spend her time and she's thankful to now be spayed, vaccinated and ready for adoption into a loving home! Aries is looking for a patient and understanding home with another friendly dog already in it, and no children present.

Survivors of inhumane boarding situations like this often face a unique set of issues. Potty training can take time, and these dogs are all very fearful of strangers, new environments, and being leashed.

The adjustment period post adoption can take months. The dog you bring home today will not be the dog you have in your home 6 months down the line. This can make it difficult for us to match you with the perfect dog for your home but being a part of that dramatic and positive change can be a deeply rewarding experience, and there are many resources to help you help them. These dogs deserve the best after so many years of inhumane housing and treatment! If you are interested in adopting Aries and giving her the life she was meant to have, visit tulsaspca.org/adoptable-dogs.
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Last month our rescue partner OAA was alerted to an animal neglect situation where over 70 dogs were living in mostly outdoor enclosures without access to enough food or adequate shelter. Some dogs were tethered to trees, others ran the entire property and most were in small enclosures with other dogs. Many dogs were brought into our care and Aries was one of them! Living outside with very limited human interaction is no way for such a cutie to spend her time and shes thankful to now be spayed, vaccinated and ready for adoption into a loving home! Aries is looking for a patient and understanding home with another friendly dog already in it, and no children present.

Survivors of inhumane boarding situations like this often face a unique set of issues. Potty training can take time, and these dogs are all very fearful of strangers, new environments, and being leashed.

The adjustment period post adoption can take months. The dog you bring home today will not be the dog you have in your home 6 months down the line. This can make it difficult for us to match you with the perfect dog for your home but being a part of that dramatic and positive change can be a deeply rewarding experience, and there are many resources to help you help them. These dogs deserve the best after so many years of inhumane housing and treatment! If you are interested in adopting Aries and giving her the life she was meant to have, visit tulsaspca.org/adoptable-dogs.

19 hours ago

Tulsa SPCA

DRY DOG FOOD NEEDED! Covid-19 recipients and cold weather needs have depleted a vast majority of our dry dog food supplies. We take great pride is helping members of the Tulsa community when they need it most. Last year, we distributed over 40,000 pounds of dog food. We would appreciate donations of dry dog food to help us continue aiding those who have fallen on hard times. Sometimes the Tulsa SPCA providing food is the difference between keeping a pet at home or surrendering it to a shelter. Donated food can be ordered online and delivered to Tulsa SPCA, 3000 Mohawk Blvd, Tulsa, OK 74110 or dropped off at the same address between 9am-4pm Monday-Friday. We appreciate all your help as we continue to help our neighbors! ...

DRY DOG FOOD NEEDED! Covid-19 recipients and cold weather needs have depleted a vast majority of our dry dog food supplies. We take great pride is helping members of the Tulsa community when they need it most. Last year, we distributed over 40,000 pounds of dog food. We would appreciate donations of dry dog food to help us continue aiding those who have fallen on hard times. Sometimes the Tulsa SPCA providing food is the difference between keeping a pet at home or surrendering it to a shelter. Donated food can be ordered online and delivered to Tulsa SPCA, 3000 Mohawk Blvd, Tulsa, OK 74110 or dropped off at the same address between 9am-4pm Monday-Friday. We appreciate all your help as we continue to help our neighbors!

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Do you take opened bags? Recently had to switch my dog to prescription food.

How harmful would it be to change dog food? Have always fed pedigree, but budget on unemployment is changing that

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Ordered from Amazon! Thank you for service.

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