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 or 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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5 hours ago

Tulsa SPCA

The Tulsa SPCA works hard EVERY day to assist animals in need. The past few days have been extremely challenging AND rewarding as we helped the 64 dogs from Pontotoc County receive medical care, grooming services, proper nutrition, clean water and a safe place to sleep. ...not to mention all the love we showered upon them. We could not have done it without your help. We have been inundated with calls and emails asking how to help, how to donate, how to foster and how to adopt. Groomers showed up with clippers, supplies have arrived from around the country and our posts have been shared many, many times to spread the awareness of our work. THANK YOU to everyone who played a role. Unfortunately, animal rescue is a job that will never be done. Please use the donate button below to support us as we work to find forever homes for the Pontotoc County group and all the other dogs and cats who arrive at our shelter. Your generosity allows us to do this work with open hearts and open minds.

Willie Jack, the star of this video, thanks you, too!
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And the best groomer in town!!! Kim Ousley ❤️❤️❤️

What a patient dog. Ty for making it comfortable

Bless him and you! He’s being soo good. He knows he’s going to feel so much better thanks to you!

boy, what a good baby 🙂 i'm sure she's ecstatic!! and you are a fast worker 🙂

What a transformation!! Thank you for all you do

You can tell he feels so much better it breaks my heart!!! 🥺

Willie Jack! Jason Pann 😍

God bless all of you

Oh skinny mini! Lots of treatos in your future!

Bless you guys

Poor sweetie

Shane Bettis this poor baby! So glad it’s safe now.

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1 day ago

Tulsa SPCA

Introducing Chester! Chester's a dog who, due to a hard life in his past, looks much older than he actually is. Chester is about 6 years old, but by his appearance and health condition when we got him, we assume Chester spent most of his life outdoors. He did spend some time in a foster home prior to his intake, and they reported he's good with other dogs and a very good boy indoors! Chester is neutered, vaccinated, heart worm tested, microchipped, and is current on parasite prevention. If you are interested in Chester, stop by the shelter to meet this good ol boy! We are open until 5:30pm today (closed 12:30-1:30pm). ...

Introducing Chester! Chesters a dog who, due to a hard life in his past, looks much older than he actually is. Chester is about 6 years old, but by his appearance and health condition when we got him, we assume Chester spent most of his life outdoors. He did spend some time in a foster home prior to his intake, and they reported hes good with other dogs and a very good boy indoors! Chester is neutered, vaccinated, heart worm tested, microchipped, and is current on parasite prevention. If you are interested in Chester, stop by the shelter to meet this good ol boy! We are open until 5:30pm today (closed 12:30-1:30pm).

1 day ago

Tulsa SPCA

VOLUNTEER INFORMATION: The number of people who have asked about volunteering at the Tulsa SPCA is incredible. Here is a bit of info that will help you navigate the volunteer process.

Ideal shifts for volunteering are 7:30am-12:30pm or 1:30-5:30pm, Monday-Sunday. We are closed each day from 12:30-1:30pm. If you would like to volunteer for an entire day, you can bring your lunch or leave our campus to go out to eat. We will have some cold bottled water and snacks, but feel free to bring your own.

Volunteers need to be 9 years old or older. Volunteers aged 9-17 need to have a parent volunteer with them.

Once onsite, we will ask you to complete a liability and photo release.

All volunteers MUST wear long pants, shirts with sleeves, no dangling jewelry. A hat if you are outside is encouraged, as is sunscreen and bug spray. Comfortable shoes that you are ok getting dirty and wet is also encouraged. We know it is hot outside, but these attire policies are for your safety.

We are in need of people to help in the following areas: cleaning kennels, help with feeding and watering, help with laundry and dishes (both in our shelter and clinic), help with socialization (please keep in mind these animals have had very little human interaction and contact, so this may consist of just sitting with them, talking to them, reading, playing soft music. While some may, most won't be ready to pet, walk on leashes, etc. You are welcome to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on in the kennels.)

If you are interested in volunteering, DO NOT COMMENT BELOW. Instead email giving@tulsaspca.org to tell us the day and timeframe you want to volunteer. Only those who email will be contacted about volunteering.

We realize some people are not able to volunteer at the Tulsa SPCA, but still want to help. Please consider donating using the button below or at tulsaspca.org/donate/ to help offset the costs we are incurring to assist the dogs we took in from the Pontotoc County breeder. We appreciate all of you!
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VOLUNTEER INFORMATION: The number of people who have asked about volunteering at the Tulsa SPCA is incredible. Here is a bit of info that will help you navigate the volunteer process. 

Ideal shifts for volunteering are 7:30am-12:30pm or 1:30-5:30pm, Monday-Sunday. We are closed each day from 12:30-1:30pm. If you would like to volunteer for an entire day, you can bring your lunch or leave our campus to go out to eat. We will have some cold bottled water and snacks, but feel free to bring your own.

Volunteers need to be 9 years old or older. Volunteers aged 9-17 need to have a parent volunteer with them.

Once onsite, we will ask you to complete a liability and photo release.

All volunteers MUST wear long pants, shirts with sleeves, no dangling jewelry.  A hat if you are outside is encouraged, as is sunscreen and bug spray. Comfortable shoes that you are ok getting dirty and wet is also encouraged. We know it is hot outside, but these attire policies are for your safety.

We are in need of people to help in the following areas: cleaning kennels, help with feeding and watering, help with laundry and dishes (both in our shelter and clinic), help with socialization (please keep in mind these animals have had very little human interaction and contact, so this may consist of just sitting with them, talking to them, reading, playing soft music.  While some may, most wont be ready to pet, walk on leashes, etc.  You are welcome to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on in the kennels.)

If you are interested in volunteering, DO NOT COMMENT BELOW. Instead email giving@tulsaspca.org to tell us the day and timeframe you want to volunteer. Only those who email will be contacted about volunteering.

We realize some people are not able to volunteer at the Tulsa SPCA, but still want to help. Please consider donating using the button below or at https://tulsaspca.org/donate/ to help offset the costs we are incurring to assist the dogs we took in from the Pontotoc County breeder. We appreciate all of you!

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Only thing I don't see listed above are the days one can volunteer. Is this 7 days a week or something else? TY

Are u needing foster homes still

I know you said not to comment but there’s no sense of me contacting you through email if I can’t do it because of my schedule. What about if I can only help out from like 315 to 530. I don’t get off work till 3pm but live very close to spca so I could get there pretty shortly after??

Klarisa Alvarez Morales

Heather Jackson

Jasmin Brown ❤️🐾

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