Rabies Vaccines & Microchips


Micro chipping is a wonderful thing you can do for your pet.

Pets that have microchips have a far greater chance of being reunited with their family when they get lost, or even stolen. According to the American Humane Association, only 22% of lost dogs overall were returned to their families, while the return-to-owner rate for micro chipped dogs was over 52%.

Microchips are approximately the size of a grain of rice and are inserted beneath an animal’s skin, between its shoulder blades. The process is painless and takes about 2 minutes. Each microchip has a unique identification number and contains contact information for the pet’s owner. A scanner is used to collect the information on the microchip once it has been inserted. A microchip provides a permanent means of identification for your pet.

We offer microchipping by appointment for $35.00.
Download the registration form here
To schedule an appointment please email your form to info@hbspca.com

Rabies Vaccine

Rabies vaccines are required by law for all cats and dogs in the city of Hamilton.

We are excited to announce that the Hamilton/Burlington SPCA will be hosting a second Pop Up Rabies Clinic on Tuesday June 22nd and Thursday June 24th at our shelter – 245 Dartnall Rd.  This clinic will be appointment based, held outside, and will adhere to COVID-19 protocols to ensure the safety of all participants and HBSPCA staff/volunteers.  Please read carefully

  • Participants will need to pre-register fill out your form HERE and email to Michelle at mmacnab@hbspca.com.  Pet parents will be contacted, in the order emails are received, to make payment over the phone. Payment can be done with Visa, Mastercard, Visa Debit or Mastercard Debit.
  • Participants MUST have a mask on when they arrive for their appointment. One family member ONLY to accompany dogs to the tent for vaccination. Cats will be transported by HBSPCA Animal Care staff to a secure area for vaccination.
  • All dogs must be on a leash and all cats must be in a secure, clean cat carrier.
  • Cost is $35 per Rabies vaccine. Add on a microchip for an additional $25.00

*** For all your flea protection needs we will also have Advantage available for purchase