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One way to reunite pets with their owners in a more timely fashion, and with minimal expense to the county and its citizens, is to microchip animals that come into the Section's possession.

Microchipping serves many purposes:

  • It provides an opportunity to reunite pets and owners quickly. Animal Control Officers scan for microchips. Microchips, if registered, can lead officers to owner contact information. Officers could then return the animal to the owner rather than transporting the animal to the facility.
  • In addition to quickly reuniting animals and owners, the ability to identify animals by microchip will also assist the section by saving space, food, time, and effort that are often expended on animals being held in the facility.
  • Weather related incidents have demonstrated that animals can be quickly separated from their homes and owners and, often times, at a separation of great distances. Microchipping has helped in some of those scenarios, such as during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, by identifying animals and their owners quickly and reuniting them safely with minimal cost, time and effort.

How to

Adoptions: Dogs and cats adopted from Anne Arundel County Animal Control will be microchipped.  

Reclaiming for running at large: In order to promote the public interest by encouraging microchipping of animals with a propensity to run at large, pet owners who reclaim their animals for running at large may choose to have their pet microchipped for an additional charge.

Microchip Clinic: Monthly microchip clinics are held the 3rd Thursday of each month for the public in conjunction with the rabies clinic. Times for services for microchip clinic are the same as rabies clinic times on the 3rd Thursday. Citizens with proof of rabies vaccination for their pet will be able to take advantage of this low cost service for $20.00 for the implantation (additional fees for registration also apply).

2017 Extended Rabies/Microchip Clinics
Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Thursday, June 15, 2017   12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Thursday, August 17, 2017   12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Thursday, October 19, 2017   12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 


Newly adopted animals - $20

Reclaiming for running at large - $40

Monthly microchip clinics are held the 3rd Thursday of each month for the public at a cost of $20. This fee can be paid by cash or check and citizen must have proof of rabies vaccination.

More Info

Due to health and safety concerns for animals and humans alike, our Microchip Clinic will be canceled on any day that the anticipated heat index is above 100 degrees or if other inclement weather that could jeopardize the safety of pets and humans.  We apologize for any inconvenience.


411 Maxwell Frye Road
Millersville, MD 21108