Dogs and cats should receive their first vaccination at 6-8 weeks of age. Vaccinations are repeated at 3-4 week intervals until they are 16 weeks old.
The initial Rabies vaccination is typically given between 3-5 months and is valid for 1-year. All subsequent/booster rabies vaccinations are valid for 3-years.
No vaccinations give life-long protection. We recommend you contact your veterinarian to determine a vaccination schedule.
Chula Vista Animal Care Facility
Coronado Animal Care Facility
El Cajon Animal Shelter
Friends of Cats
Rancho Coastal Humane Society
San Diego County Department of Animal Services
San Diego House Rabbit Society
San Diego Humane Society
What Is Microchipping?
Microchipping is permanent pet identification. The process is safe, simple, permanent and designed to quickly identify lost pets and reunite them with their owners.
A microchip, which is about the size of a grain of rice (12mm), is injected beneath the surface of your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to a routine shot, takes only a few seconds, and your pet will not react any more than he would to a vaccination. No anesthetic is required.
How Do Recoveries Happen?
HomeAgain microchips are designed to last your pet’s entire lifetime, and once enrolled, they link to a permanent record of your owner information. Your microchip comes with a personal listing in HomeAgain’s lost pet database.
The microchip has no internal energy source, so it will last the life of your pet. It is read by passing a microchip scanner over the pet’s shoulder blades. The scanner emits a low radio frequency that provides the power necessary to transmit the microchip’s unique cat or dog ID code and positively identify the pet.
If your pet gets lost and is taken to an animal shelter or veterinarian, they will scan the microchip to read its unique dog or cat ID code. This is the number used by HomeAgain to identify the pet and retrieve your contact information, which is used to reunite you with your pet.
How to get a Microchip for your animal?
San Diego Humane Society offers “no appointment necessary” microchips for $15. Visit here for more information.