Rabies Vaccine and Microchip Clinics

Service Information

The Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control (ARC) has announced its 2022 Partners in Prevention clinic locations. ARC is partnering with local animal organizations to offer low-cost or free 1-year rabies vaccines and microchips. 

Clinics are available to Cook County dogs and cats. Please bring proof of residency (driver's license or state ID) with you. 

Please note: some clinics are available to dogs only as noted in the clinic description and on the flyer. Microchips are administered for free at all clinics and there is no registration fee. For more information about the microchips used, please visit: www.avidid.com

Click on the paw prints to expand the clinic information or click the magnifying glass icon to type in your address to find the nearest clinic. Please check back often as additional clinics may be added to the schedule.


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About Rabies Vaccine and Microchip Clinics

The Cook County Animal and Rabies Control vaccination and microchip clinics protects public health by increasing the availability of life protecting rabies vaccinations to pet owners at an affordable cost. Our high visibility in every area in the County also reminds all pet owners that rabies vaccinations are required by law and it's important to vaccinate dogs, cats and ferrets. Ensuring residents' pets remain healthy by getting vaccinated helps stop the spread of rabies among our pet and human population.

Cook County Animal and Rabies Control also provides free microchips to all Cook County residents that purchase a rabies vaccination.  At our clinics, we assist the pet owner with completing the registration forms to ensure that the pet is properly registered. The microchip is not a GPS, it cannot show the location of the lost pet. It is important for pet owners to register their pet with the microchip company from which the microchip was derived (forms will be provided). If pet owners did not register their pet's microchip from a previous clinic, please contact our office to obtain information about enrollment.