Vaccinations, microchips and licensing

Vaccination and microchip clinics

Vaccines and microchips are available in the lobby of the Sacramento SPCA Animal Services building from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Monday and Tuesday.

No appointment is necessary. 
Please be aware that wait times can be long and that our clinic is closed on holidays.

In addition, a free clinic is also held for seniors 65 years of age and older in our adoption center the first Tuesday of the month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.



  • Rabies — $6
  • Combo* — $20
  • Bordetella — $20
  • Microchip — $25

  • Rabies —  $6
  • Combo** — $20
  • Microchip — $25

*Combination vaccines for dogs: DHPP (distemper, heptatitis, parvo, parainfluenza) **Combination vaccines for cats: FVRCP (feline viral rhinotracheitis, calici, panleukopenia)

Important reminders before coming to the clinic:

  • Dogs must be on leash and cats must be in carriers.
  • Please print and fill out our vaccination form and bring it with you to the clinic.
    Vaccination form, English | Vaccination form, Spanish 
  • Please bring your previous rabies certificate if you have one available (veterinary record forms are not applicable). Vaccines provided at the clinic are good for one year unless proof of current rabies vaccination can be provided. Current vaccinations are those that do not exceed 30 days past the due date. If a rabies certificate is provided and current then vaccines are valid for a three-year period.
  • We cannot handle animals that may be aggressive toward people or other animals. If your animal exhibits signs of aggression in unfamiliar surroundings or with unfamiliar animals, please see your local veterinarian for services.
  • We do not accept feral cats at any of the vaccination clinics.
  • Due to limited waiting space, please refrain from bringing friends or family.
  • We accept cash or credit only.  No checks please.

Licensing options at the Sacramento SPCA

  1. Residents of the City of Sacramento or Sacramento County — Pet licenses can only be provided for those seeking a first-time license. Payment must be made by check or money order. Licenses are available during regular business hours and when license tags are in stock. Please try your local jurisdictional shelter before coming to the Sacramento SPCA for pet licensing (see below).
  2. Residents of Rancho Cordova — Pet licenses can be provided for those seeking a first-time or renewal license. Payment can be made by cash, check, credit card or money order.  

Owners from all locations must provide a copy of their pet’s current rabies certificate (veterinary record forms are not applicable) and, if applicable, a spay/neuter certificate. Licensing options and fees for your jurisdiction

City of Sacramento Sacramento County
City of Citrus Heights City of Elk Grove
City of Rancho Cordova