License & Microchip

License and Microchip your pets


Why Microchip?

You hope it never happens, but more often than you might realize, a furry friend somehow gets separated from their human family. These days we have social media to help us post and share the news, but not everyone is on Facebook. What is the best, most fool-proof way to make sure your pet will be returned to you? Microchipping. And keeping the information on the microchip updated with the correct, current information.

Teller County Licensing Law

Teller County Requires the licensing of all dogs residing in the County jurisdiction and over six months of age.

Licenses are issued annually, and they expire one year from the date issued. All issued licenses are entered in the database tracking system which is provided to the Department of Animal Control in Teller County. If a licensed dog is picked up by an animal control officer, a quick search through the database will provide the necessary identification to reunite pet and pet owner quickly.

All proceeds from the license fees are provided to TCRAS, and help offset the shelter operating costs.


$10 Altered (Spayed/Neutered)

$30 Unaltered (not spayed or neutered)

Proof of current rabies vaccination must be presented to obtain license.

Dog owners 65 and older, can license their altered pets for free with rabies certificate.

Purchase your license at:

TCRAS – Teller County Regional Animal Shelter, located at 308 Weaverville Road in Divide (behind the Sheriff’s office, just south of the Hwy 24)

or at:

–Teller County Offices                           –The City of Woodland Park Offices

–Teller County Animal Control             –Veterinary Clinics in Teller County

100% of all license sales benefit TCRAS

Questions? Please call TCRAS at 719-686-7707


When an animal is found and taken to a shelter or veterinary clinic, one of the first things they do is scan the animal for a microchip. If they find a microchip, and if the microchip registry has accurate information, they can quickly find the animal’s owner.

What is a microchip?  A microchip is a small, electronic chip enclosed in a glass cylinder that is about the same size as a grain of rice. The microchip itself does not have a battery—it is activated by a scanner that is passed over the area, and the radiowaves put out by the scanner activate the chip. The chip transmits the identification number to the scanner, which displays the number on the screen. The microchip itself is also called a transponder.

All dogs adopted from TCRAS receive a microchip.  We do not offer this service to the public, but the following Veterinarians do.

  • Woodland Veterinary Clinic
  • Animal Clinic of Woodland Park
  • Compassion
  • Teller Park Vet