SPAY & NEUTER SERVICES

Prices

Cat: $75

Dog (79 lbs & under): $75

Dog (80 lbs & over): $120

Pre-anesthetic bloodwork (required for pets 8 years and older): $45

Availability

Spay/neuter appointments are available Monday - Thursday​.

Due a shortage of one of the drugs we use in surgery caused by the pandemic, we have a limited number of appointments for dogs who weigh 31lbs or more. Currently, these appointments are restricted to SNAP clients only. Please see the "Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP)" section below to find out if you qualify. 

 

At this time we are only able to book appointments within a month of the current date. If there are no appointments available, please check back later

 

While you are waiting to spay/neuter your pet, please click here to review behavior tips for living with intact dogs and cats from the ASPCA.

Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP)

Financial aid is available for pet owners in Davidson County experiencing financial hardship. 

 

Please call (615) 512-5001 or email info@petcommunitycenter.org for more information or to book an appointment. 

Your pet may qualify for a free spay or neuter and a rabies vaccination* if you live in Davidson County and one of the following applies:

  • You receive any type of government assistance such as SNAP (food stamps), Medicare or TennCare, SS Disability, WIC, Unemployment, Public Housing.

  • You are experiencing temporary hardship due to COVID-19, extreme medical expenses, natural disasters, or other causes.

  • Other types of need may qualify.  Please call us at (615) 512-5001 for more information.

*rabies vaccine is only free at the time of spay/neuter surgery"

Spay/Neuter FAQs

What is spay/neuter surgery?


Spay/neuter refers to the surgical procedure to render a dog or cat unable to produce litters of puppies or kittens. Female animals are "spayed," and male animals are "neutered."




At what age can my pet get spayed/neutered?


Owned dogs and cats can be spayed/neutered beginning when they are 3 months old or when they weigh 3 pounds. Community cats can be spayed/neutered when they weigh 2 pounds. If females are spayed before their first heat (which usually occurs when they are five to six months old), breast cancer can be almost completely prevented. Younger pets also recover more quickly from the surgery and experience less pain following surgery than older pets. In short – the sooner the better.




What are the benefits of getting my pet spayed/neutered?


  • Reduces animal homelessness, shelter intake, and euthanasia rates
  • Stops reproduction and heat cycles
  • Decreases risk of certain types of cancer
  • May prevent certain behavioral problems: roaming, fighting, "marking" territory, and aggression
  • Decreases risk of reproductive infections




How should I care for my pet after they are spayed/neutered?


After your pet is spayed/neutered, it is important that they are well cared for to prevent complications. To learn more about what to expect after your pet's surgery, please click here (English) or here (Spanish) to read our post-operative instructions.




How should I care for a community cat after they are spayed/neutered?


Community cats also need to be well cared for after surgery to prevent complications. To learn more about how to care for a community cat after surgery, please click here (English) or here (Spanish) to read our community cat post-operative instructions.