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Public Spay/Neuter Services

Spay and neuter surgery appointments are available to healthy, owned dogs and cats.

Appointment requests are available* through our online booking system, below. You will need to provide an email address and credit card for the surgical deposit.

Minimum Age/Weight:

Pets must be a minimum of 2 months old and weigh at least 2 pounds to perform spay/neuter surgery.

Important information to consider when booking an appointment for your dog:

Our high-quality, high-volume and low-cost clinic is geared to spay and neuter animals that are healthy. Some dog breeds have an inherently increased risk to anesthesia or surgery. These breeds include brachycephalics, or “flat-faced” breeds including but not limited to: Pug, English Bulldog, French Bulldog, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Boston Terrier, Shih Tzu and Pekinese. These dogs do not have normal airways and may have difficulty tolerating anesthesia. Another breed of concern is the Doberman Pinscher who may be born with an inherited bleeding disorder called Von Willebrand. If you are scheduling a Doberman Pinscher for surgery, please make arrangements with your regular veterinarian to test for this disease prior to scheduling surgery with us.

Our staff will make every reasonable effort in order to complete your dog’s surgery. However, in the event that your dog exhibits any behaviors that pose a risk to our staff’s safety or the safety of other animals in our care, we will not be able to proceed and we will ask that you retrieve your dog from our clinic as soon as possible. In this case, we recommend that you follow up with your regular veterinarian.

Dogs over 50 pounds:

Due to limited kennel space, please call your preferred location to book an appointment over the phone; a surgery deposit is required.

Free-Roaming, Community Cats:

If you are interested in TNR (trap-neuter-return) for unowned, free-roaming cats within your neighborhood, please call your preferred location to book over the phone; we do not charge a surgery deposit to bring in community cats.

Medical Concerns:

If your pet is experiencing any medical issues you are concerned about, please see your primary veterinarian for treatment before requesting an appointment. If your pet is determined to have a significantly increased risk to anesthesia or surgery, your pet may be declined to receive services through our clinic. In this case, we encourage you to follow up with your regular veterinarian. If our veterinarian declines to perform surgery due to the pet's health, the appointment deposit will not be refunded.

If you do not have an email address:

Call your preferred location to book over the phone; a surgical deposit is required.

For general inquiries about Spay Neuter services please follow the email link below:

email Atascadero Clinic
email San Luis Obispo Clinic

Cat Drop Off: 8am

Cat Pick Up: 3-3:30pm

Dog Drop Off: 8:45am

Dog Pick Up: 2:30pm

*Online scheduling available for owned cats and dogs under 50lbs only*
*Call to schedule dogs over 50lbs or unowned community cats*
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Recommended Vaccine Schedule

When to Vaccinate Your Pets

Petco Love's new national vaccination initiative is providing two million free pet vaccines for family pets in need to existing animal welfare partners, including Woods Humane Society. Parvovirus and distemper in dogs and panleukopenia in cats — the most prevalent deadly diseases affecting pets — are preventable with a simple vaccine. Click below to see Petco Love's recommended vaccine schedule for dogs and cats in English or Spanish. 

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