Spay & Neuter Program- SNyPS

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What is SNyPS?

SNyPS stands for “Spay and Neuter your PetS.” It is a  low-cost spay/neuter clinic for in for dogs and cats, open to the public for income qualified households of $60,000 or less who are residents of northern Nevada, and brought to you by the SPCA of Northern Nevada. (The program was previously known as Spay Nevada.)

Why Spay and Neuter?

There are many reasons why you should spay/neuter your pet. This is an important decision for all pet owners, and a responsible one for our pet population. Roughly six to eight million dogs and cats come through shelters around the United States each year, and only three to four million of those animals are adopted. Getting your animal spayed or neutered is the most effective way to help mitigate the high national rate of companion animal euthanasia.

The SPCA of Northern Nevada strongly encourages spaying or neutering of pets to help with the overpopulation crisis. Spaying/neutering will not only prevent unwanted pregnancies, it will also make your pet healthier and live longer.

Minimum spay/neuter ages

  • Kittens must be at least 2 lbs to be spayed or neutered.
  • Puppies must be at least 8 weeks old to be spayed or neutered.
  • Mothers can be spayed 2 weeks post welping.

Thank you for your interest in getting your pet spayed/neutered! We have received additional funding and are thrilled to offer these services at a lower cost than ever before!

Please be patient with us as we are currently in the process of hiring a new shelter veterinarian. Once the position has been filled, we will add new appointment availability. There may be a lag in scheduling until the position is filled. 

Additionally, you are required to make a non-refundable deposit (non-refundable deposit is $25 for cats, $50 for dogs) at the time you schedule an appointment. Failure to submit the required deposit will prevent you from being scheduled. This is to ensure that our limited surgery appointments are filled each week and discourages people from not showing up. The deposit will be deducted from your total surgery fees as long as you show up for your scheduled appointment.


Our SNyPS program is an income-qualified program for northern Nevada residents only.

This low-cost program is in high demand – please be patient with us as we work through requests. We only have a certain number of appointments available each week, which are filled on a first-come, first-served basis to qualifying applicants who submit the required, non-refundable deposit  ($25 for cats,  $50 for dogs). Often your pet will be scheduled 6 weeks from the initial request, so please plan accordingly. Once an appointment has been made, there will be no rescheduling.  If your pet is in heat or pregnant, the additional costs associated with the surgery will be the owner’s responsibility (please see below for additional details).

We schedule spay/neuter surgeries up to six weeks in advance.

If you do not have access to a computer of if you do not have a credit/debit card, you may submit your application and cash deposit in person.  

If you are not in need of a low-cost program such as ours, then we strongly encourage you to use your own veterinarian for your pet’s spay/neuter procedure. We also recommend that all pet owners establish a relationship with a local, full-service veterinary hospital to provide for your pet’s health throughout its lifetime.

Please note! If your dog is over 99 lbs, we cannot fix them and your deposit will NOT be refunded. Also, self-administered vaccines will not be accepted; only vaccines administered by a licensed veterinarian will be accepted (no exceptions will be made).

Canine Packages (2-99 lbs) –$100

This is an income-qualified program. These packages include the Spay/Neuter procedure, Rimadyl, and E-Collar.

  • All sizes, spay or neuter: $100
  • Nail Trim: $5


Pit Bull Type Canine Packages (up to 99 lbs) –$50

This is an income-qualified program for northern Nevada residents only.  This program is for dogs labeled as Pit Bulls, as their identifying or primary breed.  Determining whether your dog is a Pit Bull/Mix will be at the sole discretion of our staff.  Documentation of breed history can be provided, but the final decision will be made by our staff. This program was designed to address and decrease over-population of a breed-type most commonly found in shelters long-term. This discounted pricing is available until current grant funding runs out. (We are diligently working to secure subsequent grant funding to keep this program going.)

  • All sizes, spay or neuter: $50
  • Nail Trim: $5


Feline Packages

This is an income-qualified program. These packages include the Spay/Neuter procedure. (Non-refundable deposits for cats is $25.)

  • Female: $55
  • Male: $35
  • Nail Trim: $5


Additional Costs for Canines and Felines:

  • Bloodwork (recommended for pets 7 and older): $45
  • Cryptorchids (Inguinal/Abdominal): $65
  • Umbilical/Hernia Repair: $20
  • In heat/delicate tissue/obese/abnormal uterus: $30
  • Pregnancy: $55
  • Microchip: $15
  • Nail Trim: $5


Required Vaccines:

(If you do not have proof of these vaccinations from an authorized provider at the time of check-in, the appropriate vaccine will be given during your pet’s surgery and the costs will be added to your invoice.)

  • [Dogs and Cats] Rabies: $15
  • [Cats] FVRCP (Feline Distemper/Panleukopenia): $15
  • [Dogs] Distemper/Parvo (DHPP/DH2PPV): $15
  • [Dogs] Bordetella (Kennel Cough): $15
  • Recommended vaccine: Canine influenza (requires initial shot and a booster shot 3 weeks later): $30 each

Schedule your appointment here*:

*One pet per application. If no dates are available then all appointments are currently full. Please check back for new availability on the date listed previously on this page in blue. Thank you!

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