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Spay, Neuter and Vaccinate Your Pet

Founded in 2016 by Berkeley Humane, the program offers low-cost spay/neuter and vaccination services in order to reduce animal overpopulation and maintain the health of our community’s dogs and cats in the San Francisco Bay Area.

spay & neuter

By appointment only for Bay Area dog and cat guardians. For information on fees, what’s included with surgery, eligibility, or to request an appointment:

vaccine Clinic

Low-Cost core vaccines for dogs and cats on specific days only. No appointment necessary. For information on dates, fees, available vaccines, and more:

Five-Year Impact 2017-2021

Shelter Procedures
Community Spays/Neuters
Community Vaccines

To spay or neuter your pet with Spay the Bay, please review the details below before requesting an appointment. Your appointment is confirmed after we reach out to you, mutually agree on a date and time, and accept your $30 non-refundable deposit (applicable to the cost of service). 

Due to high demand, we are currently fully booked, and do not have appointments available for several months ahead. If you are unable to wait, we encourage you to pursue private or alternative low-cost resources. Thank you for your understanding and support.

Click here to learn more about our spay and neuter process.

If your pet needs immediate assistance, please contact your regular veterinarian. 

CurrentEffective 3/1/23
Cat – Neuter$85$100
Cat – Spay$100$125
Dog – Neuter$250 $300
Dog – Neuter (+75lbs)$325 $375
Dog Spay$350 $450


Add-on rabies vaccination (if needed): $15 for dogs or $25 for cats.

  1. Standard vet exam
  2. Spay/neuter surgery
  3. Post-op pain medication
  4. All pets will be microchipped at no extra cost

If you don’t meet the requirements below, please visit our webpage on alternative low-cost resources.

  1. Services only available for companion (owned) dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens.
  2. Pet(s) must be older than 3 months and younger than 5 years.
  3. Weight limit: 90 pounds for male dogs, 75 pounds for female dogs.
  4. Dogs are required by CA law to be vaccinated for rabies. Dogs without documentation of current rabies vaccine will be vaccinated at the time of surgery for an additional cost of $15.
  5. Severely brachycephalic dogs such as English or French bulldogs and pugs are not eligible for services, please see a full-service private veterinarian for surgery needs.

Pets may be declined for surgery if they present an increased risk for complications from anesthesia. Pre-existing conditions that would put your pet at increased anesthetic risk or may require a complicated surgery includes, but is not limited to:

  • Feline leukemia
  • Heart murmurs
  • Kidney disease
  • Seizure disorder
  • Retained testicles
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Brachycephalic breeds
non-refundable deposit 

Because we see a large volume of clients, we are able to charge comparatively less than would be charged at other veterinary practices for similar services. When clients miss appointments or reschedule with less than 24 hour notice, we see fewer patients, making it difficult to maintain our affordable prices.

To maintain our prices we have established a Missed Appointment Policy/Deposit Requirement where clients are charged $30 non-refundable surgery deposit. The deposit will be applied to the cost of the surgery. This policy allows us to continue to offer the community affordable veterinary care.

Vaccinating your pet supports the health of our community’s dogs and cats. Our experienced veterinary team will help you determine which vaccines your pet needs. If your pet has needs that we cannot accommodate, we will refer you to a low-cost partner. Vaccinations are only available on the clinic days listed below.


2700 Ninth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710


On clinic days, we begin at 9AM and will serve the first 30 pets in line. No appointment necessary, but please be prepared to wait up to 2 ½ hours for service.

All dogs must be on leash and all cats must be in a carrier. Any animal that is visibly sick will not be vaccinated. Our medical team has the right to refuse service to any animal.

  • We are unable to provide services for female dogs over 75 lbs and male dogs over 90 lbs.
  • We accept cash (no bills larger than $20) and credit/debit cards only.
  • Free microchip with purchase of a vaccine.

The complete list of low-cost vaccines and services available during clinic days are provided below. Please complete the form and bring it with you on clinic day. Learn more about the vaccines and why we recommend them.

Please also bring the animal’s past vaccination records. It will help our team assess what they need, especially if requesting a Rabies vaccination. 

Questions? Visit our FAQs page.

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Spay and neuters by appointment only. Low-cost core vaccines available on specific days only. 

more resources

Need more assistance? Our Resource Center provides essential services to Bay Area dog and cat guardians, including free pet food, free behavior advice, and more!

Additional resources offered by Bay Area shelters and clinics.

hope medical fund

Supported by the general public (like you), the Hope Medical Fund allows us to give sick or injured animals in need of extensive medical care—often the last to find loving homes—the second chance they deserve

Read our Hope Medical Fund success stories below!

support us

Berkeley Humane is a 501(c)3 non-profit, independent organization that does not receive funding from the government and local or national animal welfare entities. Berkeley Humane’s programs and services, including Spay the Bay, are primarily funded by grants and community support. You can help!