Spay & Neuter Services

PAWS offers low-cost spay or neuter surgeries to pets of qualified low-income individuals on an appointment basis. We are working to help end the suffering of unwanted and homeless animals in our community by preventing unplanned litters. Spaying and neutering is good for the community and a great way to help our animal friends live longer, healthier lives.

Read more about the benefits of spaying and neutering.

What is spay and neuter?

  • A spay is the surgical removal of a female animal's reproductive organs so she cannot become pregnant.
  • A neuter is the surgical removal of a male animal's testicles so that he cannot impregnate a female.
  • The surgeries are performed by a veterinarian while animals are under general anesthesia so that they do not feel pain. An animal may experience some discomfort after the surgery, but PAWS provides medication to help ease the soreness.
  • When someone says an animal is "fixed" or "altered" that means the animal has been spayed or neutered.
  • PAWS spays and neuters every animal adopted from our shelter, even those as young as eight-weeks-old. We also recommend that people have their pets altered as soon as possible. Animals, especially cats, can get pregnant as early as five months old.

Before you make your appointment

  • We offer spay/neuter surgeries for dogs, puppies, cats, kittens and rabbits.
  • A PAWS staff person will ask you a series of questions to determine if your household is qualified under the low-income guidelines. If you do not qualify, please see these other low-cost spay/neuter resources.
  • Appointments are on Wednesdays with drop-off between 8-8:30 a.m. and pick up between 5:30-6 p.m. the same day.
  • Cats must be in a carrier and dogs must be on a leash when brought into the clinic. 
  • Payment is made the day of the appointment and we accept only cash or credit cards. See fees below.
  • Microchips and vaccines are available, but only with a surgery, not as a separate service. See fees below.
  • Please note: we are located in Lynnwood, Washington—approximately 20 miles north of Seattle. You must be able to provide your own transportation. 

Thanks to a grant from the Hazel Miller Foundation, PAWS can provide free spay/neuter surgeries for cats of qualified low-income residents from the city of Edmonds, as well as clients who reside in many areas of Brier, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Woodway and parts of Unincorporated Snohomish County provided you live in one of these zip codes: 98020, 98026, 98043, 98037, 98036 or 98087 and qualify as low-income.

income guidelines 2015

(View income guidelines as PDF)

Make an appointment

Appointments are required. Call 425.787.2500 x820 or send your request to make an appointment.

If you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment please provide 24-hour notice by leaving a message at 425.787.2500 x849.


Female or male cat/kitten:
$40.00, includes free microchip

Female or male Pit Bull dog/puppy:
$55.00, includes free microchip

Male dog/puppy:
Under 50 lbs: $65.00
51-80 lbs: $80.00
81-120 lbs: $110.00
120+ lbs: $140.00

Female dog/puppy:
Under 50 lbs: $75.00
51-80 lbs: $90.00
81-120 lbs: $125.00
120+ lbs: $170.00

Female rabbit: $65.00

Male rabbit: $55.00

Microchip: $30.00, includes national registration (free with surgery for pit bulls and cats/kittens). A microchip is a form of permanent ID for your dog or cat that cannot come off. A microchip is registered with a national database that shelters, animal control officers and veterinary clinics can access in case your lost animal is brought to them. The database contains your animal’s description, and your name and contact info to help quickly reunite you with your pet.

Rabies vaccine (dogs and cats): $12.00

FVRCP vaccine (cats): $12.00

DHPP vaccine (dogs): $12.00

FeLV/FIV test (cats): $20.00

To help further reduce the cost of the spay or neuter surgery, PAWS accepts vouchers from Pawsitive Alliance and the City of Everett, who can be contacted on 425-257-6000 ext 5. Please contact them directly to see if you qualify.

See a list of other low-cost spay/neuter clinics in Western Washington.

World Spay Day is open to various income levels and is held every February. Please follow our website for details on our next World Spay Day program.