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.

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. See the household income chart below, and if you qualify, proceed with making your appointment.
  • Review the fees to be sure you can cover the cost of the services, and note we only accept credit, debit or cash (no checks).
  • Please note: we are located in Lynnwood, Washington—approximately 20 miles north of Seattle. You must be able to provide your own transportation. 

 PAWS low-cost spay/neuter income guidelines 2016
(View income guidelines as PDF)

Make an appointment

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

Appointments are required and are on Wednesdays with drop-off between 8-8:30 a.m. and pick up between 5:30-6 p.m. the same day. 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.

Once you’ve made your appointment, review the before surgery instructions so your animal and you are prepared.

Fees

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

Before surgery instructions

  • Drop-off time at the clinic is between 8-8:30 a.m.  
  • If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please provide 24-hour notice and leave a message at 425 787-2500 x849.
  • Animals must be fasted before surgery: For cats/dogs over 6 months in age, do not give them any food after 9 p.m. the night before surgery or any food the morning of surgery. Water is OK. Please make sure that your cat or dog is kept confined (or inside) to ensure that it does not eat anything!
  • For kittens/puppies under 6 months of age, do not give them any food after midnight the night before surgery or any food the morning of surgery. Water is OK. Please make sure that your cat or dog is kept confined (or inside) to ensure that it does not eat anything!
  • Rabbits can have food and water up until surgery. Please bring in some food and a water bottle with your rabbit. 
  • Animals must be in good health, and if your pet is showing any signs of illness such as coughing, sneezing, runny eyes, or diarrhea it will be declined for surgery.
  • The veterinarian doing surgery will assess your animal before surgery and may decline to do surgery on your animal if it is not deemed healthy enough to undergo surgery.

Transporting

  • All cats must come in a carrier.  Cardboard carriers may be purchased for $5 at the PAWS clinic.
  • All dogs must be on a leash or in a carrier.

Upon arrival

  • Please leave your pet(s) in your vehicle until after you have completed the admission process inside the clinic building.

Payment

  • We accept cash, credit and debit cards. We do not accept checks. Payment is due upon pick-up of your pet(s). Pick-up time is between 5:30-6:00 p.m. on the same day as the surgery.
  • To help further reduce the cost of the spay or neuter surgery, PAWS accepts vouchers from Pawsitive Alliance and the City of Everett. Call the City of Everett at 425-257-6000 extension 5 for more information. Please contact them directly to see if you qualify; and bring with you at check-in any vouchers or certificates you’ve received from other animal shelters or humane groups.

When you get home after surgery

  • Pick-up time is between 5:30-6:00 p.m. on the same day as the surgery.
  • Any special needs for your pet will be written on their post-surgery instructions. Please read these instructions carefully.
  • Your animal will be recovering from surgery and needs time to rest and heal. Do not allow rough play, running, jumping, or long walks for the next 7–10 days.
  • Keep your pet from licking or chewing at the surgical site. Your animal may need to wear a “cone” (Elizabethan collar, “E-collar”) to prevent this. Cones can be purchased from the clinic for $5.00. 
  • It is recommended that you keep your animal inside for 5 days after surgery. (Dogs can go outside for short bathroom breaks.)
  • No swimming or baths for 10 days.
  • Check the incision twice a day for redness, swelling, or discharge; if you find any of these symptoms please contact us at (425) 787-2500 extension 849.  Some redness, swelling, and bruising is normal. 

Additional information

Your pet will have a small green tattoo near the incision.  The tattoo is a green line, about 1 centimeter or shorter in length.

Post-surgery concerns

Please call our clinic at 425.787.2500 x849 during our normal business hours (Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.) if you have any questions or concerns about your pet that are related to the surgery. PAWS cannot provide advice or medical care on issues unrelated to your animal’s surgery.