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Pricing & Eligibility

Are you eligible?

Using our chart, find out if you and your pet qualify! We determine eligibility based on the information you provide. If you meet the criteria, you will move to the scheduling phase. If not, you can still get your pet spayed or neutered at an affordable rate through a referral to partner veterinarians. (See the Additional Resources section at the bottom of this page.)


YOUR INFORMATION (we're only counting people for this part)
Our Eligibility Chart is based on the number of family members and the combined household income.


PET SPECIFICS (now for the animals!)
Please make sure your cat or dog is in good physical health and meets the following qualifications:

  • Cats and dogs must be two months old and weigh two pounds, at a minimum, to be spayed or neutered. The male testicles should be descended and/or visible.
  • Our medical staff recommends routine vaccines be given prior to scheduling for your pet's benefit, if/when possible.
    • If your dog does not require a Rabies vaccination, please bring the appropriate lot number and vaccine manufacturer with you to your scheduled appointment.
  • A pre-anesthesia health exam will be performed to determine if any surgical risks are present.
  • As a safety precaution, SNAP will not spay or neuter any pets over seven years old, as we are unable to offer/provide pre-surgical blood work as a screening measure for their health prior to surgery. Please take older pets to a traditional veterinary clinic where those options are available.
  • If applying for a first-time dog license, eligibility is based on zip code.

Pricing

Eligibility Chart

Family Size Household Income
1 $55,000
2 $65,000
3 $75,000
4 $80,000
5 $85,000
6 $95,000
7 $100,000
8 $110,000

If you're eligible:

Once eligibility is confirmed, you may request an appointment for your pet on the Neuter Scooter surgical bus! Clinics fill up quickly, and we do our best to fit people in at the available locations. There is also an opportunity to be added to the “standby” list. All available options will be discussed during the scheduling phone call.

PLEASE NOTE: No more than three animals from the same family will be scheduled on the same day.

Don't Qualify?

If your household income doesn't qualify, there are other options!
(See the Additional Resources section at the bottom of this page.)

Additional Questions?

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DOGS

$40 Pit Bulls/Pit Bull mixes
$70 Male dogs up to 40 pounds
$80 Female dogs up to 40 pounds
$90 Male dogs 40-80 pounds
$100 Female dogs 40-80 pounds
Plus... $10 discount off second and third pet from the same household, except on specials

With surgery, ALL dogs receive:

  • Free pre-anesthetic health exam
  • Free nail trim
  • Free injectable pain medication
  • Rabies vaccination
  • One-year license based on zip code
  • Free e-collar
  • Free flea control and deworming (if fleas/tapeworms are present and/or at veterinarian discretion)
  • Free ID tag

CATS

$20 Feral cats brought to bus in regulation traps
$50 Male cats
$60 Female cats
Plus... $10 discount off second and third pet from the same household, except on specials

With surgery, ALL cats receive:

  • Free pre-anesthetic health exam
  • Free nail trim
  • Free injectable pain medication
  • Free e-collar  (except for male cats)
  • Free flea control and deworming (if fleas/tapeworms are present and/or at veterinarian discretion)
  • Free ID tag

RABBITS

$50 Male rabbit
$75 Female rabbit
Plus... $10 discount off second and third pet from the same household, except on specials

With surgery, ALL rabbits receive:

  • Free pre-anesthetic health exam
  • Free nail trim
  • Free injectable pain medication
  • Free e-collar
  • Free flea control and deworming (if fleas/tapeworms are present and/or at veterinarian discretion)
  • Free ID tag

MILITARY PET OWNERS

SNAP partners with the San Diego Chapter of Dogs on Deployment to provide military personnel with canine companions, a "chit" to redeem for a free spay or neuter. Servicemen and women grades E1-E6, local or overseas, are screened by Dogs on Deployment then referred to SNAP.
Learn More »

Additional Resources

Low-Cost Services

Chula Vista Animal Care Facility »
Offers spay/neuter services from any zip code for $75.  Residents of Chula Vista, National City, and Lemon Grove may qualify for free services based on income and residency requirements.

Feral Cat Coalition »
Lends humane traps when available and provides free spay/neuter services for community cats.  

Pet Assistance Foundation »
Provides referrals to low-cost spay/neuter services, provide information on municipal coupons or vouchers, special humane society programs, and subsidies to pet owners who demonstrate financial need.  

San Diego Department of Animal Services Spay/Neuter Program »
They have a referral network of private hospitals who usually charge $5 to $25 more than us per procedure.  To receive the low-cost price when you call any of the providers, you MUST mentioned that you are inquiring about their program (which is not part of SNAP).  

San Diego Humane Society »
Offers spay and neuter services for pit bulls, chihuahuas, community cats, and house cats at their Escondido, Oceanside, and San Diego campuses.  Military pet owners are also a priority. Income requirements for discounted fees whereas specific zip codes qualify for free services. 

The Animal Welfare Foundation »
Offers spay/neuter financial assistance as well as sponsor the cost to euthanize companion animals too ill or injured to save.  

FACE Foundation »
For animal owners who are unable to afford the cost of their pet’s emergency or critical care.

San Diego County Income Guidelines »

Vaccines

PETCO vaccine clinics - contact your local store for dates, times and prices.

PET NETWORK CLINIC - call for locations and times: (760) 744-5300

SHOTS FOR PETS - Call for locations and times: (949) 842-6707

Microchips

Dogs, Cats and Rabbits - 8 weeks +

County of San Diego Department of Animal Services
5480 Gaines Street, San Diego, CA 92110
2481 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA 92009
5821 Sweetwater Road, Bonita, CA 91902

Microchipping services:
Thursdays 1-3 pm
$10 for each pet; Dogs over 4 months require proof of license
Rabies vaccinations: $6

Chula Vista Animal Care Facility
130 Beyer Way, Chula Vista, CA 91911

Microchipping services:
Tuesday-Friday, 10 am to 5 pm. Saturday, 10 am-4 pm
Rabies vaccinations:
$6 Rabies Vaccination Clinic every Wednesday 10 am-4 pm

One-time fee of $30 per animal. Does not include $8 lifetime registration fee. Dogs over 4 months proof of license required.

Emergency Hospitals

Pet Emergency and Specialty Centers
5232 Jackson Drive Suite 105
Jackson Square Center, La Mesa, CA 91942
619 462-4800

885 Canarios Court Suite 108
Chula Vista, CA 91910
619 591-4802

Veterinary Specialty Hospitals
10435 Sorrento Valley Rd.
San Diego, CA 92121
619 875-7500

2055 Montiel Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92069
760 466-0600

 

Animal Urgent Care Specialty Group
2430-A South Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA 92025
760 738-9600

Animal Emergency Clinic
12775 Poway Rd
Poway, CA 92064
858 748-7387

Animal ER of San Diego
5610 Kearny Mesa Rd
San Diego, CA 92111
858 569-0600

Animal Medical Center
600 Broadway
El Cajon, CA 92021
619 444-4246