Affordable Spay and Neuter Program

Spaying and neutering pets is important to help mitigate pet over-population in our community. A spayed/neutered pet will prevent unwanted pregnancies, and helps your pet live a longer, healthier life. The cost of spay/neuter procedures can be just out of reach for many pet owners. Washoe county Regional Animal Services is excited to offer affordable spay-neuter services to Washoe County residents who have an annual income of $60,000 or less through our partnership with SPCA of Northern Nevada and the SNYPS Program.

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  • Offers affordable spay-neuter clinics every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday by appointment only
  • These appointments are opened every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 9am. Appointments usually fill before the end of the day.
  • If your appointment is booked for a Wednesday or Friday, you will be taking your pet to SPCA of Northern Nevada at 4950 Spectrum Blvd, Reno, NV 89512.
  • If your appointment is booked for a Thursday, you will be taking your pet to WCRAS at 2825 Longley Ln. #A, Reno, NV 89502 the Wednesday prior to their appointment date!
  • If your dog is over 99 pounds, be sure to book your appointment for a Thursday at WCRAS.
    • SPCA of Northern Nevada is unable to accommodate this large of a dog. Your deposit will NOT be refunded.
  • Unfortunately, SNYPS is not currently set up to handle feral cat spays and neuter surgeries. If you book an appointment for a feral cat, we will not be able to fix them and your deposit will NOT be refunded. If you need help getting a feral cat fixed, we recommend looking into The Nevada Humane Society or Options Veterinary Care for feral cat spay/neuter services.

Minimum Spay/Neuters Age

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


Non-refundable Deposit

- A deposit ($35 for cats, $50 for dogs) is required at the time you schedule an appointment.

First-come, First-served

   - Appointments are filled on a first-come, first served basis to qualifying applicants who submitted their deposits.

Income-Qualified Packages
with WCRAS



Post Op Pain Medication

DA2PPV and Rabies vaccinations


1 year of free licensing from WCRAS (if not already current)


Nail Trim

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Injectable pain management given after surgery

FVRCP and Rabies vaccination


Nail Trim



Please check back for opened appointments

Click here to schedule with the SPCA of Northern Nevada

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 free of charge.
  • Dogs - Distemper/Parvo (DHPP, DH2PPV/DA2PPV)
  • Cats - Feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia (FVRCP)
  • Both -  Rabies

What you Need to Know

  • Appointments are non-refundable.
  • Rescheduling is not an option once an appointment has been made.
  • Surgeries will be scheduled up to 2 weeks in advance.
  • Self-administered vaccines are not accepted as proof. All vaccines must have been administered by a licensed veterinarian.
  • While we encourage you to apply and pay online, applications and deposits may be submitted over the phone or in person at the shelter. High call volumes will make call backs take longer than usual and do not guarantee an appointment.
  • If your dog is over 99 lbs, you can only schedule them to be fixed on Thursdays with WCRAS.


We 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.

Other options for affordable Spays and Neuters

  • Nevada Humane Society
    • Offers affordable spay-neuter clinics every Tuesday, rotating dogs and cats every other week.
    • These appointment are opened 4 weeks in advance.
    • Click here to book through their website!
  • Options Veterinary Care
    • Offers affordable spay-neuters by appointment
    • Click here to learn more.