Spay & Neuter Programs

At Dogwood, we are passionate about having spay and neuter programs available to animal owners, regardless of their circumstances.  With the average cost of a spay/neuter exceeding $400, many pet owners can’t afford the surgery, and end up with unwanted litters, dogs that wander, and behavioral issues.  In an attempt to do the right thing, they give unaltered puppies and kittens to friends and family, and the cycle of breeding and pet overpopulation continues. Many times those animals end up in situations where the outcome isn’t good.

At Dogwood, our goal is to significantly impact and reduce the number of unwanted litters through our Affordable Spay and Neuter program.  We work with veterinarians that offers discounted rates, and ask that you pay our cost (or even a portion) if possible.

See a list of areas we are currently serving below and call to schedule an appointment or find out more information:

Sonoma County, Ca  707-799-9957. Please note, this phone number is for Spay/Neuter only, all other Dogwood related inquiries should be directed to:

Fresno, Ca (and surrounding areas)  559-999-1833 Call Brandi or 559-492-6488 Colleen with Foster Paws of Fresno to schedule an appointment.

Modesto, Ca  This program covers ‘owned’ dogs and cats to include community cats. We only have two criteria for funding. All pets must be living in the Modesto area and surgeries must be performed at Valley Pet Clinic located at 3643 Cornucopia Way. It’s a simple process to qualify: go to Stanislaus Animal Services Agency to receive your coupon so they can confirm jurisdiction and then you can schedule your appointment with Valley Pet Clinic for surgery.

Hayfork, Ca (and surrounding areas)  530-227-5955. Call Cindy at Hayfork Valley Spay & Neuter to schedule an appointment.

Clearlake, Ca   707-987-2000.  Please note, program is specific to Clearlake residents only.  If a Clearlake resident owns any dogs or cats (puppies or kittens) that need to be spayed and/or neutered, we will help and the surgery is FREE! Also included a free microchip with each surgery. Each household can spay/neuter up to 3 pets. However there is no limit for pitbulls and pitbull mixes. The Clearlake Alter Project will not provide altering for semi-feral and feral cats. To schedule your appointment, call Middletown Animal Hospital 707-987-2000. Proof of residency is required.

We will continue these programs until our funds/budget is exhausted

Like all of our rescue operations, the Spay & Neuter program is fully funded by the efforts of our events/fundraising teams and donations from our amazingly supportive community and our community veterinary partners. If you are interested in assisting with our Spay & Neuter program and would like to make a donation, please visit our support page or contact us at to learn more. Thank you for your support.

Making a difference, one animal at a time. 

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