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)~ this program is for dogs and cats including owned, stray and semi-feral cats.  559-999-1833 Call Brandi or 559-492-6488 Colleen with Foster Paws of Fresno to schedule an appointment.

City of Kerman,  Fresno County ~  this spay/neuter program is for cats and kittens including owned, stray and semi-feral cats.  Contract Shawna at (559) 288-7591 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.

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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