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To help reduce the killing of thousands of animals each year due to dog and cat overpopulation, ARF has opened its clinic’s doors to community members for low-cost spay and neuter surgeries.

At ARF’s clinic, caring and experienced veterinarians and animal health technicians use state-of-the-art equipment to provide veterinary care, using the highest medical standards.

To schedule an appointment, please call 925.296.3125 and leave a message. One of our scheduling volunteers will call you back to set up an appointment.

Appointment Hours
Wednesdays & Fridays
Drop-off: 7:30 - 8 a.m.; Pick-up the same day: 4 - 5 p.m.

All services are provided by appointment only - NO DROP IN SERVICE AVAILABLE

Once you have an appointment scheduled, you can download the Patient Information Form. It will save time if you complete it prior to arriving for your appointment. (The form is in PDF format. If you need the Acrobat Reader, you can get Acrobat here »)




Dogs under 20 lbs.
Dogs 20 - 49 lbs.
Dogs 50 - 64 lbs.
Dogs 65 - 99 lbs.
Dogs 100 lbs. and over
Pit Bulls & Pit Mixes
Chihuahua & Chihuahua Mixes

Additional charges may apply to non-standard surgeries.
In heat: $50
Pregnant: $75
Cryptorchid males: $35 - $110
Brachycephalic dog breeds: $50
Umbilical hernia repair: $84
Retained baby teeth, per tooth $11
Microchip: $39 + tax
E-Collar: $10
Credit or debit card and cash are accepted. No checks please.

Spay/Neuter Definitions

SPAY: Removal of the ovaries, uterus and fallopian tubes in the female animals (ovario-hysterectomy) 

NEUTER: Removal of the testicles in male animals (castration)

Why Spay or Neuter an Animal?

  • Spaying or neutering a pet can help it live a longer, healthier life. Research has proved that spayed or neutered pets are less likely to develop reproductive-related health problems such as ovarian and testicular cancer. In fact, many believe that the earlier in life a dog or cat is altered, the better.
  • Without the urge to mate, a companion animal is more likely to focus on on its guardian which provides a closer bond with the pet.
  • Pets who get out and look for a mate faces the dangers of getting hit by a car, getting in to a fight with another animal and being exposed to a disease from another animal.
  • Spaying or neutering a pet also helps to eliminate the pet overpopulation problem. ARF is making progress. Nationwide, the annual kill rate has dropped from 23 million in 1970 to 4.2 million today.
  • Most animal control agencies offer reduced licensing fees for altered pets.
  • Spaying or neutering is affordable! ARF offers low-cost spay and neuter surgeries at ARF's clinic.

Pre and Post-Operative Requirements

  • Animals should be under control at all times, either on a leash or in a carrier box. Multiple cats should each arrive in their own carrier.
  • Appointments are necessary for all services.
  • All dogs and cats must have a current distemper combo and rabies vaccination within one year. Please present a vaccine certificate the day of surgery.
  • All fees must be paid at the time of the pre-operative exam.
  • Food must be withheld for at least 12 hours before bringing a dog or cat in for surgery. This is necessary to prevent the inhalation of vomit while under anesthesia.
  • Animals that are spayed at ARF will have a small line tattooed near their incision site. The tattoo is painless as it is performed while the animal is still under anesthesia. Not all animals will have a visible or palpable scar after their surgery, so it is important to have a formal form of identification to show that they have been altered. 

Animal Eligibility Requirements

  • Healthy dogs and cats between the ages of 17 weeks and 6 years old and weighing at least two pounds.
  • Dogs or cats must not have any signs of disease.
  • Dogs and cats must have a current rabies vaccination.
  • Dogs and cats must have a current distemper combo vaccination within one year.
  • The clinic veterinarian may disqualify any animal if, in his/her opinion, the animal is not medically sound for surgery.


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