Low-cost Spay/Neuter Program
Thank you for your interest in the Fairfax County Animal Shelter's
The Fairfax County Animal Shelter coordinates its spay/neuter program in partnership with the Shenandoah Valley Spay/Neuter Center, operated in Harrisonburg, Virginia.The program is for Fairfax County residents only. Surgery appointments are available on Mondays. Only animals with an appointment previously scheduled by a Fairfax County Animal Shelter staff member will be eligible for spay/neuter at the clinic. Cats are dropped off at the shelter in Fairfax Monday morning at 5 a.m. and dogs are dropped off at 5:30 a.m. They are then transported to the clinic. Animals are picked up by their owners at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter on Tuesday – the day immediately after surgery—at 7 a.m. Animals between the ages of 10 weeks and 8 years are eligible for spay/neuter through the program. Animals must be a minimum of 2 pounds for surgery.
All animals must arrive to the clinic with proof of the pet’s current rabies vaccination. If this is not presented, then the person will be required to obtain and pay for a rabies vaccination for their animal while the pet is at the clinic.
If you are interested in setting up an appointment, please call (703) 830-1100.
The fees for the spay/neuter services are:
Requested Feline Vaccines &
Requested Canine Vaccines &
|Spay – Female cat||$65||Spay – Female (add $25 if over 50 lbs.)||$85*|
|Neuter – male cat||$50||Neuter – Male (add $25 if over 50 lbs.)||$85*|
|Rabies Vaccination||$10||Rabies Vaccination||$10|
|Distemper (FVRCP) vaccination||$10||Distemper (DA2PP) vaccination||$10|
|Feline Leukemia/FIV test||$20||Heartworm/Lyme’s/Ehrlichia test||$20|
|De-worming (with Drontal)||$10||De-worming (with Drontal)||$15|
|Nail Trim||$5||Nail Trim||$5|
|Ear Cleaning||$5||Ear Cleaning||$5|
|Post-surgical pain medication||$15||Post-surgical pain medication||$15|
|Flea Preventative||$10||Flea Preventative||$10|
|Antibiotics (if needed)||$15||Antibiotics (if needed)||$15|
|Hernia repair||$30||Hernia repair||$30|
|Dew Claw Removal||$15/foot|
* Please note: Only healthy pets are accepted for spay/neuter. If your pet is ill or injured, please take your pet to a full-service veterinary or emergency veterinary clinic. All dogs will receive pain medication, which is included in the cost of spay/neuter. This is a spay/neuter clinic only. Pets who are already spayed/neutered and who need vaccines should look for an alternative vaccine clinic or go to your regular vet.
Due to high demand for low-cost spay/neuter services, if you miss an appointment without one week advance notice, it may not be rescheduled. To cancel an appointment at least one week in advance, contact the main shelter number at 703-830-1100 from 12 noon – 7 p.m. on Tuesdays – Fridays, and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturdays.