Dog Spay/Neuter


Low-cost Dog Spay/Neuter Clinics

We have scheduled six low-cost dog spay/neuter clinics this year. Veterinary services will be provided by Columbus Dog Connection (CDC), Columbus OH. We use the Youth Building at the Hocking County Fairgrounds, Logan OH for pre- and post-op care, but all surgeries take place in CDC’s mobile veterinary clinic.

Registration is required before each clinic and will be held 1-2:30 pm at the Hocking County Soil & Water Office, Fairgrounds, Logan OH, with the exception of the March 12 registration which will be held at the Hocking County CIC Office.   First come, first served; cash only.

2017 Schedule

  • Register on Sunday, March 12 for the Tuesday, March 21 clinic. Registration for this clinic ONLY will be held at the Hocking County CIC Office, 140 E. Main St., Logan OH
  • Register on Sunday, April 30 for the Thursday, May 11 clinic
  • Register on Sunday, June 18 for the Tuesday, July 11 clinic
  • Register on Sunday, July 23 for the Thursday, August 10 clinic
  • Register on Sunday, September 24 for the Thursday, October 5 clinic
  • Register on Sunday, October 29 for the Thursday, November 9 clinic

2017 Prices (vaccination costs are from 2016 but no changes are expected)

  • 25 lbs or less: Females-$65; Males-$55
  • Over 25 lbs – 50 lbs: Females-$75; Males-$65
  • over 50 lbs – 75 lbs; Females-$85; Males-$75
  • Over 75 lbs – 100 lbs; Females-$95; Males-$85
  • Over 100 lbs: Females- $120; Males-$100 (see price change info below)

If a female is pregnant, in heat or has an enlarged uterus (generally due to bearing litters or age), there will be additional charges. Male dog prices assume both testicles are descended. If not, add price of spay to neuter cost.

Note: these prices are good for the March 21 clinic. For the remaining five clinics, the price for spaying a female dog 100 lbs or more will increase to $175 and the neuter price for a male dog of that size will increase to $150.

Rabies vaccinations at a cost of $12 will be administered unless owner has evidence (documentation from vet) that dog has a current rabies vaccination. Other vaccinations and microchipping are also available.

Note that owners can also take their dogs directly to the low cost SOS of Ohio clinic in Columbus and DO NOT need to register through The Pet Orphanage. Call SOS Ohio at 614-396-8707 or visit their web site at for more information.

In addition, Athens County has several low-cost spay/neuter options. Visit the Friends of the Shelter Dogs for more information.

Financial Assistance for Dog Spay/Neuter

We offer limited financial assistance to low-income dog owners. Contact Mary Marsh at 740-332-9202, or e-mail  for more information about dog spay/neuter assistance.

Other low-cost options

Contact these other great low cost spay/neuter providers for more information about their services and to schedule an appointment.

In addition, Athens County has several low-cost spay/neuter options. Visit the Friends of the Shelter Dogs for more information.    Send article as PDF to a friend