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Spay & Neuter

Miami-Dade Animal Services offers donor-subsidized spay/neuter services for dogs and cats at a low cost at the shelter. A surgical appointment can be scheduled online. Pet owners can also call 3-1-1 to schedule a surgical appointment.


  • $30 cost for the spay & neuter services.
  • Surgeries for dogs are offered every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (excluding County holidays). 
  • To qualify for the surgery, dogs must be at least 3 months old and weigh between 3 and 50 pounds.


  • $15 cost for the spay & neuter services.
  • Surgeries for cats are offered every Thursday and Friday (excluding County holidays).
  • To qualify for the surgery, cats must be at least 3 months old and weigh at least 3 pounds.
  • Feral cats will be accepted and will be ear tipped.

Please note:

  • No food or water for the animal after 9 p.m. the night before the surgery.

  • Female dogs and female cats cannot be spayed when they are nursing. They may be spayed when they are pregnant or in heat.

  • Proof of current rabies vaccination for cats or dogs over 4 months of age is required. Rabies vaccine can be obtained on the day of the surgery for $15 (or $5 if owner is on public assistance). A copy or the original rabies certificate presented must include the veterinarian's signature. Receipts outlining veterinary care/vaccinations will not be accepted.

  • Registration is at 7:30 a.m. The check-in process can take from 30-60 minutes so please plan accordingly on the day of the surgery appointment. Pet owners should arrive with their cat or dog in a crate or on a leash. After 9:30 a.m, all surgeries with appointments lose their priority status and become walk-ins subject to availability.


Animal Services will continue to accommodate a limited number of walk-in spay and neuter surgeries on Thursdays and Fridays for cats only, in case those with an appointment do not come in. Sundays are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for dogs only. It is recommended that pet owners arrive early as there is limited availability.

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Animal Services is determined to provide this service to all Miami-Dade County residents. Your patience is appreciated as Miami-Dade County’s Animal Services Department is limited to the amount of surgeries offered per day.

Additional Services

  • Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) : Free service which includes sterilization, vaccination, and eartip for all community cats.
  • The Cat Network provides low-cost spay/neuter services through its convenient "Miami Meow Mobile", which makes monthly visits (by appointment) to a neighborhood near you. For more information call 305-233-9958.
  • The Humane Society of Greater Miami also provides low-cost spay/neuter services for dogs and cats. For more information call 305-696-0800.
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Rabies and Microchip Clinic Hours:

  • Monday – Friday, open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday – Sunday, open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Spay & Neuter Surgeries offered:

  • Dogs - Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, check in at 7:30 a.m.
  • Cats - Thursdays, Fridays, check in at 7:30 a.m.
  • Appointments can be requested for surgeries offered Monday – Friday.
  • Sundays -Dogs only - Surgeries are only available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Animal Services does not provide veterinary medical care for private owners and is not able to refer to private veterinarians.



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