Spaying (for females) or neutering (for males) not only prevents your cat or dog from producing unwanted litters, it can help reduce unwanted behaviors and health risks, such as:

  • Reduce spraying and marking
  • Reduce risk of certain cancers
  • Reduce wandering and escaping
  • Increase lifespan

Delaware SPCA provides affordable spay/neuter services to the public in our state-of-the-art clinic, with same day drop-off and pick-up for surgery. In addition to spaying and neutering, we offer other related services at the time of surgery, including low cost vaccinations, testing for Feline Leukemia/AIDS, testing for heartworms, microchipping, deworming, flea and tick prevention, and more.

Financial Assistance for Spay & Neuter

Pet Owners – Although our clinic offers affordable surgery rates, we recognize that some pet owners lack the financial means to have their pets spayed/neutered. There is assistance available through the State of Delaware’s Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program for residents that are currently receiving financial assistance such as Medicaid, Food Stamps, WIC, Social Security Disability and other programs. Qualifying Delaware residents can apply through the State’s website and receive a spay/neuter certificate for only $20. The certificate must be presented at your appointment and will cover the cost of the spay/neuter and applicable rabies vaccine.

Rescue Groups & Community Cat Caretakers – Special rates are available for animal rescue groups and community cat caretakers. Please call us to inquire.

Make your pet’s appointment today.

Spay & Neuter is offered by appointment only. Closed major holidays.

455 Stanton Christiana Road Newark, DE 19713 (302) 998-2281

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Spay/Neuter Prices

Male Dogs
new prices beginning Jan. 1, 2022

  • Under 30 lbs.$140
  • 31 – 50 lbs.$170
  • 51 – 75 lbs.$200
  • 76 – 100 lbs.$235

Female Dogs
new prices beginning Jan. 1, 2022

  • Under 30 lbs.$155
  • 31 – 50 lbs.$190
  • 51 – 75 lbs.$225
  • 76 – 100 lbs.$260

new prices beginning Jan. 1, 2022

  • Male$60
  • Female$70

Prices include e-collar and post-surgery pain medication.
Additional charges will apply for animals who are in heat, pregnant, cryptorchid, obese, or have other complications. 

Senior animals (dogs over 6 years old and cats over 10 years old) require pre-surgical bloodwork, at an additional cost.

All pets must be current on their rabies vaccine at time of surgery. You must bring written proof of vaccination at time of service (we cannot accept a rabies tag as proof, per State of Delaware). If your pet is not current on the vaccine, it will be provided at a cost of $20.

We can also microchip your pet, give additional vaccines, and perform heartworm or FIV/FeLV tests when they are here for surgery! Please inquire about additional services, and their costs, when you make your appointment.

Get your pet ready for their appointment


  • Drop-off: 8:00 a.m.
  • Pick-up time confirmed day of surgery
  • Cats must be in a hard carrier.


  • Drop-off: 8:30 a.m.
  • Pick-up time confirmed day of surgery
  • Dogs should be on a short leash.
  • Animals should not eat after midnight the day before surgery. They may have water.
  • Payment is due at time of pick-up.
  • We use dissolvable sutures (stitches), so a follow-up visit for suture removal is NOT necessary, unless otherwise noted by the veterinarian.
  • Your pet will need to avoid running, jumping, or other activities that could open the incision site for 14-21 days after surgery. Prepare an area for your pet to be comfortable yet confined.