Where to Find Us

Dakin's Community Spay/Neuter Clinic
171 Union Street Dale Street entrance
Springfield, MA 01105

Hours of operation are Tuesday-Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Administrative hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Closed Sunday and Monday

Dogs eligible for surgery

Most healthy dogs over the age of 8 weeks and weighing at least 2 pounds are eligible for surgery. We are unable to provide surgery for any dogs over 99 pounds or English Bulldogs. These dogs' special needs are best served by full-service veterinary hospitals. We serve Pugs and Boston Terriers only if they have normal breathing.

Spay/Neuter Fees for Dogs*

All surgery prices include the office fee, pre-surgery veterinary examination, and pain medication at no additional charge.

Dogs UNDER 1 year old

3 - 15 lbs $225
26 - 50 lbs $250
51 - 99 lbs $275

Dogs OVER 1 year old

3 - 25 lbs $275
26 - 50 lbs $300
51 - 99 lbs $325

*We accept Massachusetts Spay/Neuter Animal Fund Vouchers.  These are financial need-based vouchers and are distributed by the State of Massachusetts.  If you are unable to afford surgery for your animal and you live in MA, email us at spay@dakinhumane.org for more information.  Please note that if accepted, vouchers can take 4-6 months to come in.

Other possible fees:

  • If our veterinarian determines that your dog is obese, an additional $25 will be charged
  • If your dog is pregnant, an additional $50 will be charged
  • If your dog is in heat, an additional charge of $25-$50 may apply

Special Pit Bull Pricing: Guidelines

Online scheduling is not available for Pit Bull spay/neuter surgeries.

Please email spay@dakinhumane.org to make an appointment.

To receive a $50 Pit Bull spay/neuter surgery:

  • The dog must be your pet and either a Pit Bull or a primary Pit Bull mix.
  • You must be receiving state or federal needs-based financial assistance other than state medical insurance. Our clinic staff will make the final determination about whether a dog qualifies for this pricing and you may be asked to email us a picture of your dog.
  • You must live in Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties (MA).
  • If you live elsewhere or don't receive need-based state or federal assistance, we are happy to provide surgery for your Pit Bull at our regular rate.

Make an Appointment (pre-pay only)

Appointments are required for all dog surgeries. Full payment of surgery is required at the time of scheduling. Additional services are paid at the time of appointment.

Admission is promptly at 8:30 am and all dogs are discharged at 3:00 pm on the same day of surgery. Please leave all dogs in your car when checking in.

To make an appointment and pay by phone, please have a credit or debit card ready when we speak with you. We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and debit cards with any of those symbols on the card.  The phone number for the clinic is (413) 781-4019.

Full payment is required to schedule an appointment.

  • Our building is closed to the public. To schedule and pay for your appointment in person, contact the clinic to schedule a time to do so.
  • We require more than 48 hours' notice to reschedule or cancel your appointment without penalty so that we may have time to fill your original appointment slot. Otherwise, there will be a $50 rebooking fee. All surgery funds will be transferred to your new appointment at no extra charge.
  • All surgery fees are non-refundable without manager approval.

If you have any questions, please email us at spay@dakinhumane.org for the fastest response.

Due to the high volume and demand for our services, our phone lines may be busy. Please leave us a message, and we will return your call as soon as possible.

Also Available at the time of Surgery

Distemper/parvo (DA2PP) vaccination $15
Microchip (includes registration) $22
Heartworm test $25
Nail trim $15
Hernia repair $25
Elizabethan ("lamp shade") collar $15
Rabies vaccination** $15

**Rabies Vaccination

Massachusetts law requires that all pets be vaccinated for rabies. Please bring a current rabies certificate with you on the day of surgery. We cannot accept a vaccine reminder or a rabies tag as proof of vaccination. If you do not have proof, we will vaccinate your pet for an additional charge of $15.