Services and Fees for Dogs

All healthy dogs over the age of 8 weeks and weighing at least 2 pounds are eligible for surgery. We offer vaccinations and other services only at the time of surgery or at Dakin’s weekly low-cost vaccine clinics. Please contact your veterinarian for ongoing wellness care for your dogs.

We are unable to provide surgery for dogs over 99 pounds in weight 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. Call us at 413-781-4019 for more information about surgery for these breeds.

Make an Appointment

We require appointments. Just call us at 413-781-4019 to schedule your dog's surgery. Clinic office hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Due to the high 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.

$50.00 Non-Refundable Deposit Required for Dog Appointments

  • To pay and schedule by phone, 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.
  • To pay and schedule in person, come to the Clinic Monday through Saturday between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., with cash, credit, or debit card.
  • We do not accept personal checks.
  • We will deduct the deposit from your dog’s bill at the time of your appointment.
  • We require 48 hours' notice to reschedule your appointment without penalty. If you reschedule with more than 48 hours' notice, we will transfer your deposit to your new appointment. If you give less than 48 hours' notice, we will not refund your deposit and will use it as a donation to help homeless animals. We will require you to leave another $50 deposit to make a new appointment.

Spay or Neuter Fees for Dogs

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

Your dog weighs up to 49 pounds (male or female):

  • $175 regular low price
  • $100 if you receive state or federal assistance (i.e., SNAP/EBT, disability or unemployment benefits, etc.)

Your dogs weighs between 50 and 99 pounds (male or female):

  • $225 regular low price
  • $150 if you receive state or federal assistance (i.e., SNAP/EBT, disability or unemployment benefits, etc.)

Other possible charges:

  • If our veterinarian determines that your dog is obese, we will charge an additional $25
  • If your dog is pregnant, we will charge an additional $50
  • If your dog is cryptorchid (retained testicle) we will charge an additional $20-50 depending on size and location of testicle

Pit bull spay/neuter surgeries (male or female):

  • $50 (subject to the guidelines below)


Guidelines for Special Pit Bull Pricing

  • To receive a $50 pit bull spay/neuter surgery, the dog must be your pet and either a pit bull or a primarily pit bull mix (mostly pit bull), and you must be receiving state or federal needs-based financial assistance, such as food stamps, disability, or unemployment. Our clinic staff will make the final determination about whether a dog qualifies for this pricing.
  • The $50 surgery price is available only to dogs resident in Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties (MA).
  • If you live elsewhere or don't receive needs-based state or federal assistance, we are happy to help your dog at our regular low prices.

Also Available at the time of Surgery

  • $12.00 Distemper/parvo (DA2PP) vaccination
  • $20.00 Microchip identification (includes registration)
  • $25.00 Heartworm test
  • $12.00 Frontline (kills fleas and ticks for 1 month; 1 application)
  • $10.00 Nail trim
  • $25.00 Hernia repair
  • $12.00 Elizabethan ("lamp shade") collar
  • $12.00 Rabies vaccination**
  • FREE! I.D. tag

**A word about rabies vaccinations

Massachusetts law requires that all pets be vaccinated for rabies. Please bring a current certificate of vaccination (a tag is not proof) with you the day of surgery. If you do not have proof, we will vaccinate your pet for an additional charge of $12.00.

Special Pricing for Rescues and Animal Control Agencies

Animal shelters, rescues, and animal control agencies, call 413-781-4000 x 108 for pricing. Massachusetts rescues must be registered with the state to be eligible for rescue discounts.