Adopt A Dog requires that all dogs and puppies adopted from the Hukari Animal Shelter be spayed or neutered.
- More than 3 million cats and dogs are euthanized in U.S. shelters each year. Adopt-A-Dog wants to do everything we can to decrease the number of unwanted pets.
- Spaying or neutering a dog is the only permanent, 100 percent effective method of birth control for dogs. These procedures ensure your pet won’t have offspring that will end up in a shelter.
- Spayed/neutered dogs live longer, healthier lives. Spaying a female dog eliminates the possibility of uterine and ovarian cancer and greatly reduces the risk of breast cancer. Neutering a male reduces the risk of both prostate enlargement and prostate cancer.
- Female dogs that have been spayed do not go into heat. You won’t have to deal with the mess that comes with the female reproductive cycle or the boisterous male dogs at the door.
Spay and Neuter Procedures
Licensed veterinarians perform the spay or neuter operation while a pet is under anesthesia. Depending on your pet’s age, size and health, he or she will stay at your veterinarian’s office for a few hours or a few days. Your pet may also need to have stitches removed. Your veterinarian can fully explain spay and neuter procedures to you.
The Cost of Spaying or Neutering Your Dog
Spay or neuter surgery carries a one-time cost that is relatively small when you consider the benefits. For pets living in homes with limited income, reduced-cost procedures may be available.
All AAD dogs will be spay or neutered prior to being adopted. However in some circumstances due to age and the health of the dog spay or neutering may have to be postponed. If this is the case a spay/neuter deposit of $250 is required.