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Spay and Neuter Services Package

Spay and Neuter Surgeries

Starting Tuesday, August 18, Animal Services will resume public surgeries for dogs at the Baldwin center. In addition to online scheduling for cats, online scheduling will be available for dog spays and neuters on Wednesday, August 12 at 8 a.m., on a limited basis.

  • All services are by appointment only; no walk-ins.
  • Currently, services are only available to Baltimore County residents.
  • If you are feeling sick, or anyone in your household is sick, we ask to schedule for when you are healthy.
  • One caregiver (owner) is permitted to accompany each dog into the building for intake. Cat appointments will remain curbside.
  • Face coverings are required.
  • Pre-surgical documents are emailed prior to appointment; a valid email address is required.
  • Payment is required at time of scheduling. Requests without payment aren't accepted.

Thank you for your patience as we slowly re-open our surgical services. More information will be provided as we increase surgical capacity and begin scheduling at the Dundalk center. Please continue to monitor our website for these updates.

Baltimore County Animal Services offers a reduced-cost spay and neuter program for County residents. Dogs and cats may be spayed or neutered and receive other valuable services for just $20.

What's Included

In addition to the spay and neuter surgery, your pet package also includes the following services:

  • Rabies vaccine, as required by law
  • Other vaccines such as distemper and Bordetella (dogs only)
  • Deworming
  • A County animal license (applicable to Baltimore County residents only)
  • Microchip

Your pet must qualify and have surgery through our program in order to receive these additional services. Pet owners may not opt out of individual services; pets must receive all services as part of this package.

Review the restrictions for spay and neuter services below before requesting an appointment.


Your dog should not:

  • Be a boxer, bulldog (all breeds), pug or Shih Tzu (other short-faced and mixed breeds will be evaluated case by case at the discretion of the veterinarian)
  • Have a known illness, injury or medical condition
  • Be younger than four months or older than six years of age
  • Weigh less than five pounds or more than 60 pounds if female, or more than 80 pounds if male

Your cat should not:

  • Be hairless, Himalayan or Persian
  • Have a known illness, injury or medical condition
  • Be younger than five months or older than six years of age
  • Weigh less than five pounds

Pets may be declined if they present with an increased risk for complications from anesthesia.

Free Spay and Neuter Services

Baltimore County residents who receive government assistance and whose pet is a pit bull breed or cat are eligible for the spay and neuter package at no cost.

Some breed restrictions apply. 

All other County residents are eligible for the standard $20 procedure.

Revised August 12, 2020         


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