Our clinic provides low-cost vaccinations and spay/neuter surgeries for pets of all Northern California residents at our Palo Alto Animal Shelter.

Learn about: Vaccine Clinic / Spay/Neuter Clinic


Vaccine Clinic

Our drop-in vaccine clinic is open at 12:00-1:00 pm every Wednesday. No appointment necessary. We provide all routine dog and cat vaccinations at reasonable fees. Requirement: All dogs must be on leash and all cats must be in a carrier.

Clinic location

Our Vaccine Clinic is located at our Palo Alto Animal Shelter.
3281 E. Bayshore Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303



Spay/Neuter Clinic

Schedule an appointment for low-cost spay/neuter

Our Spay and Neuter clinic will reopen for public surgeries and rescue groups in Fall. A link to schedule appointments online will be made available then.

Surgery appointments will be available most Tuesdays. We allocate 100 surgeries each month and slots fill quickly.

Drop off time is at 7:00-8:00 am the day of the appointment and pick up time is 4:00-5:00 pm the same day. Note: If your animal is not picked up by 5:00 pm the day of surgery, your animal will be kept overnight and you will be charged with a $20 boarding fee.



  • There will be a $50 deposit required per animal to schedule an appointment. The remaining balance must be paid the day of surgery.

  • Proof of rabies vaccination is required, otherwise the vaccination will be administered by PIN medical staff for an additional $10.

  • Minimum age for cats and dogs: 8 weeks old (must be over 2 lbs.)


Deposit & Cancellations

There is a $50 deposit per animal required when booking a spay/neuter appointment. Deposit will go toward the surgery. The remaining balance must be paid when the animal is dropped off at the day of surgery.

The deposit will only be refunded if you call and cancel your appointment at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. If you fail to call and cancel/reschedule within 48 hours of your appointment or you do not show up for your appointment, the deposit will not be refunded.


Additional medical services

If you would like to take advantage of any of these additional medical services, please inform the Pets In Need staff member when you schedule your pet’s spay/neuter appointment.

Canine services:

  • DAPP vaccine (distemper, adenovirus, parainfluenza, and parvovirus): $20

  • Bordetella vaccine (kennel cough): $20

  • Rabies vaccine: $10

Feline services:

  • FVRCP vaccine (feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and pan leukopenia): $20

  • FELV/FIV (feline leukemia): $20

  • Rabies vaccine: $10

Microchip: $40


Spay/Neuter Pricing

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Pre-operation instructions

Adult dogs/cats (6 months or older):

  • No food after 10:00 pm the night prior to surgery

  • Water through the night is okay, but should be taken away by 6:00 am the day of surgery

Kittens/Puppies (younger than 6 months):

  • No need to restrict food or water

Post-operation instructions

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