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Everything you need to know about spaying or neutering your dog.


$8.00 – Rabies shot. Shots are given during the same appointment as the spay/neuter surgery. The clinic does not do stand- alone rabies shots.
$120 for a female and $90 for a male – small dogs (less than 50 pounds) only. Please call us for further details.

The procedure

The procedure for spaying or neutering your dog is relatively simple and takes about an hour to perform. To read more about the procedure, please click here.

Setting up appointment

The Shelter Spay/Neuter Clinic is open every other Saturday for dogs.
Please call the Animal Welfare Society for an appointment at: (207) 985-3244

Once you make your appointment, please print our form, fill it out, and bring it with you to the clinic on the day of your dog’s appointment.
Download our form here.

If we do not answer please leave your name and number and we will return you call.
If you make an appointment but cannot get to the clinic on that day and time, call us and we will gladly reschedule it. When you do not show up for your appointment and do not call us ahead of time to cancel, we cannot fill that surgery slot. This results in more down time, less business, and higher costs. We, in turn, will call you to reschedule if we need to close the clinic on the day of your appointment.


Payment requirements

To keep our over-head low we require cash only – due at time of drop-off. Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

Other info

Drop off time at the clinic is between 8:00 and 9:00 in the morning.

Pick-up time on Saturdays is between 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM but we will also call you if your dog is ready sooner.

The clinic can safely spay or neuter and immunize against rabies a puppy as young as 12 weeks old and weighing at least 3 pounds. In fact, puppies recover very quickly from their spay/neuter surgery.

The clinic can safely spay pregnant dogs and dogs that are in heat.

Your mother dog must have stopped nursing at least 2 weeks before her scheduled spay appointment.

Do not feed your dog the night before surgery starting at 11:00 PM but it can and should have water.

If your puppy or dog is less than 5 pounds you should feed it a small snack in the morning and it can and should have water.

Your dog/puppy should arrive at the clinic on a leash.

One of our wonderful volunteers will be there to help with drop-off and intake.

By spaying or neutering your dog you saved lives and we at the AWS and the Shelter Spay/Neuter Clinic thank you for that. WOOF!