Spay/Neuter Services

Please note: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the current stay at home order in effect, Toronto Humane Society has suspended all non-essential services which include spay/neuter and dentals.

Please check back at our website frequently for updates and information on when our regular surgical service will resume.


Spaying/neutering your pet can help reduce pet overpopulation and improve the quality of your pet’s health.

Toronto Humane Society operates Public Veterinary Services through a social enterprise model. Our fee structure is set so that we can best serve all pet parents in need of our services. We have a two tier pricing model that takes the small profits from our full paying clientele and uses them to subsidize and provide lower cost services to qualifying individuals in need.

In addition to the funds provided by our clinic clientele additional support for free and subsidized services is also provided through annual grantors and funders. Please see here for a list of our supporters

How the Spay/Neuter Clinic Operates How the Spay/Neuter Service Operates

At the end of the telemedicine consultation you will be connected with one of our client service agents, who, will be able to book you a date for your pets surgery.

The day before your surgery you will be contacted by a member of our Veterinary Care Team who will discuss with you all the necessary parts of the procedure, advise on fasting requirements and answer any questions you may have related to the procedure.

  • Please note that we do not provide surgical services for rabbits.
  • All animals must be healthy and between the ages of 3months – 7 years. For further eligibility requirements please read our FAQ & pet eligibility requirements handout.
  • All patients are dropped off at 7:00am and picked up at 5:00pm unless otherwise instructed.

Fees, Eligibility, and Instructions Fees, Eligibility, and Instructions

Click here for services we offer & fees (both normal and subsidized rates).

Click here for answers to your frequently asked questions and pet eligibility requirements.

Click here for pre-operative (before surgery) information.

Click here for post-operative (after surgery) information.

Click here for frequently asked before & after surgery care questions.

Click here for Why was my animal denied?

Subsidized Services Subsidized Services

Toronto Humane Society recognizes that affordability of care is the largest barrier that pet parents face when trying to provide the best life for their furry companions. It is with this understanding that we have built our operations to help overcome this hurdle for many.

Our services offer subsidized and discounted rates to individuals currently receiving income supplementation from:

  • Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP); or
  • Ontario Works (OW); or
  • And or, Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS); or
  • Possess a Certificate of Indigenous Status(CIS)

Proof of subsidy will be required and must be registered to the pet owner. A monthly statement which includes the owners full name, and breakdown of costs received is the only acceptable form of proof. Drug cards are not sufficient.

Discounts available to qualifying individuals can be found within the fee guides listed above.

Additionally, qualifying Rescues and Animal Welfare Agencies may also qualify for discounts and service subsidies. If you are a representative of a rescue or Animal Welfare Agency and would like to discuss further options please contact our Senior Manager, Client Care and Partnerships here

How to Book an Appointment How to Book an Appointment

Please note that due to a high-volume of appointment requests, we are currently not accepting new bookings. Please check back at our website frequently for updates.

Please remember that if you receive income supplementation from:

  • Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
  • Ontario Works (OW)
  • And or, Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)
  • Possess a Certificate of Indigenous Status(CIS)

to notify your client service agent at the time of booking in order to receive the correct service rate.

**We strongly recommend all patients are up to date on their vaccines prior to coming in for surgery.

Please consider booking an appointment with your veterinarian or requesting a vaccine appointment prior to surgery.

Clinic Location Clinic Location

The Spay/Neuter Services operate within Toronto Humane Society’s 11 River Street facility in the east end of downtown Toronto. Please make your way to the bright green door towards the back of the building.

Parking is available in the visitors parking lot behind the shelter (spaces are limited.Please do not block any garbage/ recycling bins or fire routes for both the shelter and neighboring condo/townhome complexes.


Spay/Neuter Location

If your dog is vocal around other dogs (often barks) please take them for a walk, or keep in your car (if the weather is not to warm) until the doors open (at 7:00am) as to not disrupt our neighbours in the early morning. We thank you for your understanding and compliance.


COVID-19 Update: Toronto Humane Society is currently open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Sunday. We encourage you to visit our service webpages for updates and/or new safety protocols that have been put in place. We are currently still closed for animal viewing at this time, we apologize for this inconvenience.