Low-Cost Vetting

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter


Utilizing a low-cost clinic versus a spay/neuter certificate that can be used at participating vets' offices is typically more economical as certificates may only cover a small portion of typical vet costs.

Also, some spay/neuter clinics also offer to give pets inexpensive annual vaccinations at the time of spay/neuter. Be sure to ask about these services also.

Additional Spay/Neuter Resources


Local Spay/Neuter Information on SpotSociety.org.

Alpharetta/John's Creek

peachpets.com

Atlanta/Midtown

atlantahumanesociety.org
$35 Spay/Neuter (+ rabies shot & microchip)


College Park / Airport

lifelineanimal.org

Chamblee

wellpethumane.com

Decatur East/Outside I-285

pawsatlanta.org

Decatur/Avondale Estates

lifelineanimal.org

Duluth

plannedpethoodga.com

Lawrenceville

valuevet.net

Marietta

veterinaryservicesmariettaga.com

Mobile to Metro-Atlanta

pet-fixer.com

Mobile to Suburbs
Below I-85 & along I-20

mybudgetvet.com

Mobile to Suburbs/Counties:
Banks
Bibb
Butts
Clarke
Douglas
Franklin
Habersham
Lamar
Lumpkin
Morgan
Pike
Spalding
Upson

atlantahumanesociety.org
$35 Spay/Neuter (+ rabies shot & microchip)

Mobile to I-20 West & South:
Carroll County
Douglas County
Newnan
Peachtree City
 westmobilevet.com

NOTE: Inexpensive vaccinations and heartworm prevention are often offered at low-cost spay/neuter clinics. Also see$25-40 for 12 generic heartworm pills!

Low-Cost Vaccinations and Preventatives

Vaccinating your pets and maintaining their monthly heartworm/flea preventative each year are key to keeping your pet healthy.

HEARTWORM PREVENTATIVE IS A MUST IN GEORGIA DUE TO THE PREVALENCE OF HEARTWORM DISEASE. Heartworm disease is life-threatening and it's painful and costly to treat. There is no simply no reason to NOT invest $2-3/month on a preventive pills. (More info is available from the Heartworm Society)

Where to Go

Many non-profit and county animal shelters offer vaccination clinics on a regular basis; check their websites and social media sites for possible events. (Some are listed in the spay/neuter table at left.)

There are also mobile vaccination clinics
that serve areas of metro Atlanta via your local pet stores.
Clinics are generally more affordable than having your vet administer vaccinations because you do not have to pay an office fee. Additionally, these clinics often offer:
Minimum Vet Recommendations

At minimal, we recommend the following for adult dogs; please consult a vet regarding puppies as they typically require additional services (three doses of vaccinations, fecal test, deworming, etc.)
  • Annual vaccination against rabies (as required by law) and parvo/distemper.
  • Heartworm test every six months, accompanied by monthly heartworm preventative pills. (See:$25-40 for 12 generic heartworm pills!)
Why Vetting Your Dog Is Important
  • Rabies cases have recently been reported right here in metro Atlanta and are
    often carried by wildlife your pets may have a chance interaction with.
  • Heartworm disease is very prevalent in Georgia; nearly every other dog we rescue has contracted it because they have not been on an monthly heartworm preventative
  • Heartworm disease is life threatening to the dog and very expensive to treat. 
  • Many dogs - puppies in particular - die of Parvovirus or Distemper because it is highly contagious in areas containing multiple dogs at once, especially when pups are unvaccinated. These diseases can spread very easily in shelters, as well as the vet clinics, boarding facilities, pet stores and parks you visit.
  • Many dogs are allergic to fleas and will develop severe skin irritation or manage as a result of long-term flea infestation.