Building a compassionate community
through the care of companion animals

Affordable Spay/Neuter Clinic

Reduce pet overpopulation and make your loved one healthier

The Tails Spay/Neuter clinic is a non-profit surgical clinic that provides high quality, affordable spay/neuter surgeries and preventative care. Our vision is to reduce dog and cat overpopulation so that all pets have a loving home.

Each year, millions of animals are euthanized in the United States. Tails recognizes the direct link between the sterilization of pets and the pet overpopulation crisis. Which is why we operate the area’s only low-cost spay/neuter clinic. We believe cost should not be a barrier to any pet owner who wants to do their part to help control the pet population!

General Information

  • All surgeries are performed by a licensed veterinarian at the Tails Humane Society Spay/Neuter Clinic, 2270 Barber Greene Road, DeKalb, IL 60115.
  • Surgeries are done by appointment only.
  • Pets need to be dropped off at Tails in the morning and picked up later the same day.
  • Pre-anesthetic bloodwork is strongly recommended for dogs aged 6 years and older but bloodwork is available for any animal for an additional fee.
  • We will need to know when your female dog’s last heat cycle finished to schedule a spay.

Low-cost vaccinations and microchips are available during surgery.

Fee schedule:

3-24 lbs
25-49 lbs
50-75 lbs
76-100 lbs
We’re sorry but we can’t accommodate dogs over 100 lbs.

In addition, the following services are available during the time of your pet’s spay/neuter appointment.

FVRCP (feline distemper/upper respiratory combo)$15
DA2PPV (canine distemper/parvo combo)$15
DeKalb County Rabies Tag$19
FeLV/FIV or Heartworm Test$25

Request more information by completing the form below. If you do not receive a response within 72 hours, please call us at 815-758-2457 ext. 114 for assistance.


#GiveThemHope - Give DeKalb County

Tails Humane Society is excited to announce that we will be participating in the annual Give DeKalb County fundraiser on May 2nd! Every donation made through Give DeKalb County will go even further, thanks to the generous support of a matching bonus pool. Whether you contribute $5 or $500 you can make an impact in the lives of homeless animals. #GiveThemHope #GiveDeKalbCounty

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Become an Animal Ally 

You can make an even greater impact by joining our Membership Program and becoming an Animal Ally. This program is a great way to stay connected with Tails Humane Society and maximizes your impact. The thousands of animals that come through our doors every year require medical treatment and the care of highly trained staff and volunteers.

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Tails SWAG - T-Shirt Fundraiser

Show the animals in OUR care that YOU care by purchasing one of these AWESOME #LiveLoveRescue shirts. A potion of all sales will be donated back to Tails Humane Society. You can support our mission AND spread awareness by sporting Tails Swag.

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Veterinarian Job Posting

Tails is hiring a veterinarian to perform spay/neuter surgeries and oversee the medical care of the shelter animals. Qualified applicants can email their resume to Michelle at

Last updated 4/19/19