SNAP partners with the San Diego Chapter of Dogs on Deployment to provide military personnel with canine companions, a “chit” to redeem for a free spay or neuter. Servicemen and women grades E1-E4, local or overseas, are screened by Dogs on Deployment then referred to SNAP.
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Additional Resources

Low-Cost Services

Chula Vista Animal Care Facility »
Offers spay/neuter services from any zip code for $75. Residents of Chula Vista, National City, and Lemon Grove may qualify for free services based on income and residency requirements.

Feral Cat Coalition »
Lends humane traps when available and provides free spay/neuter services for community cats.

Pet Assistance Foundation »
Provides referrals to low-cost spay/neuter services, provide information on municipal coupons or vouchers, special humane society programs, and subsidies to pet owners who demonstrate financial need.

San Diego Department of Animal Services Spay/Neuter Program »
They have a referral network of private hospitals who usually charge $5 to $25 more than us per procedure. To receive the low-cost price when you call any of the providers, you MUST mentioned that you are inquiring about their program (which is not part of SNAP).

San Diego Humane Society »
Offers spay and neuter services for pit bulls, chihuahuas, community cats, and house cats at their Escondido, Oceanside, and San Diego campuses. Military pet owners are also a priority. Income requirements for discounted fees whereas specific zip codes qualify for free services.

The Animal Welfare Foundation »
Offers spay/neuter financial assistance as well as sponsor the cost to euthanize companion animals too ill or injured to save.

FACE Foundation »
For animal owners who are unable to afford the cost of their pet’s emergency or critical care.

San Diego County Income Guidelines »

Private Veterinarians: Listing of Spay/Neuter Fees (PDF) »
 – Please note fees could change at any time.

Spay and Neuter Vouchers

For City of San Diego Residents: Spay Neuter VOUCHERS for San Diego city residents/ low income pet owners in city of San Diego provided by the City of San Diego through the SDHS.  Go to Application »

For E1-E4 Active Duty Military: MIL-SNAP now covers E1-E4 as of Feb 1, 2023 (was E1-E6). Any DOD Pet Chit (free say neuter) application after Feb 1 is E1-E4. We apologize for any inconvenience. SNAP can still help if you do not qualify for a DOD Pet Chit. Free Chit Application »


SNAP Vaccines (DAPPV, FVRCP, RABIES) Clinic Self-Registration
• Self Registration »

PETCO vaccine clinics – contact your local store for dates, times and prices.

Happy Pet Network – call (619) 647-9218 or visit

Shots For Pets – call (619) 436-4372 or visit

Paws 4 Shots – call (844) PAW-SHOT, email them ( or visit

San Diego Humane Society – DAPP (dog) & FVRCP (cat) vaccinations

Microchips, Rabies Vaccinations & Licensing

Dogs, Cats and Rabbits – 8 weeks +

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, all services are by appointment only.

County of San Diego Department of Animal Services
Services are offered daily at these locations:
2481 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA 92009
5821 Sweetwater Road, Bonita, CA 91902
View Clinic Schedule »
Microchip (dogs over 4 months old require proof of license): $20
Rabies vaccination: $10
Licensing: Unincorporated San Diego County residents only
(Microchipping and Rabies vaccinations are available for anyone.)

Chula Vista Animal Care Facility
130 Beyer Way, Chula Vista, CA 91911
Start here to request an appointment »
Microchip: $30
Rabies vaccination: $10
Rabies/Microchip combo: $35
Licensing: Chula Vista residents only
(Microchipping and Rabies vaccinations are available for anyone.)

San Diego Humane Society
San Diego, Escondido and Oceanside Locations are by appointment only
Microchip: $25 – Request an appointment »
Rabies vaccination: $12 – Request an appointment »
DAPP (dog) & FVRCP (cat) vaccinations: $12 each – Request an appointment »

Register your SNAP Microchip 
If you added a microchip with your SNAP appointment, register the chip now »

Emergency Hospitals

Pet Emergency and Specialty Centers
5232 Jackson Drive Suite 105
Jackson Square Center, La Mesa, CA 91942
619 462-4800

885 Canarios Court Suite 108
Chula Vista, CA 91910
619 591-4802

Veterinary Specialty Hospitals
10435 Sorrento Valley Rd.
San Diego, CA 92121
619 875-7500

2055 Montiel Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92069
760 466-0600

Animal Urgent Care Specialty Group
2430-A South Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA 92025
760 738-9600

Animal Emergency Clinic
12775 Poway Rd
Poway, CA 92064
858 748-7387

Animal ER of San Diego
5610 Kearny Mesa Rd
San Diego, CA 92111
858 569-0600

Animal Medical Center
600 Broadway
El Cajon, CA 92021
619 444-4246