All the animals at Good Dog! Rescue are neutered or spayed before Adoption!
FOR LOW COST SPAY & NEUTERING, please go to:
*PLEASE NOTE THAT SPAY, INC. ONLY SERVES THE VIRGINIA & WASHINGTON DC AREA.
The participating veterinarians in those areas will be happy to help you and your pet.
*IF YOU LIVE ANYWHERE IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND, please E-mail SNAP (Spay Neuter All Pets) at: [email protected] or call SNAP's volunteers at 302-838-6996 or 410-885-5783.
*If you live ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE UNITED STATES, please contact SPAY/USA
for referral to a neuter/spay program in your local area.
Visit their WEBSITE
or call them TOLL-FREE at 1-800-248-SPAY (1-800-248-7729).
Good Reasons To Spay or Neuter Your Pet
Let's start with the most common excuses:
Fat and Lazy, Personality Change, Giving Birth, Unwanted Pregnancy, Selling Puppies and Kittens, Undergoing Anesthesia, Wanting the Same:
Fat & Lazy - Neutering or spaying help the tendency to wander, and may influence appetite. Pets that become fat and lazy after being altered usually are overfed and do not get enough exercise.
Personality Change? -Any personality change will be for the better. You pet will be less aggressive toward other dogs or cats, have a better personality, and be less likely to wander. Spraying (urine marking), which is often done by dogs and cats to mark their territory, diminishes or ceases after pets are altered.
Giving Birth - Pets often have their litters in the middle of the night or in a place of their choosing. They need privacy when giving birth. Unnecessary intrusion can cause the mother to become seriously upset. Any unnecessary intrusion can result in an unwillingness to care for the offspring or injury to the owners or to the pet.
Selling Puppies & Kittens - Well known to breeders is the knowing that they break even on raising purebred litters. Vaccinations and other health care costs and feeding a quality food consumes most of the profit. Breeder also try to improve the standard of the breeds they raise.
Want the Same - Breeding two purebred animals rarely results in offspring that are exactly like one of the parents. With mix breeds, it is virtually impossible to have offspring that are exactly like one of the parents.
Undergoing Anesthesia - A very common concern for owner. There is always a slight risk involved, the anesthetics currently used by veterinarians are very safe. Consult your veterinarian if you are concerned about this procedure.
BENEFITS OF SPAY OR NEUTERING YOU PET
To mention just a few of the benefits:
For females - Spaying before her first estrous cycle greatly reduces her chances of developing breast cancer and completely eliminates the threat of uterine and ovarian cancer and uterine infection which are common occurrences in unaltered pets.
Spaying results in a cleaner female dog and home. No carpet stains from her cycle.
For males - Neutering your male dog or cat prevents testicular tumors and may prevent prostate problems. Neutering also decreases the possibility of perianal tumors and hernias, which are commonly observed in older, unaltered dogs, decreases aggression, and reduces the dog's tendency to "mark." Neuter cats are less likely to roam.
Help Alleviate the Dog and Cat Overpopulation Problem.
Each year millions of unwanted dogs and cats are euthanized (killed) at shelters across the country. Many orphans are the result of accidental breeding by free-roaming, unaltered pets. There simply is not enough room at the shelters to find each adorable puppy or kitten a good home.
A BETTER PET FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
Males neutered early in life are less aggressive toward other males and are not distracted by females in heat. A neutered male will be less tempted to leave your property and cross dangerous highways searching for a mate.
Neutered males are less likely to mark every shrub or inside your house with urine.