Spay & Neuter Information

Spaying and neutering our cats and dogs is the only way we will be able to stem the flow of unwanted animals into our nation’s shelters. If you have a dog or cat that is not yet spayed or neutered, please contact your veterinarian as soon as possible to schedule a time to have it done. Spaying and neutering helps animals live longer and healthier lives.

Homeward Bound Programs

Taxi Cat

Homeward Bound offers a free monthly Cat Taxi to the VSN low-cost clinics that are offered on Wednesdays. We provide free transportation to and from the clinic but all financial responsibility for the cost of the spay/neuter is yours. Our Cat Taxi has only 10 spots so space is limited! Please email to reserve a spot on an upcoming Cat Taxi and  for financial information,please check out  VSN - Vermont Spay Neuter

Spay the Mom

This program is designed for people whose cats have had a "whoops" litter!  In exchange for surrendering all the kittens/puppies to Homeward Bound so we can place them (sterilized and vaccinated) into loving homes, we will cover the costs of having your Mom cat/dog spayed and vaccinated and return her to you at no cost.  This program is a win-win for you, your cat, and her kittens! To find out more or to enroll your cat, please email 

Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)

For information on our TNR program, please click here


Low Cost Spay/Neuter Programs in Vermont

VT-CAN! wants to help people have their animals spayed or neutered. VT-CAN! offers low cost spay/neuter for people who CANNOT afford to go to a full service veterinarian because of income or because they have numerous animals. VT-CAN! is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Please call 802-223-0034 to schedule an appointment. Check their Facebook page at  for information on mobile clinics.

VSNIP is a publicly funded low-cost spay neuter program.  Funding is produced through a surcharge on dog registrations and is limited.  Please click on the link above to learn more.  Ple:  VSNIP funding is limited and application processing time can be lengthy. We encourage you to pursue direct service providers first.


Contact Details

236 Boardman Street
Middlebury, VT 05753

Adoption Center Hours

Tuesday - Saturday
Open by Appointment Only