Chi Fix Program

Why Chihuahuas?

In 2010 East Bay SPCA spearheaded the effort to bring awareness to the increasing numbers of homeless Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes entering Bay Area shelters. The tiny breed’s popularity spiked after films like Beverly Hills Chihuahua and Legally Blonde, coupled with iconic stars carrying these pooches in their purses down the red carpet.

We reached out to other local humane organizations and public shelters, encouraging adoption specials, spay/neuter promotions and education about the breed. Four years later, Chihuahua overpopulation is still an issue for the Bay Area as the effects of over breeding can last for decades.

Beginning in 2014, we started offering discount spay/neuter surgeries for Chihuahuas for owners in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.


  • Owner must be a resident of Alameda or Contra Costa county.
  • Dog must LOOK majority like a Chihuahua. This is at the discretion of our veterinarian.
  • Must be an owned dog. No rescue groups, foster organizations, shelter animals, or stray dogs.  
  • Must meet the surgery requirements listed on our previous Spay/Neuter webpage.


Discount can only be used for two pets per household per year.  

Only the spay/neuter surgery fee is discounted. Additional procedures and/or fees are at regular cost. Please see our Pricing Page for a list of additional procedures and fees. 

This program is only offered at our Oakland facility on 410 Hegenberger Road.  

Chi Fix Prices:

Females (spay): $85
Males (neuter): $75

If the dog does not qualify for the program then the surgery fee would be at our regular affordable prices.

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*If you are trying to book an appointment and no dates are appearing, then we do not have any available appointments at this time. New appointment spots will open on the 15th of every month.

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