Popular Pup Program

Pitbulls, German Shepherds, and Huskies are prominent in pop culture and because of this, we see them frequently in the shelters. Their energy and abundance for life may not be the appropriate fit for every family, causing these breeds to spend more time waiting in shelters, which is not optimal for dogs needing a regular mental and physical outlet.

To help prevent unwanted litters, that may enter the shelter system, the East Bay SPCA offers a discount program towards spay/neuter procedures.


  • Owner must be a resident of Alameda or Contra Costa county. 
  • Dog must LOOK like a Pitbull, German Shepherd, or Husky. 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 offered at both our Oakland and Dublin facilities.  

Popular Pup Program Prices:

25% off the regular surgery fee.

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

Request Appointment

*Spay/neuter appointments are based on surgical team availability. We recommend checking the portal regularly for openings. If no available dates appear, then there are NO appointments available. We limit the schedule to only two Popular Pup Program appointments per day on a first come first serve basis.

You Might Also Like

Veterinary Clinic East Bay SPCA

Adopt East Bay SPCA

Donate-Help East Bay SPCA

Veterinary Clinic

Let us help your pet’s health! Our full-service Veterinary Clinic offers high-quality, affordable care and services for the public and shelter animals.


Families come in many forms.
Come find your furry friend for life.

They Need Your Help

Pay it forward: Shelter animals cost us an average of five times their adoption fees but your donation today will help fund their food, shelter and care.