For many years, Dogs Trust has been working with vets to provide subsidised neutering for dog owners living on means-tested benefits. We work with over 1,200 practices across the UK to deliver our subsidised neutering programme. Through these partnerships, we have been able to reduce the cost to the owner to as little as £50 – the rest of the cost of the routine procedure is covered by Dogs Trust.
Please note – our subsidised neutering scheme can only cover keyhole spays if the vet is happy to do it at the same price as a regular spay
Dogs Trust subsidised neutering is available to those who meet all three of the following criteria:
Is in receipt of means tested benefits:
- Income Support
- Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Child Tax Credit
- Working Tax Credit
- Housing Benefit
- Council Tax Reduction/ Council Tax Support
- Universal Credit Pension Credit or a tenant of the NI Housing Executive
Owns one of the following listed breeds:
- Staffordshire Bull Terrier
- American Bull Dog
- German Shepherd
- Jack Russell Terrier
- Crossbreeds where one of the breeds is identifiable as one of those listed above
Lives in one of our campaign regions:
- North of England
- Northern Ireland
If you are unsure if you qualify, or want to find your nearest participating vet, please call our neutering hotline: 0333 202 1148
You can also use the interactive map below to find your nearest participating vets.
If you qualify under the scheme, and have booked an appointment with a participating vet, simply take along proof of benefit and photo ID (or two forms of other ID) when you attend your veterinary appointment. The vet will charge you £50 and the rest of the cost will be settled by the vet with Dogs Trust.