Pre-Surgery Instructions

Thank you for choosing the Seattle Animal Shelter's Spay and Neuter Clinic. Appointments are required for all surgeries. The clinic is open Monday-Friday.

The clinic is located at 2061 15th Ave. W., Seattle, at the north end of the building on the upper level. We have a parking lot near the clinic's entrance off of 15th Avenue West.

Animals must be in good health. If your pet is showing any signs of illness we may decline to do surgery at that time, ask you to see your regular veterinarian and reschedule your appointment.

What you will need

  • Your completed intake form.
  • Your pet's health records.
  • Information showing that your pet's microchip number is associated with your name.
  • Payment (after surgery).

Please bring your pet's health records with you. If your pet is microchipped, we will need documentation that your name is associated with that microchip number. Without the documentation, we cannot proceed with the surgery.

Pre-Surgery Instructions

  • Adult cats and kittens over 4 months old should have no food after 10 p.m. the night before surgery. No breakfast the day of surgery. Water is okay.
  • Cats check in 7:30-9 a.m. and must be here by 9 a.m. or risk losing their surgery slot.
  • Cats must be in carriers.
  • If you have more than one cat, each should be in its own carrier.
  • Carriers should be labeled with the animal's name and your last name using masking or duct tape.
  • We anticipate that your cat will go home between 4-5:30 p.m. the afternoon of surgery.

  • Adult dogs and puppies over 4 months old should have no food or treats after 10 p.m. the night before surgery. No breakfast the day of surgery. Water is okay.
  • Dogs check in 7:30-9 a.m. and must be here by 9 a.m. or risk losing their surgery slot.
  • Please walk your dog before traveling to the clinic so that they have time to pee and poop before arriving here.
  • We ask that you leave your dog in your vehicle until you have checked in and completed the admission paperwork.
  • Dogs must be on a leash or in a carrier when they enter the clinic.
  • If your dog shows signs of aggression or is very fearful, you may be asked to stay in the clinic with him until we can administer pre-anesthesia medication, it takes effect, and he can be safely handled.
  • We anticipate that your dog will go home between 4-5:30 p.m. the afternoon of surgery.