Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes are some of the most at risk pets entering U.S. shelters each year. Spay Neuter Network, with funding support from PetSmart Charities, the largest funder of animal welfare efforts in North America, are addressing the problem by introducing  the “Cherish Your Chihuahua ” spay/neuter campaign.

Through the “Cherish Your Chihuahua” campaign, Spay Neuter Network will offer a special $20 spay/neuter surgery and free nail trim for Chihuahua and Chihuahua mixes during the month of August.

“Spaying/neutering a pet is the most effective thing a pet parent can do to prevent unwanted litters from being born and contributing to the homeless pet overpopulation problem. ,” says Deanna Sauceda, Executive Director, Spay Neuter Network.

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) endorses spaying and neutering puppies as young as eight to 10 weeks old. Research also shows that the procedure may improve the behavior and health of the pet, including reducing the risk of certain reproductive cancers and infections.

This special $20 rate is even less than the organization’s normal low-cost priced and is available to all residents in the areas we service. Pet parents who wish to take advantage of this offer must mention the “Cherish Your Chihuahua” campaign when they call to schedule their appointment. The campaign is based on availability.

Thanks to the PetSmart Charities grant, Spay Neuter Network will provide 500 “Cherish Your Chihuahua” sterilizations for $20 in August. Please visit  or call 972-472-3500 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

PetSmart Charities’ “Cherish Your Chihuahua” campaign provides more than $145,746 to spay/neuter clinics to fund affordable, high-quality spay and neuter surgeries for more than 3,106 Chihuahuas across the nation during the month of August.


About Spay Neuter Network

Spay Neuter Network is a volunteer 501(c) 3 nonprofit corporation eliminating pet overpopulation through subsidized spay/neuter services, while empowering communities to care responsibly for dogs and cats.

Spay Neuter Network operates a regional clinic outside Dallas with free transport pick-ups for those needing services in outlying areas. We also operate a Mobile Animal Spay/Neuter Hospital (MASH) in the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex, providing affordable pet vaccinations, sterilizations and pet care resources to more than 20 communities.

Spay Neuter Network performed more than 17,000 spay / neuter surgeries last year preventing more than 250,000 unwanted animals. Contact Spay Neuter Network at 972-472-3500 or

About PetSmart Charities:
PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets. More than 400,000 dogs and cats find homes each year through our adoption program in all PetSmart® stores and our sponsored adoption events. PetSmart Charities grants more money to directly help pets in need than any other animal welfare group in North America, with a focus on funding spay/neuter services that help communities solve pet overpopulation. PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization, separate from PetSmart, Inc.