Pit Pals Program

Reduced Cost Spay/Neuter and Vaccination Program for Local Pit Bulls

The MSPCA offers special discounted rates for qualifying owners of Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes at the Boston Shalit-Glazer Clinic in Jamaica Plain, at our Noble Family Adoption Center in Methuen Massachusetts, and through the MSPCA Cape Cod Adoption Center in Centerville. Pit Bulls who qualify will receive a full physical exam, microchip, rabies and distemper vaccination and be spayed/neutered for as low as $50.*

*SPECIAL PROMOTION! Thanks to our generous donors we are offering free spay/neuter to residents of the following towns:
In Boston: Dorchester, Roslindale, Mattapan, Roxbury
North of Boston: Methuen, Lawrence, Haverhill, Lowell
Cape Cod: New Bedford, Wareham, Hyannis, Mashpee
Please note that proof of residency is required at the time of your scheduled spay/neuter appointment to take advantage of this special offer. Please be prepared to bring a recently received mail item (such as a utility bill) with you on the scheduled date of your appointment, or you will be subject to the discounted rate of $50.


Apply to the Boston Program

Apply to the Methuen Program

Apply to the Cape Cod Program


The Pit Pals Program offers direct benefits to dogs and their owners. Dog owners are required by law to have their animals vaccinated against rabies. Spaying and neutering your dog prevents testicular and ovarian cancer and also may help to alleviate unwanted behaviors such as marking, roaming, aggression towards other dogs and leg humping.

The Pit Pals program was created to address the high rates of homelessness and euthanasia of Pit Bull and Pit Bull mixes in Massachusetts. The MSPCA Adoption Centers and shelters throughout Massachusetts see more Pit Bulls than any other breed. There are currently not enough homes in our community for the number of Pit Bulls who are brought into shelters and animal control facilities in our area. The Pit Pals program offers a responsible solution to reducing the population of Pit Bulls to a manageable number through offering affordable spaying and neutering.

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Why we offer this program:
Nearly 25% of the dogs entering our adoption centers are Pit Bulls. Pit Bulls also tend to stay the longest at our adoption centers waiting for a place to call home. At the MSPCA, we are committed to helping Pit Bulls through programs specifically designed to create positive change for these misrepresented dogs. This grant will help us assist those community members who want to neuter their Pit Bull but have no financial resources to do so, ultimately reducing the overpopulation of Pit Bulls.

Why are certain communities offered free services?
Of the many towns the MSPCA serves, the highest number of Pit Bulls surrendered to our adoption centers are from these communities.  Our plan is to strategically reach Pit Bull owners whose dogs are most likely to have litters that end up homeless. And our statistics tell us to start in these zip code.

Please Note:

The Pit Pals Program is only available at the Shalit-Glazer Spay/Neuter Clinic in Jamaica Plain, the Noble Family Adoption Center in Methuen Massachusetts, and through the MSPCA Cape Cod Adoption Center in Centerville. It is not part of the statewide MSPCA/MVMA Spay/Neuter Assistance Program.