Northeast Adoption Center & Low-Cost Clinic

1810 Grant Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19115

Northeast Adoption Center & Low-Cost Clinic

PAWS’ Northeast Clinic is open 5-6 days a week for vet appointments, vaccinations, and spay/neuter surgery. For more information about scheduling, services, and prices, please see below.

Our Northeast Adoption Center is temporarily closed. PAWS’ Old City Adoption Center is open for cat adoptions. Dog adoptions take place by appointment at our Grays Ferry location or through foster homes. Please click here for more information about adopting and to see animals currently looking for loving homes.


Please note:

  • PAWS is currently providing low-cost spay/neuter, sick visits, wellness exams, and vaccinations through scheduled appointments only. Due to the extremely high volume of requests we are receiving, there is a wait time for appointments, and you will only get a call or email back as appointments become available.
  • PAWS is NOT an emergency hospital, nor do we provide full-veterinary services such as x-ray, overnight care, or extensive surgery.
  • If your pet is experiencing an emergency, please take them to the nearest ER. Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center and Penn Vet are two local facilities offering emergency services.
Clinic Appointments

Exams and treatments for common conditions.

  • $25 for the visit, plus the cost of any tests/medications prescribed.
By Appointment.
Call 215-545-9600 or email

Includes rabies and distemper vaccinations if needed, e-collar (plastic cone) for all dogs and female cats, plus complimentary nail trim.

You can now schedule your pet’s spay/neuter appointment online here. Please note, due to the high volume of requests for spay/neuter that we receive, when capacity is limited, we may priortize requests from pet owners in Philadelphia to ensure that we support our local community as much as possible. Thank you for understanding!

  • Cats: $70
  • Dogs under 40 lbs: $110
  • Dogs 40-90 lbs: $145
  • Dogs over 90 lbs: $195
By Appointment: schedule online.
If you prefer, you can call us at 215-545-9600 or email to schedule, but please note there may be a delay due to our high call volume.

Spay/neuter for feral cats is available, space permitting.

  • Please call or email in advance to confirm availability; we cannot accept walk-in TNR clients at this time.
By Appointment.
Call 215-545-9600 or email

Vaccine appointments must be scheduled; walk-in services are not available.

To receive vaccines, kittens must be at least 2 lbs (approximately 8 weeks), toy breed puppies must be 8 weeks or older, and all other puppies must be 6 weeks or older. 

New: schedule your appointment online! Please note: our online scheduler is for the services listed below only; your pet will not see a veterinarian.

  • visit fee: $15 per animal
  • rabies and distemper vaccinations: $25
  • other vaccinations as needed: $12-25
  • microchipping: $15
  • FIV/FeLV testing: $25
  • de-worming: $5-14
  • flea treatment: $9-11
By Appointment: schedule online.
If you prefer, you can call us at 215-545-9600 or email to schedule, but please note there may be a delay due to our high call volume.

Clinic Services: Frequently Asked Questions


Are the clinic services offered by PAWS right for me?

PAWS’ low-cost Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinics serve pet owners who have difficulty affording or lack access to basic veterinary care, and rescue organizations that need affordable services to carry out their lifesaving work. While PAWS does not have income restrictions, we do ask that if you are able to afford care at a full-service veterinarian’s office you do so, so that we can prioritize care for the pets who would not otherwise get treated.


Can PAWS be my primary veterinarian?

PAWS is not a full-service veterinary practice, and we are not able to provide overnight care. If you are able to afford it, we recommend that you establish a relationship with a full-service veterinarian. If not, we will be happy to serve you and your pet to the best of our ability.


Does PAWS offer payment plans?

We keep our prices as low as possible in order to serve the greatest number of pet owners who cannot afford to go elsewhere. We do not offer payment plans or Care Credit. PAWS accepts cash, debit, or credit cards. Payment is due at the time services are provided.


How should I prepare to bring my pet to PAWS?

All pets must be on a leash or in a carrier. Dogs should be wearing a well fitted collar or harness. If your puppy has not had all of its shots, please carry them in your arms or in a carrier; walking on the ground exposes them to disease they are not yet immune to. Your cat must be in a carrier for their own safety, even if they don’t mind being carried in your arms (there may be dogs in our lobby that are not cat-friendly!). If you do not have a carrier, you can use a box with air holes; we also sell cat carriers if you would like to purchase one.


I have a spay/neuter appointment for my pet. What instructions should I follow and what will the day of surgery be like?

Please read these instructions for important things to keep in mind before surgery, the day of, and afterward.


Should I spay or neuter my pet?


What flea treatment and heartworm preventative is available at PAWS?

PAWS carries various brands of topical flea prevention that are available over the counter. Oral flea preventative is available for purchase with a prescription from our veterinarian. We recommend all dogs and cats be kept on your preferred form of flea prevention year round to lower the risk of infestation.

Heartworm preventative requires a yearly exam and prescription by one of our veterinarians. Dogs should ideally be kept on heartworm preventative year-round; dogs that are only on heartworm preventative during the warmer months will need a test every year before restarting their medication in the spring. Puppies under 6 months of age can be started on preventatives without a test.


Should I bring anything to my pet’s appointment?

If you have any previous medical records for your pet, including vaccination records, emergency room visits, and routine care visits, please bring them to your appointment.

If your pet is vomiting, has diarrhea, or any other intestinal issues, please bring a stool sample with you. To obtain a stool sample, use a small plastic bag to pick up a small piece of your animal’s poop, tie it up, and place the bag in the refrigerator until your appointment.

About PAWS Northeast

Located at the corner of Grant and Bustleton Avenues, PAWS’ Northeast adoption center enables us to rescue and find loving homes for thousands of stray and abandoned dogs and cats. Our adjacent clinic provides affordable veterinary care to help pet owners care for and keep their cherished pets, rather than face surrendering them to shelters, and prevents the birth of countless unwanted litters.

PAWS’ Northeast facility features Mural Arts Program’s “Forever Home,” a celebration of our community’s work to save pets in need.

All our efforts – to prevent pet homelessness and save the ones who need rescuing – lead us closer to our ultimate goal of making Philadelphia a no-kill city.

See the Impact