Serving Pueblo and all of Southern Colorado

Since 1997

The Southern Colorado Spay and Neuter Clinic was opened in 1997 to help pet owners have access to low cost, qualities spay and neuter surgeries thereby helping to control the problem of pet overpopulation. As of June 2017, the clinic has performed over 80,000 sterilization surgeries!

But that’s not all. The clinic also provides many other services to help with a pet’s well being. Rabies shots, routine vaccinations, heartworm testing and other basic procedures are all available at an affordable price. Even toe nail trims!

We are also proud to house an all save shelter. At our shelter and through our adoption partners at the Pueblo Petco and Pueblo PetSmart stores, we find forever homes for over 300 dogs, cats and kittens every year.

Our shelter is also home to several special needs animals. These are cats and dogs requiring extra special attention. Whether diagnosed with diabetes or having physical limitations due to injury, these special souls get the extra TLC they need and hopefully, some day, will find that extra special home.

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Pet Adoption

There are lots of good reasons to adopt rather than buy a pet. Here are a few of them: Buying a pet can easily cost $500 to $1,000 or more. Adoption costs range from $50 to $200, depending on whether the pet comes from the city shelter or a rescue group that has spent money on boarding, vets and grooming.

Our rescued pets are immediately evaluated by our veterinarian and a treatment plan ( if needed ) is developed. Once the rescue is deemed healthy, all vaccinations are administered and the rescue, ( if not already fixed) is sterilized. If interested in adoption, any potential adopter is sent an adoption questionnaire, and as long as guidelines are met, a meet-n-greet is scheduled!

No Kill Shelter

Leading the way in animal care in Pueblo, our No Kill shelter boasts about saving every treatable animal that comes through our rescue. Whether their condition is medical or physical, we will do our best to off them the best care possible. We receive cases of deformities, to diabetes, to simple upper respiratory or ringworm. Nothing really phases us, and if it comes down to an issue that our veterinary staff needs help with, we have other local veterinarians that we refer to, in order to create the best plan of care possible for each rescue. Our high quality care is known all over Colorado, with cases being sent to us from every corner of our state!

All pets are considered available for adoption, no matter their age or condition. We are sure to prepare and support any potential adopter when it comes to a special needs adoption, offering education on what the rescues needs are,  how we are addressing them currently, and what the future needs may be. 

We are adoption partners with both Petco and PetSmart and utilize their adoption centers to help get our pets out in the public eye. With their help we are able to adopt hundreds of cats and kittens every year!

Our rescue team includes all employees at SoCO. Our veterinarian, vet technicians, vet assistants, kennel assistants, and even the office staff all help with the care and welfare of our rescues.