I Was Going To Neuter My Dog When I Adopted Him, But I Have Been Busy At Work. Can I Get An Extension Or Will I Lose My Deposit?

You generally have about two months to spay of neuter your pet depending on the age of the animal. Any extension of time to sterilize your animal depends on the health of the animal, not your work schedule. To get an extension you must get a note from your veterinarian showing that your animal is sick or otherwise unhealthy and that you do not wish to sterilize the pet at this time. After getting the note from your veterinarian, you may then be granted an additional thirty (30) days to sterilize your dog. If it has been more than two months from the date of the adoption, and your pet is healthy but is not sterilized, then you will probably lose your deposit.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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