Where to go in Sacramento to get your pets vaccinated

If you're a dedicated pet owner who has just picked up a great Sacramento real estate listing, your first priority may be to learn where you can get your four-footed friends any treatment or vaccinations they need. Fortunately, the city boasts a number of facilities that are ideal for this purpose and won't break the bank.

Some of these are run by local government, while others are managed by nonprofit organizations or are private practices. The City of Sacramento Animal Care Services at 2127 Front Street, in addition to its other pet services, conducts two regular vaccination clinics each month. The first is held the first Wednesday of each month, and the second, conducted each month's third Sunday by volunteers, requires proof of Sacramento residency and low-income status.

Sacramento County Animal Care & Regulation at 3839 Bradshaw Road has a clinic the third Thursday of each month. Every Monday, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at 6201 Florin-Perkins Road offers various immunizations for a maximum price of $25. At all of these facilities, a rabies shot is either $5 or $6.

Finally, VIP Petcare Services and Yolano Veterinary Service both have low-cost mobile clinics that regularly visit locations in Sacramento proper as well as suburbs like Elk Grove, Orangevale, Woodland and West Sacramento.