I'm sorry but I must disagree here. Spaying and Neutering is not cruel in any way. Sometimes it can be healthier for the dog depending on their situation. Personally I am no breeder so all my animals get S/N, that way I don't have to worry about it and all is well here. They are just as happy and loving as they would be if they were intact.
The whispering of the wise never entertains the fools- Floater