Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter

Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter

Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a community responsible for pet stewardship and humane treatment of animals. We manage and operate our city's public, open-admissions animal shelter, providing quality care and love to the animals in our facility. 

Please Donate to Help Our Shelter Animals

Palm Springs Animal Shelter is located at:

4575 E. Mesquite Avenue

Palm Springs, CA 92264

Phone: 760-416-5718


Sun: 11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mon: 11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tues: Closed to the public

Wed: 11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thurs: 1:00 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Fri: 11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sat: 11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Animal Control can be reached at 760-323-8151




Thank you Precious Cat Litters for your generous donation of litter for our felines!


Latest Activity

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New Volunteer Orientation at Hugh E. Donaldson Community Room

January 14, 2015 from 6pm to 7:30pm
An overview of our mission, philosophy and volunteer opportunities. This one and a half hour orientation is mandatory for all volunteers and includes an optional half hour tour of the facility.See More
17 hours ago
Profile IconLeyda Quinn, Daisy and Alejandra Perez joined Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter
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1,677 Days at the Shelter: Patch

Meet Patch.  Today is the 1,677th day Patch has called the Palm Springs Animal…See More
Friends of the PSAS posted blog posts
Friends of the PSAS's event was featured

Book Signing & Fundraiser with Brian Neil Hoff at Palm Springs Animal Shelter

December 13, 2014 from 1pm to 3pm
Dec 13


Blog Posts

1,677 Days at the Shelter: Patch

Meet Patch.  Today is the 1,677th day Patch has called the Palm Springs Animal Shelter home. He's one of our longest residing pets, arriving at our door as a puppy, he has lived at both the "old" and the "new" shelter. For 1,677 days he has been overlooked by potential adopters again and again. Is he super cute? Oh yeah. Is he perfect? Nope. Could he be? Yes, with the right family.

Patch is a bit on the territorial side and has no interest in sharing the house with other pets or children, which kind of sounds like a few people we know. He would do best in a home with plenty of space to run around and a family who will keep him on a balanced and enriching schedule like we do. Patch works with our dog trainer regularly, enjoys going for walks, playing in the yard and working out on the treadmill.  Patch has also worked with trainer Robert Cabral of Bound Angels.  You can watch the video here:

Can you imagine what it feels like to sleep in a warm, comfy bed and quiet home after 4 years of sleeping at the shelter? We're guessing it feels pretty amazing, and waking up to humans who love you and only you…well that must be out of this world! We want Patch to get his chance at a blissful new life. If you think you are the one for Patch, visit the shelter and talk with our trainer, Manuel Guerra, ABCDT, about Patch.  All we want for Patch is a solid, loving home.

photos: Alicia…


Posted by Friends of the PSAS on December 16, 2014 at 6:00am

Hearthrob + Rap Sheet = Perfect Guy

Kenny is a delicious, carmel colored, chunk of a pup who we just love to pieces.  He's been at our shelter for over 160 days so we've had time to watch his personality and dog-isms blossom like, his adorable dance move we call the “wiggle-butt-tilt” that he busts into when he knows it's time for a walk. He's got a foodie's palate for treats that will drive him to achieve crazy feats like the sit/shake command and he flaunts his fabulous, floppy, wind-catching ears so effortlessly, it gets us all goofily eyed. Got a lap? Kenny will get in it. He loves a car ride (imagine the ears!) and his favorite place to lounge is on the bed. So, yes. Sleeping in, afternoon naps and late night movies will be part of the schedule with Kenny.  
Kenny is simply irresistible. However, like most simply irresistible types, he's got a rap sheet. More accurately, he has bitten in the past and we need to make you aware of that before you two plan to ride off into the sunset. Let us explain.  We don't know what Kenny's life was like before he entered our shelter, but we've come to know that Kenny is a cautious guy and unsure of new people and places. During his stay we've learned that these five things must be understood and respected before he puts on the "wiggle-butt" for anyone. 
  1. Kenny needs personal space to get used to you and his new home.
  2. He does not like anyone to touch his tush. Seriously, the tush is off limits until further notice.
  3. Rowdy and not so rowdy kids are not his thing, no matter what.
  4. Loud yelling scares him, and is just mean. Big loud meanies…

Posted by Friends of the PSAS on December 14, 2014 at 8:00am

"A House is not a home without a pet" - unknown

Posted by Friends of the PSAS on December 13, 2014 at 9:00am

Adoption Fees are only $20 this month!

Our wish is for every shelter pet to find their home this holiday season and forever.  Help us give every Palm Springs Animal Shelter pet a Home For The Holidays and adopt.  Adoption fees are only $20 this month!  

Posted by Friends of the PSAS on December 10, 2014 at 1:04pm


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