The Adoption Process.
Browse our available pets online, visit them in person at the Palm Springs Animal Shelter, or meet them at a mobile event
Fill out an adoption application. Click here to download our pre-adoption form.
Meet with an Adoption Counselor and spend time with the pet. Love at first sight is understandable, and is usually the real thing. However, we want to make sure you and the pet you’ve fallen in love with are a match that will last forever. Our Adoption Counselors are trained to help you make the best decision on what pet is right for your lifestyle.
Complete the Adoption. This is it, the home stretch! When you and your Adoption Counselor decide on a great match, you’ll have time to ask questions, get training tips, and talk about how to make the transition from shelter to your home successful.
If for any reason your new pet adoption doesn’t work out as planned, you need to return your pet to the Palm Springs Animal Shelter.
All adoption fees collected assist in the daily care and ongoing needs of our animals. All Adoption Fees include: Spay/Neuter, Microchip, Current Vaccinations, Free Vet Visit, One Month Free Pet Insurance.
Senior Dogs over age 6: $40
Senior Cats over age 6: $30
Animal Welfare Partner Fee:
Independent 501c3 request fee:
We reserve the right to hold special animal adoption promotions wherein prices may be reduced or waived altogether. These promotional campaigns will be advertised to the general public and honored during the promotional dates only. Following special adoption campaigns, adoption pricing will revert to original pricing until further notice.