Ambush Thank You at Brien O'brien

When schedules couldn’t quite coordinate, we decided to do something a little different to thank Brien O’Brien Salon and his staff or their continuous support of the shelter. We showed up with cupcakes, balloons and gratitude, something we call an “Ambush Thank You.”

Brien O’Brien Salon has been a long time supporter of the animal shelter, hosting several fundraising parties at the salon to help bring attention to our mission and to encourage other animal lovers in the community to give.

Friends Vice President Tamara Hedges shared, “We had to think outside the box. Brien is a very busy guy, and he and his staff are so supportive of us. We didn’t want their most recent contribution to go unnoticed. We installed a Brien O’Brien kennel blade sign in our adoption garden, but schedules could never align for an official unveiling so, we brought the gratitude to them.”

The Palm Springs Animal Shelter provides a safe haven to approximately 4000 animals each year, administering the highest quality medical care, and daily exercise and enrichment for the animals in addition to providing rehabilitative services to dogs who would be euthanized at other open admissions shelters. “Operating a humane and compassionate public shelter is a huge challenge”, Hedges adds, “but it is the right thing to do. We rely on community support to continue our lifesaving work. Gifts like Brien O’Brien’s really make a difference.”


If you would like more information about how your company can support the Palm Springs Animal Shelter, contact Alicia Bailey at

Donations can always be made in person at the shelter located at 4575 East Mesquite Ave., Palm Springs or online at

And don't forget to visit the awesome team at Brien O'brien Salon located at 515 North Palm Canyon Dr. in Palm Springs!

Hours of Operation:

Monday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday: Closed to the Public

Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's Day

Closed at 2 p.m. on Christmas & New Year's Eve


4575 E Mesquite Ave,

Palm Springs, CA 92264

Phone. (760) 416-5718


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