Day at Shelter

Closed to The Public Due to Corona Virus


At the direction of the City of Palm Springs, and in response to COVID-19 precautions, the Palm Springs Animal Shelter will close our doors to the public beginning Tuesday, March 17th. We are pleased that we will still be providing adoption opportunities and surrender and stray intake services by appointment, as well as limited microchipping and vaccine support, also by appointment. Please contact us Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun between 9AM and 5PM. The Shelter is closed on Tuesdays.

ADOPTION (760) 416-5718 x 3
STRAYS AND LOST PETS (760) 416-5718 x 4
SURRENDERING AN ANIMAL (760) 416-5718 x 5

Services and activities that were scheduled to happen within the timeframe of this temporary public closure will be suspended and rescheduled for later dates. Our commitment to providing comfort and care to our community’s animals is unwavering. We will continue to be a refuge for animals in need and pet owners in crisis. We thank you for standing by the shelter and animals in need as we find our way through these unprecedented times.

Please check our website, Facebook, and Instagram regularly to view our available animals, and for updates about Shelter hours, availability and other PSAS news.



Make the best of 2020 when you adopt! 

While our shelter is currently closed for walk-ins, and we are all staying closer to home, now is a great time to add a new pet to your household. We are scheduling appointments for adoption and some other shelter services. All of our pets are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Adoption fees are donations that result in us being able to provide compassionate care to all animals as the only municipal shelter operating under the No-Kill philosophy in Coachella Valley!

Meet Our Animals


Donations make all the difference

Every dollar you donate improves the more than 4,000 animals' lives we help each year. Your support goes to a variety of life-saving and life-improving programs, from medical needs that rehabilitate them,  programs like TLC that trains volunteers to socialize fearful dogs or TNR that helps spay/neuter and reduce overpopulation with cats. The benefits for our homeless pets are endless, and for our donors it's tax deductible and a wise investment in the betterment of our Palm Springs community. You're also supporting the only public shelter in Coachella Valley operating with the No-Kill philosophy and helping light a path for all our shelters to become No-Kill. Can you help us in our life-saving mission to help our animals? 




The neighborhood cats you see around Palm Springs are often homeless, sometimes abandoned by their previous owners. Many are offspring of these forgotten felines. While some are like our household companion cats, approachable and friendly, most have had little or no contact with humans and are fearful of people, and therefore cannot be adopted out as pets. Palm Springs is estimated to have over 4,000 homeless cats. You can help manage the homeless cat population by participating in our Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program. TNR is humane and effective. It ends reproduction, stabilizes and reduces feral cat populations, improves cats’ lives, and reduces our annual intake of kittens at our shelter. The alternative method, removing cats from a neighborhood by killing them, is not only cruel—it is illegal — and it doesn’t work.

Learn more about TNR


Palm Springs Animal Shelter is the only public shelter in the Coachella Valley operating under the no-kill philosophy. We are managed and operated by Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter a 501(c)(3) organization (TAX ID 33-0731853) dedicated to responsible pet stewardship and the humane treatment of animals. We depend on our community to adopt, foster, volunteer, donate, and most of all, to believe that together, we can save lives.

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Please help our animals with a monetary donation or bringing canned cat or dog food to the Palm Springs Animal Shelter. We greatly appreciate any and all donations! 

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 2019 Christmas Eve &    New Year's Eve


4575 E Mesquite Ave,

Palm Springs, CA 92264

Phone. (760) 416-5718









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