About Us

The Palm Springs Animal Shelter is an open admissions shelter serving the citizens of Palm Springs. The shelter operates under a progressive, humane philosophy, creating a sustainable model though programming, partnerships and a supportive city and dedicated community. 

We’ve come a long way since November 1, 2012 when the City of Palm Springs contracted with Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter to manage day-to-day operations of its new state-of-the-art animal shelter. Innovative new programs have been developed to help lost and stray pets, medical treatments have been brought in-house (resulting in a substantial cost savings to care for our shelter pets) and our Pet Food Bank is helping home-bound seniors and those suffering from debilitating illness or injury keep their pets at home by furnishing food and supplies delivered directly to them through partnerships with other local charities. All of this is in addition to our commitment that no animal will be euthanized unless he or she is severely ill or injured.

Our life-saving programs extend beyond Palm Springs, into other communities in the Coachella Valley. Through our Fix a Friend low-cost/no cost program, we are working diligently to make sure all pets are spayed or neutered, helping to reduce the numbers of homeless pets in our community. Our Trap Neuter Release  team is working to reduce and manage the community cat population in our city. We are offering weekly low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics at our shelter, as well as resources to help residents care for their furry family members. With your help, together, we are making a difference in the lives of animals in our community.

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


Adoption.  adoption@psanimalshelter.org

Donate. donate@psanimalshelter.org

Foster.  foster@psanimalshelter.org

Intake.  intake@psanimalshelter.org

Licensing.  licensing@psanimalshelter.org

TNR.  tnr@psanimalshelter.org

Other.  info@psanimalshelter.org

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