About Our Adoptable Animals 

Every animal available for adoption has been provided a full medical examination and behavioral assessment. Our adoption fees include spaying/neutering, vaccinations, microchip, a certificate for a free veterinary exam, a discount on pet insurance, and a discount at our shelter shop.

The Adoption Process

View our available pets online or visit them in person at the Palm Springs Animal Shelter.

Once you complete your adoption application, you will meet with an adoption specialist and spend time with the pet of your choice. Our adoption specialists will provide you with the pet’s details and lifestyle recommendations. We can also help you determine which of our pets would be a good match for you and your family.


Complete the Adoption

This is it, the home stretch! Once you’ve decided on your perfect 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.

Adoption Return Policy

If for any reason your adoption doesn’t work out as planned, we encourage you to return your pet to the Palm Springs Animal Shelter. We understand these are hard decisions and we welcome the opportunity to find a different home for your pet if it is not a perfect match for you.

Adoption Fees

All adoption fees collected assist in the daily care and ongoing needs of our animals. Fees include: spay/neuter surgery, microchip, vaccinations, complimentary vet visit, and discount on pet insurance.

                                                                         Cats         Dogs    Other Species 

Young Pets (Under 6 Mo Cats / 1 Yr Dogs)     $75         $140            $35

Adult Pets                                                          $60          $100           $35

Senior Pets (Over 6 Yrs)                                   $40           $50             $35

We reserve the right to hold special animal adoption promotions wherein prices may be reduced or waived altogether.

Adoption Policies

Must be at least 18 years old to adopt a pet

Must provide valid photo ID

Residents of Palm Springs must purchase a dog license with a dog adoption

PSAS reserves the right to refuse an adoption for any reason

Working Cats Program

Our Working Cats Program has been designed to allow less socialized cats to barter their rodent catching skills for room and board under the supervision of an understanding care giver on ranches, farms, wineries, agricultural operations, warehouses of all types as well as neighborhood backyards. For more information on adopting a Working Cat – please contact the shelter.

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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