Policies & Fees

Our Policies & Fees

Pre-Adoption Policy

Every animal available for adoption has been fully examined by our medical staff and treated for any medical issues that are discovered. In addition, every animal is spayed/neutered, microchipped and vaccinated.  

Dogs are assessed by our dog trainer who can answer any questions you may have about training, current temperament or other new pet concerns you may have. 

All pets adopted from Palm Springs Animal Shelter will not be released until they are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and current on vaccinations.

Adoption Process

Fill out a pre-adoption form in our Adoption Center.

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 excellent matchmakers and 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.

Adoption Guarantee:

If for any reason your new pet adoption doesn’t work out as planned, we are here for you. If we cannot help you find a solution for what ever challenge you have come upon, we will take the pet back.

Adoption Fees

All adoption fees collected assist in the daily care and ongoing needs of our animals. Every Adoption Fee includes: spay/neuter, microchip, current vaccinations, full medical exam, free follow up vet visit, discount on pet insurance and other perks from our community partners.

Dogs: $85  (Puppies $125)

Senior Dogs over age 6: $45

Cats: $50 (Kittens $65)

Senior Cats over age 6: $35

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.

Intake Policy

The Palm Springs Animal Shelter is an open admissions public shelter serving the city of Palm Springs. We take in all displaced animals throughout the city.

Euthanasia Policy: The Palm Springs Animal Shelter does not euthanize animals for space or length of stay.

Menu Policy

Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter has an animal friendly menu policy. More about our animal friendly policy can be found here.


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Other Web Sites

Our Site contains links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another Web site for which FPSAS has no responsibility.

We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.

FPSAS does not sell, share, rent, or trade our mailing or contributor lists. The only way that your email address could ever be used for a purpose other than what you intended is if you choose to opt-in to a service by providing your explicit consent.

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, you can contact:

Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter
4575 East Mesquite Ave.
Palm Springs, CA 92264
You can also send an email to: info@psanimalshelter.org

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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