Animal Samaritans

Events and Programs


Pet Adoptions at Anthropologie

Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Place: Anthropologie clothing on El Paseo, 73-595 El Paseo Blvd at The Gardens on El Paseo (facing the El Paseo Blvd.)

About: Come visit some of our small dogs available for adoption between 11am and 2pm.  You are also welcome to drop off unopened pet food for the dogs and cats at our shelter, and dog and cat toys too!


Pet Blessing

Time: 11am

Place: St. George's Greek Orthodox Church, 74-109 Larrea, Palm Desert 92260

About: Father Theodore Pantel will give a brief blessing of the animals ceremony for our beloved pets.  Please bring your dogs on a leash, and all other pets (cats, birds, lizards, rodents) in a pet carrier.

OCTOBER 10 - 31
Pumpkin Patch & Amusement Park

 3:30pm to 10:00pm

Place: Westfield Shoppingtown Mall parking lot (Hwy 111 & Monterey, Palm Desert)

About: Proceeds will benefit Animal Samaritans! Parents, bring the kids out for carvinal rides, giant slides, a fun house, snacks, games, prizes and a pumpkin patch too!

Yappy Hour

4pm - 6pm

Place: Rancho Las Palmas Resort, 41-000 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage

About: Yappy Hours return!  On the third Thursday of each month, Join Animal Samaritans on  patio of one of the Desert's most stunning outdoor venues. Bring your best friend with four legs on a leash and enjoy music pet games and fellowship with fellow dog owners. Two legged friends welcome as well!  Cost is $10 and includes two drinks from the mini-bar. Animal Samaritans receive $5, and all donations benefit Animal Samaritans.

OCTOBER 18 & 19
Pet Adoption Days at Chevrolet Cadillac of La Quinta

Time: 10am to 3pm (both Saturday & Sunday)

Place: 79225 Hwy. 111, La Quinta 

About: Enjoy visiting over 100 adoptable dogs & cats, raffle prizes & Chevy Camero drawing, live music from Big 106 FM & Jammin 99.5. For more information contact Dina: 760-541-8117

AnSams 2nd annual Rummage Sale

Time: 8am - 12pm

Place: Animal Samaritans No-Kill Animal Shelter, 72-307 Ramon Road, Thousand Palms

About: Bargains! Bargains! Bargains!  Rummage through our collection of donated goods and find great deals items you could use, items for fun, and items you never knew you wanted!  Bring cash. All proceeds will benefit Animal Samaritans no-kill animal shelter.  *Check back for information on what, how, and where to donate your items for the rummage sale.

14th annual Walk for the Animals

Time: 9am registration; 10am - 2pm event

Place: Palm Desert Civic Park, 73-510 Fred Waring Drive

About: Enjoy a Desert tradition!  The event includes a one mile dog walk around the park, pet vaccinations and microchipping, blessing of the animals, police K-9 demonstration, dog and puppy adoptions, pet costume contests, Frisbee dogs, raffle drawings, agility dogs, pet vendors, a kid’s fun booth, food and drink, and results from the “Kindness to Animals” student art contest.  The event proceeds benefit Animal Samaritans’ no-kill animal shelter and Humane Education program. All dogs must be on a leash or in a carrier.

Cost: Free and open to all.  Donations requested. Fundraising walk teams encouraged. To start or join a walk team visit