Animal Samaritans

Events and Programs



August 1 - 31

Adopt a Kit-teen Month

Time: Monday - Saturday, 9am - 4:30pm

Place: Animal Samaritans' Animal Shelter/Adoption Center, 72307 Ramon Road, Thousand Palms, 92276

About: August is Adopt a Kit-teen Month at Animal Samaritans.  Adopt a teenaged kitten (a kit-teen) for just $19. A Kit-teen is a teenaged kitten 4 to 12 months old.  

August 1 - 31

Lady Golf Visor Special 

Time: Regular business hours 

Place: Lady Golf 73608 Hwy. 111, ste #1, Palm Desert

About: Lady Golf supports Animal Samaritans by donating $5.00 to Animal Samaritans from each Doggie or Cat paw visor sold at or in-store. Print our webpage or enter ANSAMS in the comments or promo code section online, or call 760-773-4949 to order and mention Animal Samaritans.   These colorful, upscale visors use only Swarovski Austrian Crystals for the paw designs. 

Visit online at

Cost: Visors are $45.00


August 19

Pet Foster Orientation Class

Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Place: AnSams no-kill animal shelter/adoption center, 72307 Ramon Road, Thousand Palms, CA 92276

About: You love dogs and cats, so why not help save one in need? Become a pet foster volunteer and foster a shelter dog, cat, puppy, or kitten who needs human contact. It's easier than you think. We will match you with an animal that fits your schedule and comfort level. Come with questions to the orientation and we will answer them!  There is no charge to attend. Please contact Leslie at 760-396-7313 to RSVP. 

August 22

Ecore Fitness Free Community Moves Me Class - Cardiovascular Conditioning 

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Place: Ecore Fitness, 285 South Palm Canyon Drive, Ste D6, Palm Springs (Across from The Alley Gift Store)

About: Learn what it means to condition your cardiovascular system! Enjoy this FREE introduction to Cardiovascular Conditioning. You'll move, you'll breath, you'll sweat. While the class is free, donations are encouraged. Donations to the course will benefits Animal Samaritans!  Email info@ecorefitness or call 760-333-0827 for more information.

September 18

Rockin' Golf 

Time: 7am check in; 8am Shotgun Start

Place: Palm Valley Country Club (39205 Palm Valley Drive, Palm Desert)

About: Desert Resort Management and Associa Cares are Rockin' Golf!  Gather a foursome to play a round of golf, enjoy food and fun.  Activities will include golf contests, raffle prizes and a spectacular grand prize. A portion of the proceeds will go to Animal Samaritans and Shelter from the Storm.

Cost: $500 for a foursome. Includes 18 holes of golf, breakfast, lunch, and two mulligans per player.  

Register: Call 760-346-1161 or 


January 15 & 16, 2016

Pause for a Cause (and the cause has paws)

Time: 10am - 5pm

Place: TBD

About: Award-winning photographer Stacy Jacobs presents "Pause for a Cause" to benefit Animal Samaritans. Recieve a complimentary 15 minute portrait session and a free 5 x 7 print of your pet (dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, etc) in exchange for donating one or more bags of Kirkland dry dog food (Kirkland Adult Dog, Chicken) or a 12-case of wet canned cat food (Friskies) for Animal Samaritans shelter animals. Monetary donations also accepted.  Sessions are by appointment only.

Contact: Sessions are by appointment only.  Call 760-678-5859 to make an appointment.  Visit Stacy Jacobs Photography at

March 12, 2016

Superheroes 5K Run / 1K Walk for the Animals 

Time: TBD

Place: Rancho Mirage Community Park (formerly Whitewater Park) 71-560 San Jacinto Drive, Rancho Mirage

About: Join Animal Samaritans’ Superhero 5K Run / 1K Walk for the Animals on March 12, 2016 at the Rancho Mirage Community Park. This year we are adding the Superhero element to the event as all individuals involved in animal rescue, adoptions and welfare are superheroes. The event will feature a 5K Run, 1K Walk and a 200 meter “Hero in Training Dash” for the children ages 10 and under. Each entry will receive a superhero cape to wear during the event OR feel free to come dressed as your favorite Superhero! Following the run, there will be a Kids Korner featuring arts and crafts, and kids activities along with a petting zoo. There will be a superhero costume contest, an animal blessing, working dog activities, raffles, live music, food vendors and an opportunity to meet some adoptable animals from local shelters and rescue groups. Animal Samaritans will also hold a microchip and vaccination clinic.

Cost: 5K Runners TBD; 1K Walkers & General Guests TBD

Contact: Kim Laidlaw 760-601-3754