Animal Samaritans

Events and Programs

Join the Miramonte in the creation of their Gingerbread Village.  
A portion of every lot sold will be donated to Animal Samaritans. There is a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for the Best Gingerbread House.


HOW TO ENTER - Participants can enter by completing the form below.
Please use a separate form for each entry. Entry forms and payment can be sent to 45000 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, California 92210, attention Human Resources. Make checks payable to Miramonte Resort & Spa.

For more information, please call the Miramonte Holiday Hotline at 760.341.2200.

A Gift of Love III Concert Series

December 8, 9,11, 12, and 13   

Barry recently announced that he will contribute five more holiday concerts to raise funds for more than 30 charities in the Coachella Valley. Barry’s 2009 and 2012 concerts raised over $1 million, and he hopes to raise another $500,000 with the 2015 concerts.

Scheduled to take place at Palm Desert’s McCallum Theatre, Manilow’s A Gift of Love III concerts will feature his hit songs and holiday favorites. Concerts are scheduled forDecember 8 and 9, and again on December 11, 12 and 13.

You can support Animal Samaritans by purchasing VIP Premium tickets. These tickets will go on sale exclusively online at  General admission tickets are available at the McCallum Theatre Box office or on line at


Thursday, December 17 - December Yappy Hour!


Time: 4pm - 6pm

Place: Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort, 41-000 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage (across from The River Mall) 

About:  Bring your pooch on a leash and mingle (and jingle) this December Yappy Hour on the patio of the beautiful Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa.  Dress your dog in a holiday sweater or outfit cheer, and be rewarded with a prize for the most inspired holiday pet attire. Just $10 includes two drinks.  Half of all proceeds will benefit Animal Samaritans.  

Contact: Elke 760-601-3755  


Saturday, December 19 - Paws n' Claus at the Gardens on El Paseo

10:00am - 1:00pm 

Photograph your canine pal with Santa Claus, and enjoy fun pet activities and treats for you and your dog. The cost is a $15 donation for a photo of your dog with Santa Claus.  This event benefits Animal Samaritans


January 15 & 16, 2016- Paws for a Cause! 

Time:   10am - 5pm

Place:  41750 Rancho Las Palmas Drive, Building O, Suite 1, Rancho Mirage, CA  

About: Award-winning photographer Stacy Jacobs of Stacy Jacobs Photography Studio 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 Studio at

March 12, 2016-  Superhero 5K Run / Walk for the Animals 

Time:  8:00am- 1pm  

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 or 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 $35.00 in advance $40.00 day of the event;Hero in Training Dash for children 10 and under $5.00 to participate.  Entry to the park (without participating in the 5K or Training Dash is $5.00.  Children 12 and under are free.

Sponsors and More Information:  There are plenty of sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kim at or at  7