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September 2022

Donation Drive with Coldwell Banker

September 1 - September 30

Animal Samaritans' has teamed up with Coldwell Banker for their annual "Homes for Dogs" fundraiser. In addition to helping homeless dogs find homes, Coldwell Bankers' Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and Indian Wells/La Quinta locations are hosting a month-long Shelter Supply Drive! To help please drop off any of these needed supplies at one of the Coldwell Banker locations listed below. Donations can be dropped off now through September 30th. Supplies Needed: Dog Food: Kirkland Chicken & Rice (dry) Cat Food: Kirkland…

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October 2022

Blessing of the Animals

October 1 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 47535 CA-74
Palm Desert, CA 92260 United States
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Gardens to the Rescue Pet Adoption Event

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Gardens on El Paseo, 73545 El Paseo
Palm Desert, CA 92260 United States
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Join Animal Samaritans, along with other local shelters, at the "Gardens to the Rescue Pet Adoption Event" sponsored by the Bianca Rae Foundation on Sunday, October 2nd from 10am - 1pm. Lots of animals will be there looking for loving homes! Also enjoy entertainment and pet themed vendor booths.

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Blessing of the Animals

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Sacred Heart Church, 43775 Deep Canyon Rd
Palm Desert, CA 92260 United States
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BARKtober at The River

October 22 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

You and your dog are invited to Animal Samaritans’ 2nd Annual BARKtober at The River Rancho Mirage Pet Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest, Saturday, October 22nd from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. We'll have prizes, treats, and of course pets for adoption! All proceeds benefit Animal Samaritans' life-saving programs!

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Puppy Adoption Event

October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rancho Mirage Library, 71100 Highway 111
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 United States
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Family fun, kids activities, puppy adoptions!

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November 2022

Yappy Hour

November 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Margaritaville, 1600 N Indian Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Palm Springs Yappy Hour is BACK the Thursday, November 10th, and the 2nd Thursday every month, November - April. Enjoy an exciting evening with other animal lovers and their canine friends! Bring your dog and enjoy treats for your pet and hors d'oeuvres and wine for YOU! The event will be held on Margaritaville's spacious side lawn. $20 donations suggested. All guests enjoy wine, hor d'oeuvres, and entertainment! All proceeds benefit Animal Samaritans' life-saving programs.Dogs must be friendly and leashed at…

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December 2022

13th Annual Men of the Desert Fashion Show and Luncheon

December 4 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Dudes, dogs, and designer fashions to help the animals! Featuring our Desert's Handsome Hounds Co-chairs: Patrick Mundt and Lori Serfling Produced by: Susan Stein Style For sponsorship info please email

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To paraphrase Gandhi, you can tell a lot about a person from the way they care for animals. So what better place to meet other good people, than at an Animal Samaritans event?

From glamourous galas to casual yappy hours, check out our calendar for the perfect Animal Samaritans get-together for you.

Men have forgotten this truth, but must never forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"The Little Prince"







Financial Stewardship

We know you have many choices when it comes to how to invest your philanthropic dollars, and Animal Samaritans takes seriously the stewardship of your investment in us.

The Wise Giving Alliance of the Better Business Bureau recommends that nonprofits not spend more than 35 cents on the dollar of its budget on administration and fundraising.

At Animal Samaritans that number is, year over year, close to 10 cents on the dollar. That means the other 90 cents goes to our mission and our services.

That’s just one of the reasons that Animal Samaritans, for more than 4 decades, has been among Southern California’s most trusted animal welfare organizations.

pets. not profits

At our state-of-the-art veterinary clinics, we’re there to provide your animals with the highest quality care, not to make a profit.

Because of your support, we are expanding this mission to broader and more diverse communities.

12,000 Animals saved!

Our Adoption Alliance Rescue Program has saved the lives of more than 12,000 animals. And were just getting started. We work with the local shelters to place animals they do not have the resources or staff to handle.  Thanks to donations like yours, we do!