Animal Samaritans

Events and Programs


Men of the Desert Fashion Show

6th annual Men of the Desert Fashion Show

Time: 11:00am - 1:30pm

Place: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Rancho Mirage

About: Please join us for our annual men’s fashion show featuring selected Handsome Hounds as our clothing models in fashions by Don Vincent, Mr. Turk, and Wil Stiles Clothing.  The event begins with a champagne reception, vendors, silent auction, plated luncheon, live musical performance by CBSTV2 meteorologist Patrick Evans and Bill Marx. Our Master of Ceremonies and Fashion Show Director is Susan Stein,  Fashion Editor of Palm Springs Life Magazine and Creative Director of Fashion Week El Paseo.

Do you know our Handsome Hounds? They include: This year’s handsome hounds include: Brady Sandahl from Sotheby's International Realty; real estate developer and attorney Doug Jones; Peter Gueracague, an actor and model who recently joined the cast of the History Channel’s TV series “The Vikings;” Dr. Mark Sofonio; Michael Mathews, Community Relations and Event Director from Palm Springs Life Magazine; Robert Downing of Robert & Tracy Real Estate Group; Patrick Evans, CBS TV2 Meteorologist; Cortland Knudson and Ken Waski from Renova Solar; Mark Miller, American Airlines; Bill  "the Bulldog" Feingold from KNEWS; Sean Bergara, Owner of Ecore Fitness; Brian Myers, MD, from the Live Well Clinic; Doug Watson, GM of the Ritz Carlton Resort; Joey Francis an actor, model and musician featured on TV’s “The Bold and The Beautiful;” and Jim Casey, President of Integrated Wealth Management. 

This event has Sold Out.  We hope to see you next year.


Pet Foster Orientation Meeting

Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Place: Animal Samaritans Adoption Center / no-kill shelter 72-307 Ramon Road, Thousand Palms

About: We've already seen the year's first liters of unwanted, abandoned kittens, and we know more will be coming.  Can you help save the lives of at-risk kittens, cats, puppies, and dogs? Become a pet foster parent!  Find out how you can be part of this rewarding program at our pet fostering orientation class. We'll review the basics: time commitment, bottle feeding, what to do if an animal won't eat, has loose bowel movements, appears sick, animal weigh-ins, first adoption rights for pet fosters, etc. Contact Leslie 760.396.7313


Coffee House Pet Adoptions

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Place: Sip Coffee House (formerly known as It's a Grind), 44-100 Jefferson Street, Indio

About: Stop by for a cup of Joe and spend time with an adoptable dog.  Animal Samaritans will be there with some small and medium sized dogs in search of their forever homes. Contact Leslie 760.396.7313