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Dog Samaritans Program on

  Rancho Mirage, CA— Westin Mission Hills — Across the country in Southern California, the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage runs a similar foster program called the Dog Samaritans Adoption Project in partnership with the nonprofit Animal...

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Hurricane Harvey Dogs Flood the Desert

Thousand Palms, CA – September 19, 2017: Animal Samaritans will soon house 6 homeless dogs from the Houston area that were uprooted from their shelters in late August. Animal Samaritans joins the Humane Society of the Desert, Palm Springs Animal Shelter and The Bianca...

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Animal Samaritans

Animal Samaritans was founded in 1978, and is a leading 501(c)(3) no-kill animal shelter, full-service veterinary clinic, and comprehensive outreach animal welfare organization committed to “Improving the Lives of Animals and People.” Animal Samaritans relies on foundation grants and the generosity of individual and corporate donors to protect and save abused and abandoned animals; educate students and the public about the importance of humane treatment of animals through our Humane Education Program; provide Animal Assisted Therapy to patients in hospitals, residents in assisted living facilities and nursing homes, as well as the disabled; offer financial assistance programs for pet owners on a limited income, discounts to our active and retired military, and low-cost high-quality veterinary care for all pet owners.
Animal Samaritans
Animal Samaritans
Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Eva Fischer!

Eva began volunteering with Animal Samaritans in 2006. Eva is a true Foster Hero! She has fostered more than 80 pets in need! Fostering is an extremely important part of animal rescue as it provides a safe, loving home for animals in need when shelters become crowded. Fostering also helps shelter pets who are too frightened in noisy shelters. This way they have a chance to thrive in a loving home while they patiently wait for their forever homes. Each foster saves not one but two pets! They save the pet that they have in their home and it opens up much needed space for another pet in need.

Eva says she fosters because she is "passionate about animals" and because she supports Animal Samaritans mission of "giving those dogs a second chance." Eva also says she "feels very blessed and honored to be part of the dogs healing journey."

Thank you Eva for your kindness, compassion and dedication! YOU are an inspiration to us all!
Animal Samaritans
Animal Samaritans
Interested in training your dog to avoid rattlesnakes? The staff at Natural Solutions are experienced dog trainers, animal behaviorists, and naturalists. They will be at Animal Samaritans Thousand Palms Clinic on Sunday February 23rd holding rattlesnake aversion trainings for dogs. Contact for more information or if you would like to book an appointment!
Animal Samaritans
Animal Samaritans
Hi everyone its me Peggy in my new pink sweater. This is my new daddy and my new brother.
Animal Samaritans
Animal Samaritans
Hans here and this is my new big brother and my new mommy.
Animal Samaritans
Animal Samaritans
We want to give a huge thanks to @milliedogusa! They are currently at the Sand Storm Lacrosse Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds and are taking donations for Animal Samaritans! Keep an eye out for their table if you happen to stop by 🐶 🐱
Animal Samaritans
Animal Samaritans
Pepper and Chopper find their forever home together.

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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!