Pet Adoption


PET ADOPTION PROGRAM – Animal Samaritans maintains a licensed no-kill animal shelter that houses adoptable animals until a responsible home can be found for them. We house cats, kittens, small to medium-sized dogs, and puppies. This shelter is located at 72-307 Ramon Road in Thousand Palms, and is open Monday- Saturday from 10:00am to 12:00pm & 1:00pm to 6:00pm (CLOSED FOR LUNCH 12pm to 1pm).  Before adopting out a pet, we spay/neuter, microchip, and provide necessary medical examinations and vaccinations for every animal.

Through our Adoption Alliance program, we also help rescue and adopt out homeless dogs and cats at The Coachella Valley City/County Animal Shelter, aka “The Pound,” located at the Animal Campus next door to our Animal Samaritans’ Veterinary Clinic.

All cats and dogs are spayed or neutered before they are adopted. Additionally, they are provided necessary medical attention, testing, evaluation and vaccinations.

Adoption Fees at Animal Samaritans are as follows:

•Dogs: range from $125 – $400     •Cats & Kittens: $85

Adoption Counselors are available to help you with your pet-related questions! If you would like to help support our shelter operation, please donate.


Westin and AnSams

Animal Samaritans and the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa Dog Adoption project launched in May of 2015. The Resort is assisting us in finding permanent, loving homes for our rescue dogs. The Westin has a dedicated team of associates, called “Westin Dog Samaritans” to care for one hosted dog at a time while they are temporarily residing at the property until they find their forever home. Visitors can meet the canine in the lobby of the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa during the day.

We are proud of the partnership that we have formed together to Improve the Lives of Animals and People.


Please note that we make every effort to keep this website up-to-date however, the animal you may be interested in may have already been adopted. Animal Samaritans cannot adopt out any animal that has not been spayed/neutered. Likewise there may be medical reasons that exclude a pet from immediate adoption.

For information about adoptions, please call the Adoption Counselor at 760-343-3477.