Coachella Valley Community Resources

There are many resources for adoptable pets, veterinarian care, animal rescues, and no-kill shelters here in the desert. Below are just a few services that we are familiar and would like to share with you.


No Kill Shelters & Rescues

Orphan pet oasis
humane society of the desert

"The Humane Society of the Desert began with a simple concept; help those who cannot help themselves. For thousands of neglected, abandoned, and abused animals, this concept evolved - it became their second chance in life. Presently, the Humane Society of the Desert is Southern California's largest no-kill animal sanctuary. Its humble beginnings are far removed from its present status -- Southern California's largest no-kill animal sanctuary.


kittyland, Cat & Kitten rescue

Kittyland is a volunteer based, non-profit, 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing abandoned and neglected cats. We are sanctuary where kittens and cats are nurtured with compassion in a safe environment, and where senior, disabled and unwanted cats are valued and can live out their lives in dignity and peace. Your donations keep us going and make the difference.


Animal samaritans 

Animal Samaritans is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit animal welfare organization committed to eliminating the euthanasia of adoptable animals. Programs and services in place to save the lives of healthy and treatable animals include prevention through humane education; low cost spay and neuter; low-cost vaccinations; microchipping; shelter and care; and adoptions to lifelong homes. We also offer free services that enhance the bond between people and animals, such as a volunteer-based animal assisted therapy program for hospitals, health care, special needs facilities, and Juvenile Hall. Animal Samaritans, founded in 1978, is the Coachella Valley’s lead animal welfare organization. 


Palm Springs Animal Shelter

Palm Springs Animal Shelter is the only public shelter in the Coachella Valley operating under the no-kill philosophy. We are managed and operated by Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter a 501(c)(3) organization (TAX ID 33-0731853) dedicated to responsible pet stewardship and the humane treatment on animals. We depend on our community to adopt, foster, volunteer, donate, and most of all, to believe that together, we can save lives.

Veterinarian Recommendations

VCA Valley Animal Medical Center Emergency Hospital

46920 Jefferson Street, Indio, CA, 92201 • 760-342-4711
OPEN 24 hours

At VCA Valley Animal Medical Center & Emergency Hospital, we've helped pets live longer and healthier lives since 2010. We deliver the best medical care for pets and the best experience for pet owners.

Located in Indio and serving the greater Coachella Valley, including Banning and Yuma, Arizona, our veterinarians, technicians and other pet-friendly support staff are trained to the highest standards. Dentistry, surgery, internal medicine, endoscopy and ultrasound are some of the many areas of care we offer. 

Boarding & Day Care

The Grand Paw

A Luxury Full-Service Pet Resort – Designed by Dog Lovers

Since it opened in 2003, The Grand Paw has been voted Coachella Valley’s #1 Pet Resort by readers of the Desert Sun and Palm Springs Life. Located on 2½ acres in a pastoral community bordering La Quinta and Indio, The Grand Paw Resort & Spa offers tropical play yards, climate controlled indoor playrooms, a full-sized swimming pool, and a wide range of superb quality pet services, including:

  • Luxury Boarding Services
  • Doggie Day Camp Services
  • Professional Training Services
  • Expert Grooming and Bathing Services
  • An upscale Boutique with trendy fashions and the newest pet products

For pet parents who just need day care for their canine companions, our Palm Springs Day Care also offers Doggie Daycamp in an indoor climate-controlled play space, with supervised Social Clubs organized by dogs’ size and temperament.