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By Jerry Braun, July 2022

Resources for Pets and Pet Parents in Palm Springs and Greater Palm Springs

As all pet lovers know, “pet owners” are really the ones “owned” by our pets. We love our furry friends and always want to provide them with the best care and all the fun experiences we can. With this in mind, we have compiled a list of some places to go, things to do, and resources to help you take good care of your pets in the greater Coachella Valley area, Including pet-friendly restaurants, dog parks, adoption services, and veterinaries.

Pet-Friendly Restaurants: Take them to dinner!

Boozehounds (website)
Features a dog-friendly open air atrium lounge and cabana bar & patio as well as an inviting indoor bar and contemporary dining room. “Together with our brand developer Jenna Murray of Spilled Milk Creative, and our interior designer and creative director Jenni-Kate Rogers of Raven and the Willow, we created a contemporary, multifaceted space where people can socialize with their pups.”
Address: 2080 N Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone: (760) 656-0067

Eight4Nine (website)
Offers a fun atmosphere on a beautiful and spacious outdoor patio that allows you to bring your furry friends along to enjoy the experience.
Address: 849 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone: (760) 325-8490

El Mirasol North (website)
Both locations serve hot plates of artfully prepared Mexican regional cuisine and tangy flavorful margaritas in Palm Springs. Both restaurants have pet-friendly, outdoor patios.
At Los Arboles Hotel, 266 E. Vía Altamira, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone: (760) 323-0721

El Mirasol South (website)
Both locations serve hot plates of artfully prepared Mexican regional cuisine and tangy flavorful margaritas in Palm Springs. Both restaurants have pet-friendly, outdoor patios.
140 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92264
Phone: (760) 323-0721

Gigi’s (website)
A desert-inspired, Modern American restaurant, serving creative farm-to-table fare with a commitment to the freshest locally sourced ingredients with a beautiful, outdoor area that is pet friendly.
Address: 333 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92264
Phone: (760) 980-7000

1501 GastroPub (website)
Offers a range of seasonal freshly prepared food and a comprehensive drinks selection with a beautiful outdoor patio area for Fifi.
Address: 1501 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone: (760) 320-1501

Dog-friendly Parks: Keep them in shape!

Dog Parks in Palm Springs

Civic Center Dog Park in Palm Desert
“Great equipment and facilities for dogs and owners alike.”
Address: 43900 San Pablo Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone: (760) 568-9697
Hours:  10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Daily

David H. Ready Palm Springs Dog Park
“Nice place for dogs and humans”
Address: 222 N. Civic Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone: (760) 323-8253
Hours:  6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Daily

Panorama Park Dog Park
“This dog park is a winner… clean benches, lovely grass surrounded by a well maintained DG border, shade trees, and separate areas for large and small dogs.”
Address: Panorama Park, 28905 Avenida Maravilla, Cathedral City, CA 92234
Phone: 760-770-0390
Hours: NA

Pioneer Dog Park
“Nice place for a dog park.”
Address: 78695 Miles Ave., La Quinta, CA 92253
Hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Daily

Rancho Mirage Dog Park
“Wonderful place for dogs!”
Address: 34100 Key Largo Ave, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Hours: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Daily

Ruth Hardy Park
This on-leash only, 22-acre park features tennis, basketball & sand volleyball courts, plus picnic tables and grills.
Address: 700 Tamarisk Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone: (760) 323-8272
Hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Daily

Seasons Dog Park
“Good place, my dog enjoys it”
Dog park in La Quinta, California
Address: 78296 Cloud View Way, La Quinta, CA 92253
Hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Daily

Pet Adoption Services: Find another love!

Palm Springs Animal Shelter

Animal Samaritans SPCA
(website)
No-kill shelter that believes in believes in the power of human-animal connections.
“Improving the Lives of Animals and People.”
Address: 72307 Ramon Road, Thousand Palms, CA 92276
Phone: 760-343-3477

California Paws Rescue (website)
We provide a safe, secure, and loving place for abandoned pets to recuperate, socialize, and get the medical care they need to recover and be ready to join a new home and family.
Address: 73650 Dinah Shore Dr., Palm Desert, CA 92211
Phone: 760-656-3833

Humane Society of the Desert (website)
“Great place to adopt a pet.  They are very helpful and take great care of the animals.”
Address: 17825 Indian Ave., North Palm Springs, CA 92258
Phone: 760-329-0203


Loving All Animals (website)
Connecting people with pets. We accept animals from the public and government and private facilities.
“Wonderful place to volunteer and get your next pet!”
Address: 83496 51st Ave, Coachella, CA 92236
Phone: 760-834-7000

Palm Springs Animal Shelter (website)
“We found the love of our life here. Staff was lovely and kind, made the adoption process super easy. Our dog came already microchipped, vaccinated, and spayed.”
Address: 4575 E. Mesquite Ave., Palm Springs, CA 92264
Phone: 760-416-5718

Veterinary Services: Keep them healthy!

Animal Hospital of the Desert (website)
Loving and Compassionate Veterinarian Care.
“Very caring and kind to my pet.”
Address: Palm Desert, CA
Phone: 760-568-5151
Hours: Monday through Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sunday: closed

Animal Samaritans (website)
“Affordable services to keep my pets shots up to date and healthy.” (Non-profit organization.)
Address: Indio Clinic (In Indio Towne Center) 42150 B Jackson Street, Ste. 106, Indio, CA 92203
Thousand Palms Clinic: 72120 Pet Land Place, Thousand Palms, CA 92276
Phone: 760-343-3477
Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Banfield Pet Hospital (website)
Veterinarian services located in the PetSmart Palm Desert location.
“They really love providing care for my pets.”
Address: 34900 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92211
Phone: 760-202-1837
Hours: Monday through Saturday: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. except Thursdays: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Carter Animal Hospital (website)
“I trust them to take excellent care of my pet.”
Address: 36701 Date Palm Drive, Cathedral City, CA 92234
Phone: 760-324-8811
Hours: Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Closed from 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Palm Springs Animal Hospital (website)
With a tradition of practice excellence and a kind, caring and compassionate staff, we look forward to caring for your furry family members.
“I would not trust my pets with anyone else but the team at Palm Springs Animal Hospital.”
Address: 4771 E. Palm Canyon Dr. Suite E, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Phone:  760-671-3493
Hours: Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

VCA Animal Hospital – Palm Springs (website)
“We are committed to caring for your pet – while maintaining the highest level of safety for our associates and pet owners. We thank you for your continued patience and support.”
Address: 4299 E. Ramon Road, Palm Springs, CA, 92264
Phone:  760-778-9999
Hours: Monday-Friday: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Special Editor’s note:

Our favorite veterinarian, Dr. Phil Caldwell, Urgent Care Medical Director at VCA Animal Hospital in Palm Springs, has written a book about his experiences in veterinarian medicine. It’s entitled The Pet Doctor’s Shoes: True Tales from the Trenches of Veterinary Medicine (link to Amazon).
The Pet Doctor's Shoes - book cover

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