Gay Desert Hot Springs

Animal Samaritans – Improving the Lives of Animals and People

Posted on October 22, 2022

Animal Samaritans

What We Do

Animal Samaritans believes in the healing power of animal-human connections and views all living creatures with compassion and respect, with a primary focus on dogs, cats, and the people who love them.

Our no-kill shelter is a refuge for at-risk, adoptable dogs and cats. We house, feed & water, socialize, and provide medical care for these animals until we match them with their new humans and new forever homes. Adopt one today!

We provide quality, affordable full-service standard veterinary care from our medical facilities in Indio and Thousand Palms. We offer financial aid for qualifying low-income pet owners.

We provide state-accredited, grade-appropriate humane education to all our Desert schools, at no cost to students or schools.

Our Animal Companion Therapy program utilizes the healing power of animal-human connection and provides free animal visits to residents of area nursing homes and assisted living facilities, special needs facilities, and area hospitals.

Help Save a Life

Animal Samaritans staff saves cats & dogs at shelters where they face imminent euthanasia. With just 33 dollars you can help us save one today!

Make a Donation

Adopt & Foster

Animal Samaritans has saved more than 15,000 animals through our rescue program. Browse our shelter to find your furry new friend today.

Adopt a Pet


Thousand Palms Clinic:

72120 Pet Land Place
Thousand Palms, CA 92276

Hours of Operations:

Monday – Sunday
8:00AM – 5:00PM

Indio Clinic:

42150 B Jackson Street, STE 106
Indio, CA 92203

Hours of Operations:

Monday – Sunday
8:00AM – 5:00PM

No-Kill Animal Shelter:

72307 Ramon Rd
Thousand Palms, CA 92276

Hours of Operations:

Monday – Saturday
10:00AM – 12:00PM; 1:00PM – 4:30PM

Contact Info:

(760) 343-3477

Federal ID: 95-3171867