Dog-friendly Palm Springs

Greater Palm Springs

If your vision of a California desert vacation includes blue sky, purple mountains, turquoise pools, nodding palm trees and dog-friendly things to do and places to see, you’ve come to the right place. Greater Palm Springs caters to everyone from Hollywood celebrities, snowbirds, avowed desert rats—all demographics that include a lot of DogTrekkers.


Check out more of our favorite dog-friendly spots from our friends at Greater Palm Springs.
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Soak up Spring in Greater Palm Springs

Soak up spring.
Soak up spring.

Spring is officially here, and there’s no better time to plan a getaway to Greater Palm Springs. This Southern California oasis offers a blissful, sun-kissed escape, and you’ll find plenty of opportunities to get outside, enjoy the fresh air, and soak up some rays with your furry friend in tow. more »

For the Love of Dogs

Palm Springs VillageFest / Photo: Jordan Hancock
Palm Springs VillageFest / Photo: Jordan Hancock

Dogs of all breeds and sizes can pack in plenty of playtime in Greater Palm Springs. Festivities, particularly during winter and spring, include many special events where you and your pup can stroll companionably among friendly crowds, taking in the sights and flavors of this sunny, idyllic vacation spot. If you and your dog happen to be in town the first Sunday of the month, November through April, don’t miss the Animal Samaritans Yappy Hour at the Riviera Palm Springs. more »

Unique Outdoor Adventures

Moorten Botanical Garden / Photo: @thefrenchietrekker
Moorten Botanical Garden / Photo: @thefrenchietrekker

If you think the only outdoor activities in Greater Palm Springs for you and your dog can be found on hiking trails and at dog parks, we have a surprise for you. The destination boasts singular attractions that promise engaging experiences for everyone. From polo fields to one of the world’s top air museums to lakeside camping and fishing, these dog-friendly attractions welcome canine visitors on leash. more »

Where to Dine with Your Pup

Coachella Valley Brewing Co. / Photo: @djangotheterrier
Coachella Valley Brewing Co. / Photo: @djangotheterrier

Greater Palm Springs’ thriving culinary scene continues to evolve, with more and more food and wine enthusiasts—and craft beer lovers—discovering outstanding bistros and breweries. Like the diverse flavors found throughout the destination, pooch-friendly dining patios are plentiful, making it easy for you, family and friends to experience everything from casual eateries to fine dining with 9669. Here are a few of our favorite new picks. more »

Need-to-Know Dog-Friendly Digs

Caliente Tropics Resort / Photo: Anthony Zinonos
Caliente Tropics Resort / Photo: Anthony Zinonos

An outdoor oasis brimming with warmth and sunshine, Greater Palm Springs’ pet-loving culture ensures plenty of dog-friendly accommodations throughout the destination. From revitalized 1960s hot spots to full-service resorts frequently debuting cool new amenities, you’ll find any number of complimentary perks and play areas for you and your furry companion. As always, pet policies vary, so be sure to check hotel websites before you book. more »

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Dog Travel Events

Palm Springs

Village Fest
August 18, 2022 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, California
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Palm Springs

Village Fest
August 25, 2022 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, California
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Palm Springs

Village Fest
September 1, 2022 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, California
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Palm Springs

Village Fest
September 8, 2022 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, California
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Emergency Services

VCA Desert Animal Hospital
4299 E. Ramon Rd.
Palm Springs, California 92264
Phone: (760) 778-9999

VCA Valley Animal Medical Hospital and Emergency Hospital
46920 Jefferson St.
Indio, California 92201
Phone: (760) 342-4711

City of Palm Springs Animal Shelter
4575 East Mesquite Ave.
Palm Springs, California 92264
Phone: (760) 416-5718


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