Dog-friendly Palm Springs

Greater Palm Springs

Greater Palm Springs has always been one of the most dog-friendly destinations on the planet. They recently celebrated National Dog Day with this cool video. Check it out:
 


Really National Dog Day should be every day because for so many of us, our tail wagging companions are our BFFF (Best Furry Friend Forever)! Woof!

Check out more of our favorite dog friendly spots from our friends at Greater Palm Springs.
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The California Desert Region

Ranger at Joshua Tree National Park. Photo Credit: Lisa Hernandez
Ranger at Joshua Tree National Park. Photo Credit: Lisa Hernandez

The Greater Palm Springs area, cutting through five counties and encompassing millions of acres of protected lands, is the perfect place to begin exploring the much larger Desert Regions of California. Here are some dog-friendly suggestions on where to go and what to do in the fall and winter months. more »

Pamper Your Pooch

Happy Critter
Happy Critter

Not only can dogs dine with their owners and enjoy their very own doggy spa days in Greater Palm Springs, they have plenty of shopping opportunities, too. From gourmet dog food to customized outfits, these canine boutiques have everything you can imagine to make both of you do a happy dance. more »

Winter Tips for Visiting the Desert With Your Dog

Desert Dog. Photo Credit: Ken Bosma (CC)
Desert Dog. Photo Credit: Ken Bosma (CC)

1. While winter temperatures in Southern California deserts are mild, heat can still build up fast inside a car. Be very, very cautious about leaving your dog unattended, even for a short while. If you must step away for a few minutes, make sure the outdoor temperature is below 60 degrees, and leave the windows cracked.

2. Bring water—lots of water. Dogs, like people, need frequent hydration in a desert climate. It’s a good idea to carry water for both of you wherever you go, whether on foot or in a vehicle. If you’re dog isn’t trained to drink from a water bottle while hiking, carry a collapsible bowl. more »

Let The Dogs Out

Dog Party!
Dog Party!

Whether you stand on two legs or four, there’s no better way to enjoy your time in Greater Palm Springs than by going outside to soak up the sunshine and picturesque vistas. When your dog is ready for a romp, head to one of many dog parks where you can enjoy the outdoors together, whether you’re in Palm Springs, Indio, or somewhere in-between. more »

Perfect Patios For Pooches

I know she is gonna drop some bacon.
I know she is gonna drop some bacon.

Greater Palm Springs is head over heels in puppy love with our furry pals—especially when it comes to pet-friendly patio restaurants. From lush gardens to establishments with exclusive dog menus, these local patios give every dog a way to have its day in the oasis. Are you all ears yet? Then check out these pawsitively perfect patios for pooches. more »

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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 Control and Shelter - Lost Dogs
4575 E Mesquite Ave.
Palm Springs, California 92264
Phone: (760) 323-8151

Humane Societies/Shelters

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

Loving All Animals
73550 Alessandro Dr.
Palm Desert, California 92260
Phone: (760) 834-7000

Animal Samaritans
72307 Ramon Rd.
Thousand Palms, California 92276
Phone: (760) 343-3477


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