Put on your Santa hat—and bring one along for your new pet, too, when you come to the Palm Springs Animal Shelter’s first-ever adoption festival on Dec. 19. The open admissions, no-kill facility strives to empty its shelter by finding forever homes for all the dogs in its care, and is lowering its fees to just $20 on adoption day. To help build excitement and demonstrate how much fun you can have with a four-legged companion, the sponsoring Friends of the Palm Spring Animal Shelter are bringing a flyball team and numerous vendors to the event.
Whether you’re vacationing in Palm Springs or live there, you and your four-legger will find many activities to enjoy together, from visiting botanical gardens to hiking to dining at a renowned polo club. Check out the possibilities here.