This page contains links to pet businesses, charities, and others we do business with and would recommend.
These are some local and nearby pet industry businesses we often recommend. We welcome feedback on these and suggestions of other similar websites.
The Grand Paw – boutique pet boarding, also offering grooming and behavior training.
The Cat Cottage – specialty cat boarding in a quiet facility dedicated to feline comfort.
Best Paw Forward – Positive-reinforcement professional dog training from puppy classes to problem correction.
Desert Veterinary Specialists – offers “high touch” board-certified specialists in surgery, dentistry, oncology, dermatology, and ophthalmology, all conveniently located in Palm Desert!
California Veterinary Specialists – offers 24-hour specialty services in Murrieta and two other locations. This is currently the closest 24-hour specialty practice to the Coachella Valley.
Eye Care For Animals – provides ophthalmology services for pets in Palm Desert, Upland, and a number of other locations throughout southern California.
Animal Dermatology – Clinic offers treatment for those super-challenging skin cases, by appointment in Palm Desert and other So Cal locations.
Veterinary Neurology Center – in Tustin is one of the best of its kind in the country!
Advanced Veterinary Medical Imaging – While it’s not exactly routine for us to order up an MRI on a patient… for these folks, it is! They also handle our feline hyperthyroid referrals and other imaging challenges.
Pet Adoption Centers:
Animal Samaritans – offers pet adoptions and low-cost spay/neuter surgery, as well as vaccine clinics in Thousand Palms.
Orphan Pet Oasis – The Desert’s no-kill shelter
Save-A-Pet – Offering pet adoptions through local pet stores, and low-cost spay & neuter in Desert Hot Springs.
Coachella Valley Animal Campus – Hit hard by recent budget cuts, this premier county shelter struggles to care for stray and abandoned pets. Volunteer Opportunities!
Living Free Animal Sanctuary – in Idyllwild is a bit of a drive, but many locals consider it well worth the trip when seeking the perfect pet companion.
Local Animal-Related Charities and Programs:
Each of the adoption centers listed above has a licensed charitable arm. The following are some other great causes devoted to protecting animals or employing animals to help humans. * denotes volunteer opportunities.
Loving All Animals – Lindi Biggi’s brainchild, this charity pledges to facilitate rescue, organize seemingly impossible projects, and every dollar raised goes directly to support local animal charities where the need is greatest. Dr. Roberts serves as a veterinary advisor.
Paws And Hearts – provides canine ambassadors that visit hospitals, convalescent homes, and other facilities. Volunteer opportunities!
Coachella Valley Wild Bird Center – Licensed wildlife rehab center. This is the place for the fallen fledgling!
The Living Desert Zoo & Botanical Garden – Internationally renowned, with sprawling grounds, hiking trails, ever-growing exhibits, and fabulous educational opportunities.