Coachella Valley Animal Campus

The Coachella Valley City/County Animal Shelter provides complete animal services for the unincorporated areas of Riverside County. It provides shelter and adoption services for Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Indio, La Quinta, Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage.

Riverside County Animal Services provides field services for county areas and the above cities, except La Quinta, Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage. Those cities provide its own animal-control officers.


We proudly serve these cities:

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The new Animal Samaritans low-cost veterinary clinic is now located at the Coachella Valley Animal Campus. Animal Samaritans' adoption center is still at its Ramon Road location at 72307 Ramon Road, Thousand Palms, Calif.

For wellness or spay and neuter needs, please visit Animal Samaritans »
72120 Pet Land Place
Thousand Palms, CA 92276
(at the Animal Campus next to Riverside County Animal Shelter)

Information about public meetings related to the Coachella Valley Animal Campus can be found here.


Coachella Valley Animal Campus 

72-050 Pet Land Place 

Thousand Palms, CA 92276

(760) 343-3644


  • Adoptions
  • Owner Redemptions
  • Pet Relinquishment
  • Stray Turn-Ins
  • Field Services
  • Tags
  • Licensing
  • License Inspection
  • Micro-Chipping
  • Humane Euthanasia - Only for animals that are irremediably suffering (as determined by our veterinary staff)
  • Volunteer Services
  • Shot Clinics Vaccinations

Shelter Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Closed Sundays & Holidays
  • View Holiday Closures Here

Field Service Hours

  • Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Closed Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays
  • Stand-by Officer on duty during all off hours

Phone hours for assistance and field services

  • Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


For your convenience, we accept payment by Visa and Master Card.  We do not accept American Express or Discover credit cards.  We do not accept credit card numbers over the phone or through the mail.

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