At Petroni, we believe that four-legged friends make life so much more fun – you’d know this if you’ve ever met any one of our winery dogs – Gracie, Georgie, and Bubba! These two Great Danes and Pomeranian have brought us so much joy, that now we are paying it forward, partnering with Palm Springs Animal Shelter and San Francisco’s Muttville Senior Dog Rescue to be sure we can connect animals with as many loving families as possible.
dogs in good health with wonderful personalities are euthanized. Why? Because they’re older, and not considered adoptable. A dog is brought in because he can’t jog with his guardian anymore. Or he needs a little time to get up the stairs. Or he’s simply not a puppy. In some cases, dogs are moved from loving homes to concrete cages because their guardians have died or simply can’t care for them anymore.
We reach out to senior and special needs rescue dogs; find homes for those dogs that are adoptable; and offer end of life care for those that are not. If we had our way, no dog would spend its last days in a shelter. There is so much love and joy is these dogs!
A MODEL FOR ANIMAL RESCUES
Muttville’s cage-free facility (first in the nation), foster program, on-site veterinary suite, and hospice program are innovations that have been lauded and emulated around the country. Muttville has received the highest ratings from both Guidestar and Charity Navigator, the leading nonprofit watchdog organizations.
WHO WE ARE
Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, which operates the city’s animal shelter. The Palm Springs Animal Shelter is an open admissions municipal shelter serving the city of Palm Springs and providing programs for animals, pets and pet owners across the Coachella Valley.
We believe every animal deserves a loving, safe, healthy environment in which they can thrive.
We envision a world where all animals are treated with kindness, compassion, and respect.
We transform lives through extraordinary animal care and advocacy. We inspire compassion and positive relationships between the community and animals through direct action and humane education.
We will have the courage and tenacity to:
Fight for the humane treatment of animals
Promote our no-kill philosophy
Operate with transparency and integrity
Foster teamwork and collaboration
Demonstrate respect and kindness