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Pets - Reimbursement Programs

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Money For Adoptions, Vaccinations, Spaying/Neutering


In order to comply with the "Stay-At-Home" order issued by Governor Gavin Newsom, Palm Desert City Hall is closed for in-person business until further notice.

All Pet adoption and vaccination reimbursements are suspended until further notice.

If you have questions, please call (760) 776-6360 or email


Palm Desert residents with proof of residency are eligible to receive reimbursements for vaccinating, adopting, and spaying or neutering their pets. 

Reimbursements are available for up to four animals per household per year at a rate of $25 for routine vaccinations, $50 per spay or neuter, and for adoption costs, which range from $55 to $113, when they adopt a pet from the Coachella Valley Animal Campus or any other nonprofit organization within the City.

All reimbursements are on a first-come, first-served basis based on available funds. Upon request for reimbursement, residents are required to provide proof of residency by presenting a utility bill with their City of Palm Desert address, a property tax bill with their City of Palm Desert address, or rental or lease agreement with utility bill showing their City of Palm Desert address.

Click here to find out about eligible vaccinations, non-profits, and clinics, and to obtain reimbursement forms for vaccinations and spaying/neutering. If you are interested in a reimbursement form for the Animal Adoption programs, please click here.  Reimbursement requests must be done in person at the City’s Code Compliance counter located in City Hall at 73510 Fred Waring Drive. For more information on the program, contact the Code Compliance division at 760-346-0611, ext. 360.