"Paws & Hearts"Animal Assisted Therapy

As we update our quarterly newsletter we will also update our Event Page. Whether you are a volunteer or just an animal lover you are always invited to our events. Community support helps to make our program grow.

Cinema's Palme D'or is hosting another
"Take Your Dog to the Movies" for us!

Film: Hotel for Dogs
Date: Thursday April 9th, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm

Donation: $15.00 per person. No senior prices or discounts, as this is a fund-raiser. Tickets will be sold at the door.

Please note: Absolutely, NO RETRACTIBLE LEASHES permitted in the theater. If you bring your dog on a retractIble, you will be turned away. Sorry.

Sunday October 26, 2014 was the date of the 50th Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade. We were the #60 cart, out of 112 carts. About a third of our volunteers braved the 'warm' pavement (it really wasn't hot, as the day was full of cloud cover) and walked along showing off their Canine Ambassadors.

The 2014 Palm Desert Golf Parade!

Our Executive Director, Richard Waxman and "Samie's" Mom, Ann

On El Paseo showing off our Canine Ambassadors!

The Joslyn Senior Center in Palm Desert held their Annual Fall Health Fair. "Paws & Hearts" was one of the 100 Vendors and were dressed in the spirit of Halloween, and for a second year-in-a-row won for the most creative costumes!

Richard and Jill dressed as Firemen, (and would you believe that visitors to the table actually believed they were real firemen!)

"Scruffy" was the Fire Chief and "Maddie" (in Jill's arms) was his assistant!

In 2013 Richard and Jill were dressed up as a magician and assistant!

Be sure to get your Holiday Photo with Santa at this year's Dog Walk-Fundraiser.  You can use the photo for your Holiday cards as they are all posted on our site days after the walk!

Click here to see the photos with Santa !

Saturday, November 29th, 2014
The Westin Mission Hills Resort
in Rancho Mirage
Registration at 9:00 am,
Walk kicks off at 10:00 am!

We are about to kick off year number 14!  Who could believe that this would be the 14th Annual Dog Walk and that the little organization that "Lucky" and I founded 13 years ago would boast almost 45 volunteer teams and have such an incredible presence in the Coachella Valley?  Our Canine Ambassadors visit facilities from The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Desert Regional Medical Center in north Palm Springs, all the way down valley to Indio Nursing and Rehabilitation. 

It seems like only yesterday that "Lucky" and I made our first visit with Uncle Phillip helping out.  Much has changed in 13 years, and we've developed an enviable reputation in town as a well run, reliable non-profit.  We probably have the best volunteer pool of any agency in town, and while donations are down everywhere, our core donors are still supporting us.

So please bring along those Zip-lock bags of loose change you have been saving all year and come out to our 14th Annual Dog Walk and lend your support

Raffle Prizes !!!

For those of you who have attended our dog walks in
the past you know that we have the very best raffle of all! 
We sell raffle tickets for our over-the-top raffle baskets and
gift certificates. Local merchants have graciously donated products and services and almost everyone who purchases
a raffle ticket wins something.

"We had a great turn out at our 13th Annual Dog Walk!"

We look forward to seeing you at our
2014, 14th Annual Dog Walk / Fundraiser!

For information on these events call the "Paws & Hearts" office:
(760) 836-1406

Remember, volunteer or an animal lover, you are always invited to our events & community support helps to make our program grow like the annual dog walk fund-raiser parade volunteer/community events.

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"Paws & Hearts"
74-854 Velie Way, Suite 7, Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 836-1406 Fax (760) 836-1426