palm springs, california

April 7th, 2018 5:30 - 10:30


An Annual Affair

Faux Fur Ball IV: Pooches, Pussycats and Paris

Our annual fundraiser is critical to our mission of providing compassionate and loving care to all animals in Palm Springs. The funds raised allow us to provide the life-saving medical, training and enrichment programs that rehabilitate, rehome and reunite pets and people.

Carrot, a recently adopted shelter resident, is dressed tres chic for the Faux Fur Ball

Carrot, a recently adopted shelter resident, is dressed tres chic for the Faux Fur Ball


Schedule of Events

A Parisian Affair in Palm Springs

5:30 PM REGISTRATION AND SHELTER TOURS Begin the evening with a tour of the Valley’s only public shelter operating under the no-kill model and find out what a loving, happy place the Palm Springs Animal Shelter is for all of our very special furry friends.

6:00 PM COCKTAILS, NOSH AND SILENT AUCTION The fête continues by walking over to Le Grand Parisian Tent where you’ll stroll along our own Champs-Elysees, stopping at numerous “sidewalk cafés” to nosh on exquisite heavy hors d’oeuvres from over a dozen of the best Palm Springs eateries. Sip a craft cocktail, vino or bubbly, and be sure to wander over to the French Flea Market. You’ll find a tres magnifique array of nights on the town, home décor, jewelry, and more to bid on.

7:30 PM FRIENDS FOR LIFE AWARD PRESENTATION AND LIVE AUCTION Next, there’s a full lineup of entertainment including the presentation of this year’s Friends Forever Award honoring animal advocate and actress Tippi Hedren, who has made a lifetime commitment to the welfare of animals. Then get ready, because next it’s Palm Springs’ Sassiest Social Ambassador, Bella da Ball, taking center stage and leading us through a very lively auction.

9:00 PM DANCE CELEBRATION Moulin Rouge finale style, well-known Palm Springs DJ Bob Scatchell

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the fabulous Tippi Hedren is our Friend For life award recipient for her animal welfare work and the Shambala Preserve 

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"I dream of jeannie's" barbara eden will accept the friend for life award on ms. hedren's behalf

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KMIR News anchors, Bryan Gallo and Thalia hayden Are emceeing Along with bella da ball, our auctioneer!

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Adoptable chocolate says, "Le Chat Noir is always in Style and when you buy a ticket, you're helping the more than 1,000 cats per year the Shelter finds homes for!" Adoptable Bulldog Mix, Bree Says "Throw on your beret and help dogs like me find homes and be enriched with training while at the shelter!


& Vendors

We are honored at the overwhelming generosity of the animal-loving businesses and individuals who make the event possible. We're also grateful for the amazing food, drink and entertainment vendors, who make this night one-of-a-kind! See the full list here.


Signature cocktail reception sponsor

Geir Ness


Friend for Life Award Sponsor

Louis Smith and Kyle Mudd

Platinum Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

Fashion by Trina Turk and Mr. Turk

This year, stylish beasts will be dressing in Trina Turk and Mr. Turk! View their Look Book for some couture inspiration! 



Palm Springs Animal Shelter & East Demuth 

Our Shelter is a modern architectural marvel that provides a gorgeous temporary home for our animals. The tent with the evening entertainment will be across the street at beautiful East Demuth Park.  

Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened
— Anatole france