palm-spring-vacation-rental-closetThe PoochSprings Vacation With Your Pet in Palm Springs is nearly completed.  A new washer and dryer is being installed today. The 2 bedroom condo is ideal for vacationing with a dog or cat.

We have just remodeled the showers, put shelves into the closet, and purchased new kitchen appliances.

Step out of the back door into a semi-private grassy area with a palm tree.  Head over to the main swimming pool, one of the smaller pools or the putting green.  The development also has tennis and pickleball courts.



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The Dog Aging Project

The Dog Aging Project at the University of Washington is currently engaged in research on duffy1understanding dog aging and using medications to potentially enhance life span. The team is also currently being reviewed for a grant that would allow them to conduct an enormous longitudinal study on dog aging involving some 10,000 dogs from across America.

Read more in the Smithsonian Magazine

70% of people with pets consider them family, so if you are looking to vacation in Palm Springs, with your dog or cat, please consider Pooch Springs.

We are collecting suggestions for dog friendly restaurants, hikes and, of course, the best dog parks in the area.


The remodel of the two bedroom apartment will be complete before the end of September, 2016.

Support A Dog Park – Visit Palm Springs

Palm Springs rental dog park donation

Our 2 bedroom, pet-friendly condo in Palm Springs is available to rent.  Mention your favorite dog park and we will make a supporting donation.  There are several dog parks in the Palm Springs area, as well as dog hikes in the Palm Springs, Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage area.  We are building the list, so let us know if you have favorite dog-friendly restaurant or dog hike to add please let us know.

As we discover new restaurants – dog-friendly (in the above menu) and those where dogs are not welcome (Follow the link at the bottom to non-dog activities) – we will be builidng the lists on these pages.

The development requires dogs to be on leash.  When we are hanging out on the back patio, we keep the sliding glass doors open and use a 50 ft leash which lets Duffy run in and out of the house.  The unit is in a spacious area in the back of a gated community.  Rental rates vary by the season and special events in the area which drive tourism.

If you are looking for a relaxing place to vacation with your dog or cat, look no further! You can enjoy the putting green, tennis courts, pickleball courts, 8 swimming pools and a barbeque area with natural gas grills.



Dog Friendly 2 Bdrm Apt in Palm Springs

2 bedroom palm springs dogYes, we have a two-bedroom, two bath, ground-floor, one-level condo in Palm Springs that is available to rent.  Rates vary by the season and special events in the area which drive tourism.

But if you are looking for a relaxing place to vacation with your dog or cat, look no further!

The development has a putting green to practice your short golf game, 8 swimming pools, tennis courts, pickleball courts and a barbeque area with natural gas grills.

Dogs are required to be on leash and you must to pick up after your pet.  When we are hanging out on the back patio, we keep the sliding glass doors open and use a 50 ft leash which lets Duffy run in and out of the house.

We and our friends have used the unit to recovery from knee replacement – as the toilets are ADA compliant, the showers have grab bars – and the master bath is a walk in and everything is easily accessible with a walker or a cane.

The menu above will take you to a calendar to check for availability, a list of dog-friendly restaurants, the address of nearby dog parks and how to contact us.  The menu below will help you find pet sitters, dog walkers, Palm Springs dog groomers, vets and pet stores.


Your Dog and Palm Springs

Dogs and humans have been living side-by-side for over 15,000 years, so you would think we would know everything there was to know.  This article from LiveScience, 10 Things You Didn’t Know about Dogs  contained some interesting factoids.

duffyDogs are as smart as toddlers, according to research presented in 2009 at a meeting of the American Psychological Association. Border collies are the top dogs in the intelligence category, with some in the breed capable of understanding up to 200 words. Poodles (and poodle mixes like Duffy) are among the smartest.

Dogs also have emotions and feel envy. A 2008 study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that when dogs saw other dogs getting treats for a trick they’d been performing unrewarded, the unrewarded dogs became agitated, scratching themselves and avoiding the gaze of the rewarded dogs. They also stopped doing the trick much faster than if they were alone and not getting a reward.  The finding demonstrate the envy isn’t just a primate emotion.

The whole article is worth reading.  Evidence that obedient dog live longer than aggressive and unruly dogs … and the role of dogs in improving your social life.  We believe that dog help us heal, so we have designed out Palm Springs condo to be a great place to vacation with your dog and/or cat.




Palm Springs: Whitewater Preserve Dog Hike

Whitewater Preserve

Whitewater Preserve is 2,851 acres surrounded by the Bureau of Land Management’s San Gorgonio Wilderness, and includes the year-round Whitewater River.  The Whitewater Trail Map is here.  Much of the land was donated to the Bureau of Land Management by the Nature Conservatory – be sure to check here to learn about the current conditions. This hike is Paul and Nancy’s favorite dog hike.  Please check out their blog post, 5 Great Dog-Friendly Hikes in Palm Springs/Desert Hot Springs, California.

Palm Springs – For Recovery

It is mid-August 2016 and we are nearly done with the remodel.  The 2 bedroom unit is ideal for people with mobility issues – with a walker, cane or wheelchair.  The entire unit is on one level.  We have used it when recovering from broken bones and hip surgery.

dog in recovery with catWe will be reaching out to medical professionals who serve patients with knee replacements and hip surgery.

If you are looking for a place to recover from surgery, and want to bring your dog and/or cat, look no further. Our 2 bedroom unit is a place where you, friends, family and your 4 legged family members can enjoy themselves in the warm winter weather.

If you are looking for a place to stay in the Coachella Valley, during a recovery or a vacation, please reach out to us a PoochSprings124 “at” gmail “dot” com