Dust off your boots and get ready to kick ‘em up at the Pet Rescue Center’s 18th Annual Western Barbecue Birthday Party held at J & J Ranch located at 58300 Almonte Dr. in LaQuinta on March 13th from 5 until 9 pm.

There will be a live, kick-up-your-heels band, delicious food, beer, wine, and unique auction items. You can dance and mingle with like-minded, dog-loving compassionate folks. You may even brush elbows with a celebrity or two!

“This annual birthday bash is not only fun,” said PRC Director Christine Madruga, “it’s also the primary fundraising event that enables us to continue saving dogs’ lives. So tell your friends and call now to RSVP so we’ll have plenty of food and tables for everyone.”

“For just $90 per person, you’re reserving a day of fun and helping us save lives.”


RSVP by calling Christine Madruga at 760-398-7722 or 760-496-7038.

“Adoption fees don’t come close to covering the costs of operating the facility,” said Madruga.  “It’s a labor of love but it also takes substantial funds for liability insurance, vet bills, rent, and a long list of on-going necessities.  We depend entirely on individual donations.  We do not receive government funding or any significant corporate funds.   Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated and it’s all tax deductible.”

The Pet Rescue Center is a no-kill, 501(c)3, tax-deductible, non-profit organization.  Donations can be mailed to the Pet Rescue Center, P.O. Box 6570, La Quinta CA  92248 or made online at coachellapetrescuecenter.org.  To date, the Pet Rescue Center has saved over 10,200 animals.

The organization is run with volunteers, local veterinarians and a certified obedience trainer and agility trainer. Not only does the organization rescue animals, it also provides medical treatment and proper training to ensure that they are placed with the right owners. The organization’s mission is to place orphaned dogs of the Coachella Valley in responsible and loving homes. It is expected that all pets adopted from the Pet Rescue Center become family members.

Dogs available for adoption at the Pet Rescue Center can be seen online at coachellapetrescuecenter.org.  The Center is located at 83-496 Avenue 51 in Coachella.  It is open Monday through Friday from 9 am until 3 pm and on Saturday from 10 am until 2 pm.  The adoption fee is $150, which covers spay/neutering, vaccinations, fecal testing and micro-chipping.  Each potential family is screened before adoption. Call The Pet Rescue Center, Inc. – 760.398.7722 or email petrescuecenter@gmail.com