(951) 688-4340
6165 Industrial Ave, Riverside

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

What shelter-in-place means for animal shelters.

Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center will be open from 10am – 4pm by appointment only. To schedule an appointment to adopt an animal, please email .

We will continue to provide the following services to our community:

  • The Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center’s Pet Food Assistance Program feeds 100’s of dogs and cats each month in coordination with different partner organizations throughout the community.  Our Pet Food Assistance Program is also available to anyone who is experiencing financial hardship and might need a little help providing food for their beloved pet(s). We coordinate individual pet food packaging and delivery to those in need and in these times that includes pet owners who are struggling with the loss of employment due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Food can be picked up from the Center Thursday – Saturday from 10am – 1pm.
  • Owner relinquishments of puppies and kittens under 8 weeks of age by appointment only.  To schedule an appointment please fill out the form on our website
  • Fostering animals is especially critical right now, since we anticipate fewer people will be coming in to adopt pets amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. Thanks to our incredible volunteers, we do not currently need fosters, but that may change in the coming days. If you would like to help us be prepared for that eventuality, you can sign up here.

Are you looking for a way to honor a loved one? Perhaps you need a birthday gift, or maybe need an idea of what to get that “hard to buy for” person who has everything?

No matter the occasion, it's always a great time to contribute something personal and permanent to the Pet Adoption Center, like being a part of our new “Chimes of Celebration”. Your gift of a personalized wind chime will be a tribute to that special person or pet, while giving hope to animals needing a second chance.

These standing fixtures, placed around the grounds of the Pet Adoption Center, will be filled by these beautiful, engraved wind chimes. Every gentle breeze encourages a beautiful tinkling of the chimes that fills the air with beautiful music - a song to your loved one.

Your donation will help provide support to homeless pets while honoring or remembering a person or pet.

Price: $50.00


Text is available on the “sail” and is limited to three lines, 20 characters (including spaces and punctuation).

If your chime is a gift, please fill out the information for a recipient to receive an acknowledgement. We’ll mail your recipient a personalized greeting card to let them know about your thoughtful gift.