(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.


Raise funds while surfing the web! Goodsearch is a search engine, powered by Yahoo that donates a penny to a participating charity – us, every time you search. Google, the world’s leading search engine, currently processes 3.5 billion searches per day, if searched with Goodsearch, this could generate $35,000,000 to charity in just one day! To get started and to designate the Pet Adoption Center click here.



You can purchase gift cards for America's most popular retailers through Great Lakes Scrip Center® (GLSC) and use them for their everyday purchases. The Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center earns money with each gift card purchase. You can even You can order electronic gift cards, reload physical cards, and in many cases redeem them right from your phone using MyScripWallet.  Register and start shopping to help pets now! Shop with Scrip White 



Use AmazonSmile to designate .5% of your Amazon purchase to the Pet Adoption Center at no extra cost to you! AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know, same products, same prices, same service! Click here to use AmazonSmile To double the donation through Amazon Smile, go to the site using GoodShop!


Ralph’s Community Contribution Program

Without spending an extra dollar out of your pocket, you can raise funds for pets in transition while grocery shopping! By linking your Ralph’s Reward Card with the Ralph’s Community Contribution Program, Ralph’s will donate 1-4% of your purchase to the Pet Adoption Center To sign up for the program, visit Ralphs.com. Not tech savvy? No problem! Click here for instructions.



Support the Pet Adoption Center just by walking your dog!  After you download and set up the app on your smartphone, take your phone with you when you walk your dog(s). Simply press the Start Walking button and the app will keep track of your walk. When you are done with your walk, press Stop Walking. After the green heart appears next to your walk on the History screen, it is successfully logged for your selected organization. http://www.wooftrax.com/



Spare Change. Big Impact.

Let's Make Change Together! Join the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center and round up the change on your purchases to the nearest dollar.  Just sign up once and start making purchases. For example, on a purchase of $12.13, the remaining 87 cents would be donated to help provide second to orphaned pets.  It’s the safest way to give and tracks your impact as you go.