(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.

Puppy training classes

Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center partners with Jason Rae of InsideOut Dog Training to provide positive based training for brand new puppy adopters. A portion of training fees are donated back to the Center to help even more dogs find new and loving homes. InsideOut Dog Training offers fun, affordable programs and puppy training classes that address a variety of needs for adopted animals. It has become the training program that not only helps owners but gives back to our community and animals in need.

Puppy Kindergarten is designed to meet the training and socialization needs of pups that are under 18 weeks old. Owners and their pups learn to adapt to new people, dogs, environments, and experiences.

Please familiarize yourself with our cancellation and transfer policies prior to signing up. Review the Dog Training Class Policies.

DOG TRAINING CLASS POLICIES


PUPPY TRAINING CLASS INCLUDES

  • House-training.
  • Off-leash socialization.
  • Appropriate greetings.
  • Boundry training.
  • Basic skills, including sit, down, wait, come when called.
  • Leash walking.
  • any many more

CLASS INFO

  • Dog Ages: 5 months or under
  • Schedule: 4 weekly classes 1 hour in length

PREREQUISITES

  • Puppies must be under 5 months old.
  • Puppies must have at least two sets of (DA2PPV) vaccinations given 7 days prior to class start date.

IMPORTANT INFO

Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center group training classes are not meant for:

  • Dogs who have growled, snapped or bit a person.
  • Dogs who have bitten other animals.
  • Dogs who exhibit aggression or other behavioral issues.

Upcoming Classes:

Sundays, February 9 - March 31, 2:00 pm with Jason