(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.

Birthday Party

Spend your special day with pets at the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center!


Children enjoy fun games, crafts and animal interactions in an outside shaded area. Party schedules book up very quickly, so please call or email well in advance of your child's birthday for party availability.  Parties are for children between the ages of 6-12.

To schedule your party call (951) 688-4340 extension 317 or email us.

You can download a free printable party invitation.

Birthday Party Packages:

Bronze Collar | 15 guests ages 6 and up - $200


MSRPAC Provides:

  • 2 Birthday Party Instructors
  • Party Area for 2 hours
  • Happy Birthday Banner
  • Adoption Center Tour
  • Craft
  • Animal Encounters
  • Set Up and Clean Up
  • Invitations


Parent Provides:

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Paper Goods
  • Decorations

 

Silver Collar | 15 guests ages 6 and up - $250


MSRPAC Provides:

  • 2 Birthday Party Instructors Party Area for 2 hours
  • Happy Birthday Banner
  • Adoption Center Tour
  • Craft
  • Animal Encounters
  • Set Up and Clean Up
  • Decorations
  • Invitations


Parent Provides:

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Paper Goods

 

Gold Collar | 15 guests ages 6 and up - $300


MSRPAC Provides:

  • 2 Birthday Party Instructors Party Area for 2 hours
  • Happy Birthday Banner
  • Adoption Center Tour
  • Craft
  • Animal Encounters
  • Picture with Frame
  • Set Up and Clean Up
  • Invitations
  • Decorations
  • Paper Goods (plates, napkins, forks, cups)


Parent Provides:

  • Food
  • Drinks


Your program fee helps support animals residing at the Pet Adoption Center.

Party Times:

  • Monday-Friday: 3:30pm-6:00pm
  • Saturday or Sunday: 12:30pm-3:00pm or 4:00pm-6:30pm

 

Frequently Asked Questions:


How does the party run? The first hour and a half is led by our instructor and includes and animal-themed craft as the guests arrive. A tour of the Pet Adoption Center follows.  After the tour children will have animal encounters.  For the last hour, the children can play with bubbles, hula hoops, bean bag and ring tosses. Parents take over for snacks, cake, and presents.

What kind of decorations do I need to bring?
Some people put table cloths on the tables, but you will need to bring tape or clips to hold them down. If you book an Gold Collar party, we provide tablecloths, center pieces, and birthday banners. Please note for a variety of reasons regarding animal safety, no balloons are allowed.

Is the party appropriate for older children in the 8-12 year old range? We’re flexible, and we’re able to gear the program to your child’s age level. In the past, we have created a great experience for older children by changing the craft.

What kind of animals will we meet? Children will interact with cats living in our cattery,  and one of our Adoption Center Dogs.   

Do you know someone else who might want to celebrate at the Pet Adoption Center.  Tell them about our parties, download and print out a Birthday Party Brochure!