(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.

PAC PAWS 01

Children in grades 1-8 who are able to read at any level are invited to read to the cats in our cattery. The program will help children improve their reading skills while also helping center cats by providing socialization and human interaction. Cats find the rhythmic sound of a voice very comforting and soothing.

P.A.C. Paws are available to children between 2-4 pm on the second and fourth Tuesday and Saturday of each month. Children can bring their own books or borrow one from our library. Each child will provide a 20-minute reading session to their “Purrfect Reader” Cat.

We’d also welcome a donation of children’s books (ages 6-13) to our growing library. Donations can be dropped off at the Pet Adoption Center any day between Noon and 7 pm.

PAC PAW Reading Program Guidelines

P.A.C. PAW Program Signup

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