(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.

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We hope you will consider remembering the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center in your will or trust, or by setting up a charitable gift annuity or naming Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center as a beneficiary of your retirement or your life insurance accounts. With your support, we can continue to expand our programs and services and help our cats, dogs, puppies and kittens long into the future.

You can also choose to restrict your gift to one of our programs or services, including adoption of animals, education and community outreach programs, our spay and neuter program, Helping Paws Program, and more. To learn more about these and other programs and services that you may have an interest and passion for, please feel free to contact us.

The following are five common ways of making a bequest, along with suggested language:

Donate a Percentage of Your Estate
I give and bequeath _____ % of my estate to the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center, a California nonprofit corporation currently located at 6165 Industrial Avenue, Riverside, CA 92504

Make a Specific Dollar Bequest
I give and bequeath the sum of $ ___ Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center, a California nonprofit corporation currently located at 6165 Industrial Avenue, Riverside, CA 92504

Make a Specific Gift of Property
I give my real property located at (address and APN) to Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center, a California nonprofit corporation currently located at 6165 Industrial Avenue, Riverside, CA 92504

Make a Residuary Bequest
I give and bequeath all (or a specific percentage) of the residue of my estate to Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center, a California nonprofit corporation currently located at 6165 Industrial Avenue, Riverside, CA 92504

Contingent Gift
If (name of beneficiary) does not survive me, I give the residue of my estate to the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center.

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