(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.

Group Dog Training Classes

This is an introductory-level course that addresses training areas of immediate concern to dog owners.

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



  • Loose leash walking.
  • Coming when called.
  • Watch me (attention on owner.)
  • Greeting without jumping.
  • Settle down (calmness in the home).
  • Wait for permission (doorways, street corners, etc.).
  • And many more!


  • Dog Ages: 18 weeks or older.
  • Schedule: 4 weekly classes 1 hour in length. 


  • Proof of Rabies Vaccination required.
  • Dogs must be manageable in presence of other dogs.
  • Dogs must be non-aggressive towards people.


  • Classes are held outdoors at the Pet Adoption Center large covered training yard.

Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center’s 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

Tuesdays, March 24 - April 14, 2020 6:00pm with Katie


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