(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.

Chuck Waggin Pet Meals

Our Pet Food Assistance Program, which works primarily with Meals-on-Wheels and offers free pet food for the dogs and cats of elderly or disabled people living in Riverside County.

Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center understands that times can be tough, and our goal is to keep as many pets as possible with their families and out of pet adoption centers and animal shelters. 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).

With that in mind, please understand that this program is not set up to supply food permanently and is for temporary assistance only. We can provide food for a 6-month period at which point reapplication is required.

To be eligible for the Pet Food Assistance Program, we also require that recipients adhere to the following guidelines:

  • You cannot adopt another animal from MSRPAC until approved by MSRPAC staff;
  • If you bring additional pets into your homes while taking part in the program, we will terminate your privileges to the Pet Food Assistance Program;
  • If you refuse to spay/neuter your unaltered cats and dogs, we will terminate your privileges to the Pet Food Assistance Program until you show proof of a scheduled appointment date. MSRPAC can help provide you with low-cost spaying/neutering options.

Questions? Call MSRAC at 951-688-4340 ext 315

If you are in need of assistance, please download the guidelines and application. Feel free to fill these out at home and bring them to MSRPAC with a valid ID and other applicable paperwork on:  

Tuesday 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Download the Guidelines

Download the program application

Help stock our Pet Food Assistance Program!

Our Pet Food Assistance Program is stocked solely by donations! Without the help of our community we could not continue to supply food to those in need. If you are interested in donating feel free to drop off any unopened cat or dog food during our open hours.

If you have an office, school, church or temple group, Scout Troop, charity organization or social group that would like to lend a helping paw, you can hold your own Pet Food Assistance Program pet food drive! Pet food drives are highly successful and have a huge positive impact on our program! Your donations will help us to continue our mission of keeping people with their pets without sacrifice.

Visit our growing list of Drop-off locations throughout the community

Pet Adoption Center Thrift Store
6065 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92506