(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.

Senior Wellness No Sponsor

Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center provides, subject to availability of grant funds, financial assistance for the care of pets belonging to income qualifying senior pet owners who meet the following requirements:

  • Be 65+
  • Be a permanent resident of City of Riverside, Corona, Norco, Mira Loma, Moreno Valley, Jurupa Valley or Perris (proof of residency required such as copy of Driver’s License, utility bill, etc.)
  • Have proof of ownership of animal (such as vaccination records or license)
  • Have a maximum income of $1,700 per month

Download the application below and email to , mail to 6165 Industrial Avenue, Riverside, CA 92504 or FAX to 951-359-6417.

Download Application

Grant funds made possible by:

The Banfield Foundation

At the core of the Banfield Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is the belief that all pets deserve access to veterinary care. In support of this belief, the foundation funds programs that enable veterinary care, elevate the power of the human-animal bond, provide disaster relief for pets, and advance the science of veterinary medicine through fostering innovation and education. It also leverages the expertise and passion of Banfield Pet Hospital associates to care for pets in need. At the Banfield Foundation, we are committed to making a better world for pets because they make a better world for us.

The Albert & Anna Herdina Memorial Fund for Animals

The Albert & Anna Herdina Memorial Fund for Animals, made possible in part by a grant from Youth Grantmakers Committee Fund at The Community Foundation, Strengthening Inland Southern California through Philanthropy.   These funds allow us to offer financial assistance throughout the year for the care of pets belonging to low-income senior citizens who meet specific criteria who are over the age of 65.   

For more information contact  or call 951-688-4340 ext 350