(951) 688-4340
6165 Industrial Ave, Riverside
Compelling animal stories, ways to get involved and more!
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The Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center promotes responsible pet ownership and humane treatment of all animals by providing educational programs to school children, scout troops, and community and service organizations, as well as at a variety of community events.

Pet Adoption Center Tours

Guided tours are available most days 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Guided tours explore the history of the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center as well as the services we provide to our community. In addition, information regarding responsible pet care/humane education is discussed along with a Q&A session. Groups are able to view both public and private areas of the Center to gain a better sense of what we do each day! 

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Animal Kids Camp

Animal Kids Camp is our day camp for kids who love animals. We offer camp in the summer and during the local winter and spring breaks. If your kids want to spend time with animals and learn even more about them, this camp is for them!

Spend hands-on time with our pet adoption center cats, dogs, puppies, and kittens. Learn fun and new facts about our animals. Participate in animal-themed crafts, activities, and games. Hear from fantastic guest speakers who work with animals. Make new friends who love what you love – the animals, of course!

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Birthday Parties

Spend your special day with pets at the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center!

Children enjoy fun games, crafts and animal interactions in an outside shaded area. Party schedules book up very quickly, so please call or email well in advance of your child's birthday for party availability.  Parties are for children between the ages of 6-12.

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Center Helper Program

Center “Helpers” provide animals with new toys, blankets and accessories.  Groups may also raise funds for the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center.

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Helping Hounds - Middle School Program

Middle school students aged 11 through 13 have an opportunity to earn Service Learning Hours while learning about and helping animals at the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center through the Helping Hounds program.

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