(951) 688-4340
6165 Industrial Ave, Riverside
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    Puppy training classes

    Dog training offers fun, affordable programs and puppy training classes that address a variety of needs for adopted animals. It has become the training program that not only helps owners but gives back to our community and animals in need.


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




    • Dog Ages: 8 months or under
    • Schedule: 6 weekly classes 1 hour in length
    • Fee: $139 per dog (MSRPAC adopters receive a 20% discount)


    • Puppies must be under 8 months old.
    • Puppies must have at least two sets of (DA2PPV) vaccinations given 7 days prior to the class start date.


    • Puppy training classes are held outdoors in our Green Play Yard.
    • Preregistration is required.

    Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center 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:

  • Thrift Store

    The Pet Adoption Center Thrift Store is a bright, clean shop offering some of the best deals in Riverside. We carry one-of-a-kind items including furniture, home décor, books, jewelry, art, clothing, shoes, collectibles, and pet products!

    All sales benefit the programs and pets at Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center, 100%!

    When you thrift with us, your proceeds will directly benefit pets waiting for new and loving homes, our humane education programs, the Pet Food Assistance Program, which offers pet food delivery for homebound seniors and pet food for those experiencing a financial hardship, our Angie’s Healing Hearts Pet Therapy, for those confined to institutional settings, our low-cost spay/neuter services, and so much more!

    Sign up for our email newsletter to receive our monthly sales calendar and follow us on FacebookInstagram and TikTok to be the first to know about special promotions and new arrivals.

    Your gently used donations will help pets in need!

    Hours & Location

    Pet Adoption Center Thrift Store 
    9462 Magnolia Avenue
    Riverside, CA
    Phone: 951-729-6617

    Hours of Operation:  
    Monday thru Friday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
    Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Beginning April 4, 2022, the store will be open for sales on Sundays from 12pm  - 4pm
    Donations Accepted: Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday only
    10:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Please note Christmas items will only be accepted September - February due to limited storage and retail space.

    Store Volunteer Information:
    951-688-4340 ext. 3315

    Donation Guidelines

    All donations must be clean and in working order. We do not resell broken, damaged, or torn items of any kind. Please note Christmas items will only be accepted September - February due to limited storage and retail space.

    Due to health, space, and expense considerations, we are not able to accept everything. Please read the following list of ITEMS WE ARE NOT ABLE TO SELL in our store.

    • Appliances (washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators, dishwashers)
    • Automobile  & machine parts
    • Beds, bed frames
    • Baby furniture (strollers, cribs, highchairs, walkers)
    • Car seats
    • Carpeting
    • Ceiling fans & overhead lighting
    • Chemicals or toxic substances of any kind
    • Computer books
    • Computer software
    • Drapery, drapery rods, window shades , window blinds
    • 8-track tapes
    • Electronics
    • Encyclopedias, textbooks, dictionaries
    • Exercise equipment, skis
    • Fencing, wire, chain
    • Food
    • Furs
    • Glass sheets and windows
    • Kitchen knives, knife sets
    • Lawnmowers and garden equipment
    • Lumber, tile or flooring
    • Machine parts
    • Mattresses, box springs and bed pillows
    • Medical equipment (crutches, walkers, back braces, etc)
    • Pesticides, weed killers, plant food, etc.
    • Paints, paint thinners, varnishes, wood stains, etc.
    • Personalized items (engraved or printed)
    • Plumbing (of any kind)
    • Stuffed Animals
    • Tires, wheels
    • Waterbeds and accessories

    The following items cannot be resold at our Thrift Store, but we can include them as part of our E-Waste recycling program and can be dropped off during business hours:

    • Computers
    • Computer monitors, printers, and scanners
    • Electronics
    • Fax machines
    • Small appliances
    • Broken or split cords
    • TVs (LCDs plasma, consoles)
    • Cell Phones
    • Cordless Phones
    • Gaming Systems
    • DVRs
    • Cable Boxes

    Thrift Store donations are accepted: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday only.

    Please note Christmas items will only be accepted September - February due to limited storage and retail space.

    Have an unwanted or non-working vehicle to donate? Check out our vehicle donation program.

    We are able to offer pick-up of large items on a case by case basis.  Please fill out the request form below and a staff member will contact you. Pick-ups can only be made in the City of Riverside.

    Pick-Up Inquiry Form