Clyde dashed around the play area, enjoying the fresh air and open space. The excitable canine arrived late last month at the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center in Riverside.
About the animal: Sniffy was rescued by a mother and daughter who found him in a dumpster. Sociable and pleasant, this pup is ready to go home. Sniffy will be a loyal companion.
RIVERSIDE – On Friday through Sunday the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center in Riverside will spotlight animals who have been long-term residents of the shelter.
Several people will be “in the doghouse” Saturday, June 22, at the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center in Riverside for the center’s Ruffin’ it in the Doghouse fundraising event. Read More.
When the light that beamed from Angela Gomez was extinguished too soon, her family navigated through their grief by focusing on the gratitude they had for those who were there for them. Angela was killed at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017. Instead of fear and anger, her family chose love, joy, and meaning. From this experience and wanting to spread these positives with the world, Angela’s Wishes was founded.
In collaboration with The Community Foundation, which aids families and individuals to improve the community through philanthropy management, Angela’s Wishes has partnered with the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center to promote and support their Helping Paws program. Moreover, to honor Angela’s legacy, the program has been renamed Angie’s Healing Heart – Pet Therapy Program. Many have said “Angela’s presence made the world a better place to be because she lived in it”, and MSRPAC is grateful for the support from Angela’s Wishes, honored to be working alongside Angela’s family, and proud to be a part of sharing the legacy of this beautiful, fun-loving, vibrant, caring and compassionate woman.
If you know of a location that could benefit with a visit from Angie’s Healing Heart – Pet Therapy Program, please contact Beth Barnhart, Volunteer Services Manager at MSRPAC, at or 951-688-4340, ext. 315. To ensure that this life-enhancing program continues to thrive, visit petsadoption.org to donate toward its operating budget.
The Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center, a 501 (c) non-profit organization founded in 1897, is committed to improving the lives of animals and people. They strive to one day eliminate the needless suffering and abuse of homeless and unwanted animals. The Pet Adoption Center has many programs and services in place to save the lives of healthy and treatable animals including prevention through humane education, low-cost and no-cost spay and neuter, low-cost vaccinations, microchipping, animal sheltering and pet adoptions. More information is available by calling 951-688-4340 and by visiting petsadoption.org.
The Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center in Riverside has a Pet Food Assistance Program offering help year-round to people experiencing financial hardships and needing help providing food for their pets.
The nonprofit Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center in Riverside received a check for $13,680 after a year of fundraising on its behalf by an accounting firm.
Roorda, Piquet & Bessee, Inc., which has an office in the city, made the donation in December after hosting several events throughout 2019. These included competitive fundraising efforts among employees such as a poker tournament. Each year, the firm designates a charity to support.
The center accepts healthy and adoptable cats and dogs and works to find homes for them.
“It was fun working with RP&B, we appreciate all their efforts and we would love to be their charity of the year every year,” Carrie Ridgway, executive director of the center, said in a news release.
The Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center in Riverside recently announced its new partnership with VCA Animal Hospitals.
With the partnership, all animals adopted from the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center will be eligible for a free initial health exam and qualify for a health guarantee that covers minor illnesses, according to a press release. Read more....
THURSDAY, FEB. 4, 2021 – A coalition of shelter organizations is offering a second, special surgery day for pet owners in Riverside County. The date is Feb. 23, also known as World Spay Day.
The group, named the Animal Welfare Coalition of Riverside County, offered its first spay day last November, an event that focused on spaying cats. This time surgeries will be for cats and dogs at some of the organizations. Other agencies may select to perform only cat surgeries.
Pet owners will get a special, discounted rate – just $25 – on the event day.
Participating organizations include: Animal Friends of the Valleys (Wildomar), Animal Samaritans (Thousand Palms), Loving All Animals (Coachella), Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center (Riverside), Moreno Valley Animal Services, Palm Springs Animal Shelter, Ramona Humane Society (San Jacinto) and Riverside County Animal Services (Jurupa Valley and San Jacinto shelter locations).
Some of the organizations have pre-arranged appointments for the event. Interested pet owners should visit the websites for each organization to check on appointment availability. Demands for the appoints will likely be high and each organization has a finite number available.
The Animal Welfare Coalition of Riverside County was formed in the summer of 2020 with the mission to foster collaboration and communication between the nonprofit and government sheltering organizations to better serve the needs of pet owners and animals. The cities of Corona and Norco are also coalition members.
Adopt a shelter pet and DCH Subaru of Riverside will donate $100 to Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center to help more pets get adopted*
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NBC4 and Telemundo 52 Clear the Shelters partner Mary S. Roberts Adoption Center is offering a special Clear the Shelters $20 adoption fee on Saturday, August 27 at 6165 Industrial Ave. in Riverside. And it gets better: NBC4 and Telemundo 52 will pay the $20 adoption fee for the first 50 adoptions at this location starting on that day.
It couldn’t be a better time to adopt your new furry best friend. The adoption fee includes spay/neuter, initial vaccinations and micro-chipping. Visit petsadoption.org to view available pets and plan your visit in advance. The adoption center is open every day from 12:00 to 7:00 p.m. (closed Tuesdays).
For those unable to adopt at this time, you can make a donation to Mary S. Roberts Adoption Center here or to other shelters and rescue groups at www.clearthesheltersfund.org.
To learn more about NBC4 and Telemundo 52's eighth annual Clear the Shelters adopt and donate campaign, visit nbcla.com/cleartheshelters
Founded in 1897 as the Riverside Humane Society, Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center has been caring for the community’s animals and their people for over 100 years. Today, the organization is a limited-entry adoption center and clinic that strives to eliminate the suffering of homeless cats and dogs.
Pets at the center pass health and behavior evaluations and stay under the organization’s care until they find permanent homes — no matter how long that takes. Animals at the Pet Adoption Center are evaluated daily to ensure they have proper physical, emotional and mental health. Utilizing this “stress reduction” approach, staff adjust individual care and animals that are not comfortable living onsite stay with foster families.
Animals too young to be adopted also stay with foster families. Currently, the Pet Adoption Center has 150 kittens in its foster program. The organization has seen a Read Full Article >>>
The Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center in Riverside is one of more than 300 animal shelters nationwide participating in the Empty the Shelters reduced-fee adoption event through July 31.
During the event, the Riverside shelter has reduced its adoption fees to $50 for adult dogs and $20 for cats and kittens, according to a news release.
The Empty the Shelters event is sponsored by Bissell Pet Foundation, a national nonprofit animal welfare organization, and MetLife Pet Insurance, which is offering 30 days of free pet insurance to adopters and the opportunity to buy a pet insurance policy..
Since Bissell Pet Foundation’s Empty the Shelters program began in 2016, nearly 158,000 pets at 669 animalwelfare organizations in 49 states and Canada have been adopted, according to the news release.
“I’m excited to see some of our long-stay resident pets go home,” Moises Martinez, animal care manager at the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center, said in the news release. “It’ll be great to meet with members of the community while getting pets adopted.”
The Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center is at 6165 Industrial Ave., Riverside. For information, go to petsadoption.org or call 951-688-4340.