(951) 688-4340
6165 Industrial Ave, Riverside
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The Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center offers two programs for school-aged, high school and college students.

PAC Paws Reading Program

The PAC Paws Reading Program helps children ages 6-13 develop compassionate relationships with animals by providing an opportunity for both kids and animals to spend time together in a calm and respectful environment.

WHAT: Children can practice their reading skills in a fun and non-judgmental atmosphere while giving our resident animals the chance to get socialization. The focus of the interaction is on reading rather than the animal, which teaches children how to be respectful of an animal’s space and body and provides a safe, positive interaction for the animal.

WHEN: Every Tuesday of each month from 2:00pm - 5:00pm and every Saturday of each month from 11:00am - 2:00pm (reading sessions last for 45 minutes)

COST: $7.50 per child (45 minute session). Reservations are required.

PAC PAWS INFO:

  • PAC Paws is for children ages 6-13.
  • Registration is on a first come, first served basis. We can accommodate 5 participants per session, so sign up early!
  • Registration fee is non-refundable.
  • In order to limit the number of people present, parents should plan to drop their children off after signing them in.
  • The Pet Adoption Center has a limited number of books, we suggest that your reader bring their own books to read.
  • This program is for humans only – please leave your great pets at home!

RESERVE A READING SESSION TODAY!

 

Study Buddy Program

Beat study and finals stress with Purr-Therapy.  Study with Cats!

WHAT: Are you looking for a pawsitive environment to study and relax in?  Or have you been holed up in the library and glued to the screen for hours, just come to the Pet Adoption Center already. Study with cats. Your session includes coffee/water, snack, free wifi, and cat study buddies.

WHEN:  Tuesday from 11:00am – 5:00pm with one-hour study intervals

COST: $10 per student, Reservations are required.  Fee waived in lieu of a donation from our wish list valued at $10 or more

  • While Study Buddy was designed for high school and college aged students, we’d gladly welcome others who need a change of scenery or would like a new environment to telework in.
  • Registration is on a first come, first served basis. We can accommodate 1 participants per session, so sign up early!
  • Registration fee is non-refundable.
  • Please bring your work or study materials with you
  • This program is for humans only – please leave your great pets at home!

BOOK A SESSION MEOW!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call 951.688.4340 x 325 or email