Adoption Center

We encourage everyone interested in adopting a new pet to come visit the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter to view the wonderful selection of cats, dogs and small animals we have available for adoption. For added convenience, you may view the adoptable animals online. This list is updated immediately as they become available or unavailable. The photographs on this web page are made possible and maintained by our volunteers.
Dog and Cat Cuddling on the Grass
When you see an animal you are interested in, come in as soon as possible as we are first come, first serve and are unable to place holds on pets over the phone. You may also fill out and submit an Adoption Questionnaire online before you come to the Adoption Center.

Adoption Process


Please scroll through our fantastic selection of available pets. When you find one you are interested in, fill out an Adoption Survey immediately. The Shelter Staff will receive an electronic copy of your survey and keep it on file until you come in to the shelter to interact with the pet. Filling out the adoption questionnaire is the first step, you do not have to wait for someone to contact you regarding your interest in the animal - we are first come first serve and interested persons must come to the shelter during business hours to interact with the dog or cat of interest.

Speak to an Adoption Counselor at our Adoption Center regarding your interest to adopt and they will advise you of the Hold and Adoption process. Currently, animals will be ready for pick up from our veterinarians within 24 to 48 hours of the completion of adoption documents. All pets adopted from our facility are microchipped, spayed or neutered and vaccinated for Rabies prior to being released to the adopter. This is required by Texas State Law for any animal adopted from an animal shelter or rescue group. We do allow out of area adoptions as long as the selected pet is old enough to receive these services prior to being released to the adopter.