Transfer Partners & the Central Texas Rescue Alliance

The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter team depends a great deal on support from community rescue partners throughout the state of Texas and beyond. We could not save the lives we do without the dedication of rescue groups, volunteers and fosters.

Moving forward, our collective coalition of approved animal rescue groups will be known as the Central Texas Rescue Alliance! As an Alliance, we are dedicated to sharing resources to help push Hays County toward a sustained 90% live outcome rate!

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To Become an Approved Rescue Alliance Partner:

Please see the application here, and submit the required documentation via email to and someone will be in touch with you. Please allow 3-5 business days for a response. For urgent matters call the animal shelter directly at 512.805.2650 during business hours

SMRAS Central Texas Rescue Alliance Partners:


Addicus’ Legacy

Albert’s Dog Lounge

Austin Boxer Rescue

All Texas Dachshund Rescue

Austin German Shepherd Rescue

Austin Humane Society

Austin Pets Alive

Border Collie Rescue and Rehabilitation

Border Collie Save and Rescue

Boston Terrier Rescue of North Texas

CAMO Rescue

Central Texas Dachshund Rescue

Cocker Rescue of Austin

Cutie PITtooties Pit Bull Rescue

Doberman Rescue of North Texas

EPIC Animal Rescue

Final Frontier Rescue Project

Finnick’s Rescue World

Frank’s Way

Freedom Collie Rescue

German Shepherd Rescue of Central Texas

German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue of Texas

Great Dane Rescue of Southeast Texas

Greyhound Adoption League of Texas

Hay Dude Equine Rescue

Heart of Texas Labs

Homeward Bound Rescue San Antonio

Hound Rescue

Highland Lakes SPCA

Hill Country SPCA

Holly’s Hope Rescue

Houston Chow Chow Connection

IDOG Rescue

Kubosh Adoptables

Lone Star Doberman Rescue of Texas

Lone Star Westie Rescue

Lucky Lab Rescue

Mile High Lab Mission

North American Shar-Pei Rescue

Prevent A Litter (P.A.L.S)

PAWS Shelter of Central Texas

Poquita Paws Rescue

Pug Rescue Austin

Rescue the Animals SPCA

Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue

Safe in Austin

Schnauzer Rescue of Texas

Short Mugs Rescue Squad

South Texas Aussie Rescue

Soulfull is PAWSible

Tails within Texas

Texas Alaskan Malamute Association

Texas Cattle Dog Rescue

Texas Chihuahua Rescue

Texas Great Pyrenees Rescue

Texas Gulf Coast Bull Terrier Rescue

Texas Humane Heroes

Texas Husky Rescue

Texas Russell Rescue

Texas Special Needs Pets

Waggin’ Tailz Rescue and Adoptions

WAG (Wimberley Adoption Group)

Weimaraner Rescue Texas


Austin Pets Alive

Austin Siamese Rescue


Austin Humane Society

Merlin’s Hope Ragdoll Rescue

PAWS Shelter of Central Texas

Prevent A Litter (P.A.L.S)

Shadow Cats

South Texas Persian Rescue

Texas Humane Heroes

Thundering PAWS


Austin Guinea Pig Rescue

Hay Dude Equine Rescue

Central Texas Pig Rescue