Although we are a publicly funded facility, our budget is limited. To keep all our animals in good care we encourage both adoption and charitable donations.

Guardian Angel

Our Mutt-Strutt Guardian Angel program allows loving individuals to sponsor a pet. Guardians simply pick the adoptable animal they like and sponsor them, or allow the shelter staff to select an animal for you. This sponsorship is beneficial for pets that may have a medical condition, are older or those that have been at the shelter longer. Many wonderful pets have found people with loving homes through this act of kindness.
Mutt-Strutt Guardian Angel Program

Kuranda Beds

Kuranda Dog Beds are a fantastic choice for shelters because they are sturdy, comfortable and chew-proof. The non-porous materials are easily sanitized with bleach or disinfectant. Dogs enjoy the comfort of the raised bed which gives them a soft and dry place to relax.

The Donate-a-Bed Program was created by the pet lovers at Kuranda as a means to help provide comfort to shelter and rescue dogs and cats. The program enables the public to easily send beds and fleece pads directly to their favorite shelters at discounted prices. Visit Kuranda's donation page for instructions on how to donate a Kuranda bed to the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter.
Every Petfinder shelter and rescue dog and cat deserve a Kuranda bed. Donate a bed.


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Donate a Thundershirt.
Donate a Thundershirt to San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter and make a difference in the life of an animal suffering from anxiety.

Donation Wishlist

Please see our new and improved donation option. Go to our Amazon wish list, select items from our wish list and have them shipped directly to the animal shelter right from your home or phone! It is easy, convenient and we have taken the guess work out of it for you by listing the most commonly used items and some extra special items the animals love to have. wish list

Supply Donations

Our facility gladly accepts donations of food, cat litter, pet supplies, treats, bedding, towels, blankets and comforters, newspaper and household cleaning products for daily use at the shelter. And we do accept broken or open bags and used products as well.

Gift Donations

As part of this program, someone may sponsor an adoption for a loved one, including a personalized acknowledgment as a unique and meaningful gift for anyone who loves animals.

Memorial Donations

Many families request donations be made to local animal shelters. San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter will send, on your behalf, an acknowledgment to the bereaved affirming your charitable gift.