Help the Shelter

Although we are a publicly funded facility, our budget and resources are limited. Many of the programs that we have initiated are made possible by community members like you, and directly contribute to saving lives.

Volunteering

An amazing way for community members to give back is to volunteer. Find out more about volunteering here.

Financial Donations

Mutt-Strutt Guardian Angel Program

Mutt Strutt San Marcos is a 501c3 organization that raises funds that go directly towards sponsoring adoptions, contributing items to the shelter, and helping upgrade pet living areas. Make a financial donation to the shelter through Mutt Strutt San Marcos.

Item Donations

We always accept donations of frequently used items. 

Donation requests 2017

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.

Thundershirts


With it's patent-pending design, Thundershirt's gentle, constant pressure has a dramatic calming effect for most dogs if they are anxious, fearful or over-excited. Based on surveys, 85% of dogs show significant improvement in symptoms when using Thundershirt. Thundershirt is already helping tens of thousands of dogs around the world, and is recommended by thousands of veterinarians and dog trainers.
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.
amazon.com wish list

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.