Adoptable Animals

Adoptable Cats:

*Note: (BC) indicates the animal is part of the Barn Cat program.

Adoptable Dogs:

Other Animals Available for Adoption:

No animals in this category at this time.  Please check back soon!

How does the Adoption Process Work?

*The shelter is open for curbside services only until anticipated to re-open Monday, February 1, 2021.*

Adopters are encouraged to pick 3 pets online they are interested in meeting, and then call 512-805-2657 or email to make an appointment. 

The morning of your appointment, please check online to verify your top picks are still available. If they aren't, or you are unable to keep your appointment, please give us a courtesy call. Appointments are limited while we maintain safety of staff and public, so we must make the best use of time to successfully place our pets into their furever homes!

When you arrive for your appointment, call (512) 805-2657 for further instructions. 

1. View available pets online by clicking the "ADOPTABLE ANIMALS" button above.

2. If the Location or the Bio of the pet you are interested in says Foster, it is not at the shelter. Please email for assistance.

3. Complete the Adoption Application prior to your visit (located on each animal profile's page once you click their picture). This does not obligate you to adopt or guarantee an adoption, but it will speed up the process if you do find a pet you want to take home.

4. All members of the party must wear a mask at all times.


What are the Requirements to Adopt?

  • Adopters need to show a valid, Government-Issued I.D. and be 18 or older. Being a resident of San Marcos or Hays County is not required - we’ll adopt to good homes anywhere!
  • Adopters will have a conversation with our adoption counselors and volunteers regarding the best pet options for you.  While there is nothing that prohibits pets being kept primarily outdoors, you must have proper fencing and outside housing ready for your pet to keep it protected from the heat and inclement weather. If you need resources for creating a safe space for your pet inside, please ask - we’d love to help! Pets are almost always happier inside with their family.
  • Renters should confirm pet policies with their landlord or property manager. If a pet is returned because the landlord would not allow it, the adoption fee will not be refunded.
  • If there is another dog in your household, we strongly suggest that you bring to the shelter for a meet & greet to evaluate compatibility. (NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE DUE TO CLOSURES)

What are the Fees to Adopt?

Adoption fees, which are regularly $97, are reduced through January 31st to $21!

For Pets Other Than Cats or Dogs:

Occasionally, SMRAS will care for pets other than cats or dogs such as rabbits, guinea pigs, birds or other small mammals. If you see these pets available on our website, please contact for adoption information and fees.

Adoption Amenities

All adoptions include the following:


  • Physical Exam
  • Rabies Vaccine, FVRCP Vaccine, Dewormer and Flea & Tick Treatment
  • Spay/Neuter
  • Microchip (Includes Enrollment)
  • Dewormed for Roundworms/Hookworm/Whipworm, Flea & Tick Treatment


  • Physical Exam
  • Rabies Vaccine. Bordatella and DHPP Vaccine
  • Spay/Neuter
  • Microchip (Includes Enrollment)
  • Heartworm Test (6 months of age and older) *
  • Dewormed for Roundworms/Hookworm/Whipworm, Flea & Tick Treatment

* Ask about sponsored Heartworm treatment for our Heartworm positive dogs.