San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter

The City of San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter is the animal housing facility for all of Hays County. We are a part of the Marshal's Office, for the City of San Marcos. As a municipal shelter, our facility is an open admission animal shelter. This means we accept lost and owner surrendered animals from all cities within Hays County, never turning animals away for any reason.

Our facility is approximately 15,000 square feet with an Adoption Center and a Receiving/Reclaim Office. The services we offer include Animal Control service for San Marcos city limits, a Volunteer Program, Public Education, and a regular location for Emancipet, a low cost spay/neuter service. We participate annually in:
  • Educational/Awareness Programs
    • KIND News by Humane Society of the United States
  • Events
    • Pet Fest
    • San Marcos Mutt Strutt
    • Spay Day USA
  • Grant Programs to provide free spay and neuter services for those in need of assistance
Hays County map with Animal Shelter

Staff


We have an excellent staff consisting of experience of all levels and backgrounds:
  • 4 Animal Control Officers
  • 6 Animal Shelter Technicians
  • Animal Control Supervisor
  • Animal Services Administrative Assistant
  • Animal Services Clerk
  • Animal Services Manager
  • Animal Shelter Supervisor
  • Animal Shelter Veterinary Technician
  • Community Outreach Coordinator
We strive to provide superior standards with a clean and comfortable environment for animals in our care and excellent assistance for the citizens we serve.

Location/Directions


The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter is located east of IH 35, at 750 River Road, approximately 1 mile south of Highway 80 in San Marcos, Texas.

Driving Southbound on IH 35


  • Take Exit 205 and turn left on Highway 80 (Hopkins Street).
  • Turn right at the light at the corner of Walmart, onto River Road.
  • Go down about 1 mile and we are located on the left side of the road.

Driving Northbound on IH-35


  • Take Exit 205 and turn right on Highway 80 (Hopkins Street).
  • Turn right at the light at the corner of Walmart, onto River Road.
  • Go down about 1 mile and we are located on the left side of the road.
Map of City of San Marcos with Animal Shelter