Adoption Center

Adoptable Animals (3)
Adoptable Animals (2)

How does the Adoption Process Work?

The first step is to meet our pets! Check out our Adoptable Animals online.  We are currently doing adoptions by appointment only. Please call 512-805-2657 or email adoption@sanmarcostx.gov to make an appointment to meet our pets.  We are limiting visitors to two at a time and are requesting that visitors are adults only. All visitors are asked to wear masks while at the shelter.  

When you arrive at the shelter, speak to an Adoption Counselor at our Adoption Center regarding your interest to adopt. They will arrange an interaction and discuss the best adoption match for you and your lifestyle needs. As soon as you are ready and the appropriate match is confirmed, it will just be a matter of completing paperwork and the adoption fee before you’re headed home with your new furry best friend! 

What are the Requirements to Adopt?

  • If you rent your home, you must provide a letter from the landlord giving you permission to have a pet on their property. A pet addendum to your lease will not be accepted.
  • If you are adopting a dog, and you or someone who lives in the home owns a dog, we strongly suggest that you bring that dog to the shelter for a meet & greet first to ensure compatibility.

What are the Fees to Adopt?

Type Fee
Dog/Puppy $94
Cat/Kitten $94
Ferret $45
Small Animals (other) $20

Adoption Amenities

All adoptions include the following:

Cats/Kittens

  • Physical Exam
  • Rabies Vaccine
  • Spay/Neuter
  • Microchip (Includes Enrollment)
  • Dewormed for Roundworms/Hookworm/Whipworm

Dogs/Puppies

  • Physical Exam
  • Rabies Vaccine
  • Spay/Neuter
  • Microchip (Includes Enrollment)
  • Heartworm Test (6 months of age and older) *
  • Dewormed for Roundworms/Hookworm/Whipworm

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