Adoptable Animals

Thank you for choosing adoption!

If you're interested in one of our adoptable animals listed below, you can speed up the adoption process by filling out an online adoption questionnaire. Once submitted, the online application will be emailed to our adoption office. Paper applications are available at the adoption office. If you have any questions, stop by our facility, email us, or give us a call at (512)805-2657. If you are looking for your lost pet, click here.

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All Adoptable Cats:

All Adoptable Dogs:


How does the Adoption Process Work?

Step #1)  View available pets online under "Adoptable Animals." Pick 3 pets online you are interested in meeting. If the location or bio of the pet you are interested in says "foster," it is not at the shelter, so please email for more information and to meet the pet.  

Step #2)  Come by the shelter during our open hours, call 512-805-2657, or email to discuss your interest. Before heading to the shelter, please check online to verify your top picks are still available. If they are not, we can still help find what you're looking for. 


Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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, it is required that you bring it to the shelter for a meet & greet to evaluate compatibility.