Transfer Partners & the Central Texas Rescue Alliance

The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter team depends a great deal on support from community rescue partners throughout the state of Texas and beyond. We could not save the lives we do without the dedication of rescue groups, volunteers and fosters.

Moving forward, our collective coalition of approved animal rescue groups will be known as the Central Texas Rescue Alliance! As an Alliance, we are dedicated to sharing resources to help push Hays County toward a sustained 90% live outcome rate!

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To Become an Approved Rescue Alliance Partner:

Please see the application here, and submit the required documentation via email to and someone will be in touch with you. Please allow 3-5 business days for a response. For urgent matters call the animal shelter directly at 512.805.2650 during business hours

SMRAS Central Texas Rescue Alliance Partners:


Addicus’ Legacy

Albert’s Dog Lounge

All Texas Dachshund Rescue

American Belgian Malinois Rescue


Austin Bully Butt Rescue

Austin Boxer Rescue

Austin Dog Alliance

Austin German Shepherd Rescue

Austin Humane Society

Austin Pets Alive

Ay Chihuahua Rescue

Bay Area Adoptions

Border Collie Rescue and Rehabilitation

Border Collie Save and Rescue

Boston Terrier Rescue of North Texas

CAMO Rescue

Central Texas Dachshund Rescue

Central Texas Ruffugees

Charlie's Legacy Dog Rescue

Cibolo Animal Shelter

Cocker Rescue of Austin

Cutie PITtooties Pit Bull Rescue

Darling Paws

Diamond Dachshund Rescue of Texas 

Doberman Rescue of North Texas

Doodle Dandy Rescue

EPIC Animal Rescue

Final Frontier Rescue Project

Forgotten Felines of Texas

Frank’s Way

Freedom Collie Rescue

German Shepherd Rescue of Central Texas

Great Pyrs and Paws Rescue

Greyhound Adoption League of Texas

Hay Dude Equine Rescue

Heart of Texas Lab Rescue

Highland Lakes SPCA

Highway Hounds

Hill Country SPCA

Homeless Hounds Animal Rescue

Homes for Pets

Houston Chow Chow Connection

Houston Humane

Homeward Bound Rescue San Antonio

Hound Rescue

Holly’s Hope Rescue

Hunter's Dog Rescue

Hunter's Hope Rescue

IDOG Rescue

LabAdore Retriever Rescue

Little Woof Small Dog Rescue Inc

Lizzy’s Hospice

Lone Star Doberman Rescue of Texas

Lone Star Westie Rescue

Lucky Lab Rescue

Lucky's Legacy Rescue

Mile High Lab Mission

Miniature Schnauzer Rescue of Houston

New Hope Animal Rescue

North American Shar-Pei Rescue

North Texas Chow Chow Haven

PAWS Shelter of Central Texas

Pflugerville Pets Alive

Pooch Saves Rescue

Poquita Paws Rescue

POSO Dog Rescue

Prevent A Litter (P.A.L.S)

Pug Rescue Austin

Recycled Pomeranians & Schipperkes Rescue

Rescue the Animals SPCA

Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue

River City Inc.

Safe in Austin

Save Rocky The Great Dane

Schnauzer Rescue of Texas

Short Mugs Rescue Squad

South Texas Aussie Rescue

Soulfull is PAWSible

Tails within Texas

Texas Alaskan Malamute Association

Texas Cattle Dog Rescue

Texas Chihuahua Rescue

Texas Great Dane Rescue

Texas Great Pyrenees Rescue

Texas GSP Rescue

Texas Gulf Coast Bull Terrier Rescue

Texas Humane Heroes

Texas Husky Rescue

Texas Russell Rescue

Texas Special Needs Pets

Waggin’ Tailz Rescue and Adoptions

WAG (Wimberley Adoption Group)

Weimaraner Rescue Texas


Austin Pets Alive

Austin Siamese Rescue


Austin Humane Society

Merlin’s Hope Ragdoll Rescue

PAWS Shelter of Central Texas

Prevent A Litter (P.A.L.S)

Shadow Cats

South Texas Persian Rescue

Texas Humane Heroes

Thundering PAWS


Austin Guinea Pig Rescue

Hay Dude Equine Rescue

Central Texas Pig Rescue

Sugar Plum heading to Austin Bulldog Rescue

Austin Bulldog Rescue