San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter

Adoption Center

The City of San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter is the stray animal intake facility for all of Hays County. We are a division of the Neighborhood Enhancement Department with 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.

ADOPTION CENTER HOURSRECEIVING/RECLAIM HOURS
Mon  12:00 pm to 7:00 pmMon 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tues  12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Tues  8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Wed  CLOSEDWed 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thur  12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Thur  8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm to 7:00 pmFri 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm to 5:00 pmSat  CLOSED
Sun  CLOSEDSun CLOSED


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 host location for Emancipet, a low-cost spay/neuter service.

Annual participation in community civic and educational programs and events including:

  • School STEM/Science Fairs
  • Animal Safety Awareness
  • Bite Prevention
  • Wildlife Safety Courses

The San Marcos Animal Shelter is a proud partner of PetSmart Charities and participates in a variety of adoption and outreach events. Some of those include:

  • PetSmart Adoptions
  • San Marcos Mutt Strutt
  • Pet Fest

Animal Services is a resource for the community. We aim to promote responsible pet ownership and a high standard of animal welfare. Some services available to the public are:

  • Pet Food Bank
  • Community spay/neuter assistance program

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