Adoptable Animals

If you're interested in one of our adoptable animals listed below, please fill out our adoption application and bring it to the shelter or email us to speed up your adoption process. If you are looking for your lost pet, click here.

Si estas interesado/a en adoptar uno de los animales en la siguiente lista, por favor de completar la solicitud de adopción. Puede traer el formulario al albergue o lo puede mandar por correo electrónico. Si estas buscando tu mascota perdida, haz clic aquí

All Adoptable Cats:

All Adoptable Dogs:

Other Animals Available for Adoption:

None currently - please check back here frequently or call the shelter!

Long-stay Animals:

Our long-stay animals are pets that have been at the shelter for an extended period of time. These animals are in swift need of a special adopter, time in foster away from the shelter environment, or to be pulled by a rescue. If you are interested in adopting one of the animals below or would like more information, visit the shelter during our open hours, call 512-805-2657, or email our adoption team. If you're interested in fostering, fill out a foster application then email to expedite your foster approval. If you're a rescue looking to pull one of these priority animals, please email **If a dog has an angel on their photo they are a Guardian Angel, which means a generous member of the community has sponsored their adoption fee to increase their chance of finding a loving forever home**

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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. 


What are the Requirements to Adopt?

  • 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, we strongly suggest that you bring it to the shelter for a meet & greet to evaluate compatibility. 

What are the Fees to Adopt?

Adoption fee is $97 unless otherwise advertised.

For Pets Other Than Cats or Dogs:

Occasionally, SMRAS will care for pets other than cats or dogs such as rabbits, guinea pigs, birds or other small mammals. If you see these pets available on our website, please contact for adoption information and fees.

Included with Adoption

All adoptions include the following:


  • Physical Exam
  • Rabies Vaccine (16 weeks or older), FVRCP Vaccine, Dewormer and Flea & Tick Treatment
  • Spay/Neuter
  • Microchip (Includes Enrollment)
  • Dewormed for Roundworms/Hookworm/Whipworm, Flea & Tick Treatment


  • Physical Exam
  • Rabies Vaccine (16 weeks or older), Bordetella and DHPP Vaccine
  • Spay/Neuter
  • Microchip (Includes Enrollment)
  • Heartworm Test (6 months of age and older) *
  • Dewormed for Roundworms/Hookworm/Whipworm, Flea & Tick Treatment

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