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

Priority Animals:

Our priority animals are pets that have been at the shelter for an extended period of time with limited or no adoption interest, have behavioral concerns, or special medical needs. These priority 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 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 furever home**

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All Adoptable Cats:

Unsocial cats are cats that aren’t cuddly, but not quite feral. They've had little to no human interaction and require time, patience, and lots of love, so they can learn that humans aren't that bad! Unsocial cats would thrive in a home with another cat, where they can learn how to be a friendly, trusting companion. 

Spicy cats are cats that have a sassy personality. Sometimes it's because they are nervous, defensive, and aren't used to interacting with humans. They have lots of opinions, and they like things their way 90% of the time. Spicy cats would thrive in a home where they get time to get used to their new home, lots of love, but also enough space so they don't feel overwhelmed. If you don't mind a cat with a little sass then these spicy cats are perfect for you!

Working cats are feral cats that would flourish in an outdoor environment such as a warehouse, as a shop cat, or in a barn or backyard where they can keep the rodents away then cozy up on the porch or in a shed for a well-earned nap. Just because you adopt a working cat doesn't mean they won’t want to come inside and spend time with you. When these cats come into the shelter, they are scared and confused, but if you're patient, feed them regularly, and take the time to show these babies some love, they may find it just as comfy in your home as outside!


All Adoptable Dogs:

Other Animals Available for Adoption:

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

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.

Adoption Amenities

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.