San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter


ADOPTION CENTER HOURS  RECEIVING/RECLAIM HOURS 
Mon       11:30 am-6:00 pm Mon       8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tues      11:30 am-6:00 pm
Tues      8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed       CLOSED Wed       8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thur      11:30 am- 6:00 pm
Thur      8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri          11:30 am- 6:00 pm Fri          8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat         11:30 am- 4:30 pm Sat         CLOSED
Sun        CLOSED Sun        CLOSED

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, never turning animals away for any reason.

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
2012 map hays

Staff


We have an excellent staff consisting of experience of all levels and backgrounds:
  • 4 Animal Protection Officers
  • 2  Clerk/Dispatchers
  • Animal Protection Supervisor
  • 8 Animal Shelter Technicians
  • Animal Shelter Supervisor
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Community Outreach Coordinator
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Animal Services Manager
We strive to provide superior standards with a clean and comfortable environment for animals in our care and excellent assistance for the citizens we serve.

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