Shelter Donation Opportunities

Although we are a publicly funded facility, our budget and resources are limited. Many of the programs that we have initiated are made possible by community members like you, and directly contribute to saving lives. Below are a few ways you can help SMRAS!

Items needed for kitten season

Supply Donations

Please see above for items that are currently needed. Additionally, we always accept donations of frequently used items, used and new: 

Kitten Food- dry & canned
Puppy Food- dry & canned
Milk replacer
Dog Food - canned
Durable Toys (stuffing free)
Laundry Detergent
Cleaning Supplies
Dog & Cat Treats
Dog & Cat Shampoos
Blankets & Small beds

Donations may be placed in the blue bins outside each shelter door - whether we are open or closed.

Donation Wish List

Please see our new and improved donation option. On our Amazon Wishlist we have all our shelter "wishes" listed! All you have to do is select items from our wish list and have them shipped directly to the animal shelter right from your phone! To make it easier and more convenient for you, we have taken the guesswork out of wondering what the shelter may need by listing the most commonly used items and some extra special items the animals love to have!

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Monetary Donations

Credit card donations can now be made online using the button to the left! Your donation helps pay for medical treatment and helping pets find their forever homes!

Kuranda Beds

Kuranda Dog Beds are a fantastic choice for shelters because they are sturdy, comfortable and chew-proof. The non-porous materials are easily sanitized with bleach or disinfectant. Dogs enjoy the comfort of the raised bed which gives them a soft and dry place to relax.

The Donate-a-Bed Program was created by the pet lovers at Kuranda as a means to help provide comfort to shelter and rescue dogs and cats. The program enables the public to easily send beds and fleece pads directly to their favorite shelters at discounted prices. Visit Kuranda's donation page for instructions on how to donate a Kuranda bed to the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter.



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Gift Donations

As part of this program, someone may sponsor an adoption for a loved one, including a personalized acknowledgment as a unique and meaningful gift for anyone who loves animals.

Memorial Donations

Many families request donations be made to local animal shelters. San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter will send, on your behalf, an acknowledgment to the bereaved affirming your charitable gift.

Other Donations

Mutt-Strutt Guardian Angel Program

Mutt Strutt San Marcos is a 501c3 organization that raises funds to directly support shelter animals via adoptions sponsorships, or Guardian Angel Program, medical treatments, shelter equipment, and upgrades to animal living areas. Make a financial donation to the shelter through Mutt Strutt San Marcos.