Animal shelter

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Animals of the Week

Both animals are available for adoption at the San Marcos Regional Shelter. All ready-to-go pets, defined as cats and dogs that have already been spayed, vaccinated and microchipped, are $22 until further notice. This special price includes sterilization, veterinary examination, vaccines and a microchip. To meet our pets, please visit us in person at the shelter, open 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Or visit us online at to choose a pet, complete an online adoption application, then call us at 512-805-2650 or email [email protected] .gov to talk about it. If you would like to foster a pet, email [email protected] or visit to complete a foster application. Follow the shelter on Facebook @SanMarcosAnimalShelter and on Instagram @smtxanimalshelter for content and updates throughout the week.

Dog of the Week: Metapod

Metapod is a two-year-old, 54-pound, Australian Cattle Dog and Greater Swiss Mountain Dog mix with a big personality. He loves to herd people and animals, and we can’t blame him because he was born for the job. When playing with his canine friends, he tends to be more dominant, so he would prefer a submissive playmate who will do anything Metapod says. Due to his deep-rooted herding nature, he may do best in a home without young children or pets that don’t appreciate being told what to do by their furry peers. If you have a ranch with animals that need guidance, Metapod might be the perfect person for the job.

Cat of the week: Orange

Orange is an asocial 4-year-old orange tabby who learns that humans aren’t that bad. He thinks it’s cool when humans give him treats and some personal space when he asks for it. Since Orange has had little to no human interaction, it will take time, patience and lots of love after adoption. This sweet boy will thrive in a home with another cat, where he can learn to be a friendly, confident companion. Orange didn’t have the easiest life before coming to the shelter, and it’s time he was spoiled for the rest of his life.