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Posted on: July 27, 2023

[ARCHIVED] San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

Pets of the Week

Pets of the Week: 

Big John (52665109)

Big John, the 60-pound 3-year-old Shepherd/Pyrenees mix, is a gentle giant that has so much love to give. Big John is fantastic on a leash and saunters when on a walk. Staff and volunteers say that Big John is a little aloof, great in a kennel, and potty trained. He often follows staff and volunteers around the play yards asking for pets and attention. This laid-back pup would be great in almost any home! Come meet this sweet boy and fall in love today. 

Hot Tamale (52949278)

Hot Tamale has been waiting for his chance at a home for almost a month. As his name implies, Hot Tamale can be a little spicy when first meeting someone new. However, after some patience and time, he’ll show off his cute, goofy kitten nature. Hot Tamale is only 3 months old and a domestic shorthair mix. He loves toys and often brings all of his favorites to his bed with him. If you’re willing to let Hot Tamale decompress and warm up, he’ll show you a lifetime of love!  

Both pets are available for adoption at the San Marcos Regional Shelter. All ready-to-go pets are $22 and include spay/neuter, vet exam, vaccinations, and a microchip. To meet the pets, visit the San Marcos Regional Animal in person from noon – 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and from noon – 5 p.m. on Saturdays, or online at to choose a pet and fill out an online adoption application. Then, give the shelter a call at 512.805.2650 or email Anyone interested in fostering a pet should email or visit to fill out a foster application. Follow the shelter on Facebook @SanMarcosAnimalShelter and on Instagram @smtxanimalshelter for content and updates throughout the week.

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