Lost / Found

View Lost and Found Pets
Add Lost and Found Animal

What should you do if you LOST your pet?

1) Watch the video below for some great tips

2) Add a Lost Pet notification to this website (click on the "Add Lost/Found Animal" Button above

3) Post a clear photo and your pet’s information including: age, sex, spay/neuter status, collar color and type, breed, color(s) and any distinguishing marks or characteristics plus last known location (include City and cross streets) and time/day pet went missing on these social media sites:


www.nextdoor.com for your neighborhood area and surrounding areas

www.findingfido.com (will automatically send a lost notice to SMRAS as well)

www.findingrover.com (uses facial recognition software to compare found pets including those inside our shelter to help locate your missing pet)

4) Check www.missionreunite.org for more tips on searching for your lost pet.


The Only Positive Identification for Your Pet is You

The City of San Marcos Animal Shelter is the regional shelter for Hays County, City of Kyle, City of Buda and City of San Marcos. We accept lost and surrendered pets from citizens and all pets impounded by Animal Protection Officers for these jurisdictions. We receive hundreds of cats and dogs every month.

The lost and found reports are only a reference for the public. All pet owners must come to the animal shelter to look for and identify a lost pet. Do not rely solely on this report to find your pet. In many cases, the animals listed on the Found reports are still being cared for with the finder. If the contact information is not available on the post, please contact the shelter at 512-805-2650 for more information.

The City of San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter and staff is not responsible for contacting citizens regarding lost and found animals. However, we will make every attempt to contact owners if the pet has a tag or microchip.  This page is a tool to assist you in locating your pet if it is not at the animal shelter.

Holding Times

The holding times for animals are from 0 to 5 days, depending on the animal’s condition and temperament and jurisdiction of impound. At the end of the holding time, the animals become property of the City of San Marcos and will be dispositioned as needed.

If you know your animal is at the shelter you must go to the shelter or contact us at 512-805-2650 within the holding period to identify the pet. If your pet is lost, please be sure to visit the shelter at least every 3 days as some pets can show up weeks and even months after they went missing. 

Please Note: Lost and found reports are posted on the Internet and visible to the public. All reports expire after 30 days.