Animal Shelter

COVID Update: May 2021

The shelter is closed for walk-ins but we are open for visitations, adoptions, reclaims, and surrenders by appointment only. Our altered hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and we are closed on Sundays. If you need to make an appointment please call 785-587-2783.

The City of Manhattan mask ordinance expired at 11:59 p.m. May 16, 2021. You are no longer required to wear face masks within City limits, inside City buildings, or outside on City job sites.

Please follow CDC safety guidelines by washing your hands often and maintaining a physical distance of 6-feet while inside of the facility. The floors are marked to maintain distancing and hand sanitizer is available throughout the shelter. 

Stay home if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, if you have been exposed to anyone that is ill, or if you have recently traveled to a high-risk area. 

The shelter has a small staff, and are taking every precaution necessary to be able to continue caring for the homeless animals of our community! Thank you for understanding!

The T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter provides service to the city of Manhattan, Kansas.

The shelter does not provide service to the city of Riley, Junction City, Leonardville, Fort Riley or Ogden. There is an $80 surrender fee per animal from these areas.

Apply for Adoption

To jump start your adoption process fill out an application online! Once completed stop by to visit with our adoptable animals and we will already have your information on file!

Dog adoption application

Cat adoption application

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Mission Statement

We give sanctuary to animals, encourage adoptions, and promote responsible pet ownership. We serve the citizens and animals of our community by upholding the laws enacted for their protection.

Wish List of Items

See our wish list of items for dogs, cats, and general supplies that are always needed for our animals.

Available Pets For Adoption