Animal Shelter

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

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

Please call our office to schedule an appointment to surrender animals.

The shelter is open to the public from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. The shelter is only open by appointment on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, and closed on holidays. The staff cleans, evaluates, vaccinates, and handles medical needs of the animals from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily.

Animal control officers respond to calls from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and they are on call for emergencies on evenings and weekends. They also assist in the shelter as needed.

Apply for Adoption

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

Apply for adoptions here. If you’re interested in keeping up with the shelter, subscribe to our newsletter!

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.

Now Accepting Monetary Donations

T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter now accepts monetary donations! Click here to support T. Russell Reitz's mission to provide animal services to the community and its animals. 

Pets Available For Adoption

New adoption widget coming soon!

In the meantime, please click here to view available and lost pets