Animal Shelter

Covid Update: 7/10/2020

We are now open for adoptions but we are still doing reclaims and surrenders by appointment. If you need to make an appointment please call #785-587-2783.

 We recommend following CDC safety guidelines such as washing your hands often and maintaining a social distance of 6 feet while inside of our facility. Masks are now required within Manhattan city limits.The floors are marked to maintain social distancing, we have hand sanitizer available throughout the shelter, and we have masks available if you need them! 

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

We have a small staff and we have to be here to care for the animals, so we 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 Riley County, Pottawatomie County and the city of Manhattan.

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.

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