Animal Shelter

The T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter provides service to the City of Manhattan, Kansas. It is operated by the Animal Shelter Division, which is part of the City Manager Department.

The shelter is open to the public from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and also on Sunday by appointment only. The shelter is closed on City holidays. The staff cleans, evaluates, vaccinates, and handles medical needs of the animals from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily. (Appointments may be made during this morning time frame ahead of time, but only if staff are available.)

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.

Service Areas

The T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter handles animals from the City of Manhattan and Riley County.

The cities of Leonardville, Ogden, Riley, Saint George and Wamego, as well as Pottawatomie County, have contracts to use the facility. The shelter does not provide services to Fort Riley or Junction City.

City of Manhattan animal control officers do not provide services outside the Manhattan city limits.

There is an $80 surrender fee per animal from all areas outside the City of Manhattan and unincorporated Riley County.

Apply for Adoption

To jump-start your adoption process, view available pets here.

Once you’ve found an animal you like, you can call us at (785) 587-2783, email us here, or stop by the Animal Shelter at 605 Levee Drive to visit with our adoptable animals!

Found Pets and Surrenders

Learn more about how to help with lost and found pets here.

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.

Read our full mission statement here.

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

Please click here to view available and lost pets.

  1. Animal Shelter

    Physical Address
    605 Levee Drive
    Manhattan, KS 66502

    Hours are 1 to 5 p.m.
    Monday thru Saturday
    Closed Sundays (appointment only)
    and City holidays

    Animal Control
    Contact via RCPD
    (785) 537-2112 Ext. 0
    or wait for an operator