Animal Shelter

Covid Update: 5-16-20

The shelter is closed for normal business hours until June 1st in order to encourage social distancing and to follow CDC guidelines.

We will be conducting reclaims, adoptions, and surrenders by appointment only Mondays through Saturdays from 1-4PM. Surrenders will be considered on a case by case basis in order to avoid overpopulation in our shelter while we are closed. We will continue to take in strays as needed.

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!

To schedule an appointment or if you have questions, please call 


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