Animal Control

Animal Tags

Phillipsburg City Code 2-202 requires the owner of any dog or cat over six months of age to be registered by the city clerk.  Registration fees shall become due and payable on and after January 1st- January 31st of each year. Fees are $2.00 for each neutered male or spayed female dog or cat and $5.00 each dog and cat who are not neutered or spayed.  A penalty of $0.50 is added for each calendar month it remains unpaid.  Proof of rabies vaccination is required at the time of registration. Once registered, the dog or cat is required to wear the city issued tag at all times.  Contact the City Office to complete animal tag registration. 

Animal Complaints


The City of Phillipsburg's  animal control officer, Timothy Driggs, works with residents to assist with dogs at large or vicious dogs. Complaints may be filed at  the City Office or contact Timothy Driggs at (785) 543-5234.

Dog Pound


If your dog is missing please check with the City of Phillipsburg City Office at (785) 543-5234 to see if your pet has been taken to the dog pound. The daily fee for keeping the dog is $25. Daily pound fees and applicable city dog tag fees must be paid for prior to taking the dog home.  If your dog has been taken to the local veterinary clinic, the fees charged by the clinic must be paid by the owner of the dog.

Adoption of Dogs


Dogs in the pound are available for adoption if they have not been claimed by their owner within 3 business days. A receipt from a licensed veterinarian for spaying / neutering the animal must be provided to the City Office prior to adoption. 

Receive Notifications when Dogs are in the pound


To receive alerts by text or e-mail when the City has a dog in the pound please subscribe to the City Office & Public Works Category in the Alert Center . Notices are also available at the City's Facebook page: The City Government of Phillipsburg KS.

Other Animals


The City of Phillipsburg is not licensed to shelter cats or other animals.

Local Veterinarians

Visit our Business Listing for local veterinarian contact information.