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Welcome to Morris Animal Refuge

The Morris Animal Refuge is a 501(c)(3) open admission shelter dedicated to helping the homeless, abandoned and unwanted pets of the Philadelphia region.  Founded in 1874 by Elizabeth Morris, we were the first organization dedicated to sheltering and rehoming pets, and continue that legacy today by providing adoptions, a low-cost spay/neuter program, fostering, humane education and more.   (read more

Featured Pets of the Week

ada109301b-2 KatoSweet older chihuahu-mix pudgebucket Kato and his friend Shady the Shih Tzu (see our pets) have been a pair since they were puppies 13 years ago. Sadly, their loving owner just wasn't able to care for them any more. We're hoping to find both a happy home where they can spend their golden years together. Can you help? Adopt! (109301ab)

agn109-3 Baxter ADOPTED[ADOPTED!] Baxter is a really great friendly little dog! His hind legs don't really work due to an old injury, but since he got his wheels there's no stopping him! Just two years old and really sweet - come meet him today! (109356)

bah109370 Igor ADOPTED[ADOPTED!] It's Igor! This cool 3 year old guy is super-friendly and playful. He has a head tilt due to a mild neurological issue that gives him a bit of trouble with balance, but he gets along fine. Adopt! (109370)

bcbc109274 Orkid ADOPTED[ADOPTED!] Orkid is a really friendly 7 year old kitty guy who absolutely loves to lie in your arms getting petted and purring (and drooling all over you, but hey, we all have our faults). Adopt! (109274)

arbbunniesFour adorable baby bunnies - Lapis, Peridot, Glass, and Holly -searching for 'hoppy' homes - they'll be available very soon! Looking for a bunny buddy? Apply online now - they'd love to hop home with you!

Interested?  Apply online today! Want to see more great adoptable pets? Go to our Adoption page!



Featured Foster Pet of the Week



Photoshoot in progress - watch this space!

Interested in becoming a foster pet parent? Apply online today! 













Lifesaving Results
Lives saved so far in March: 74!
Lives saved so far in 2017:
Lives saved in 2016: 924!

There are only
days left until our
20th Annual Fur Ball Gala!
Buy tickets now!

Vote for Igor 3/30 in the #TournamentOfTails!
Thanks to you, cool special-needs cat Igor has advanced to the "Elite 8" round in Petplan's March Madness-themed Tournament of Tails! On Thursday, March 30th he'll be representing Philly in his quest to win $5,000 for shelter pets. He can't do it without you, so on 3/30 don't forget to vote and share for Igor!

Street Crew Wanted!
We need you - to help put up posters, palm cards, etc. to promote our upcoming events, adoptable pets, and more. Interested?

Winter Pet Safety
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Adoption Locations

Morris Animal Refuge - Center City
1242 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Doggy Style Pets - Headhouse Square
604 S 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Mon - Sat: 9am - 8pm; Sun: 10am - 7pm

Unleashed by Petco - Art Museum Area
The Granary (Across from Whole Foods)
1939 Callowhill Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
See event schedule

Petplan Office
3805 West Chester Pike, Suite 240
Newtown Square, PA 19073
Call for hours: 866-467-3875

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