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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

aanNight1Night is one fun-lovin' action-packed dude looking for a home full of toys where he can run and play! Gets along great with other dogs and kids. Adopt!

aaxaIGorditaChihuahua lady Gordita is one snuggly little sweetheart with the cutest face ever! Her heart is big and wonderful and full of love - her back legs, not so much; they don't really work that well. Oh well, you'l just have to carry her around everywhere. She's ok with that! Adopt

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These two Muppets will always bring a huge smile to your face. The loud purr of Miss Piggy as you pet her ears, the happy look on Kermit's grey face as you scratch his chin - it's impossible to not fall in love with these two. They were super-playful in their foster home, but are overwhelmed back at the shelter. Give them a happy home for the holidays full of treats & head-scratches & comfort & joy - adopt!

bhaJanglesBig kitty boy Jangles is a cool guy who likes hanging out in our lobby window and enjoying the view. This super-duper staff favorite is just waiting to become your favorite - give this great cat a home for the holidays!

aazGeorgeAndStanleyGeorge is a big tan lop-eared bunny who loves hanging out with his little black&white friend Stanley - they'll groom each other, cuddle up together, and Stanley will snuggle close under one of George's big ears. (It's pretty adorable!).  bit of an odd couple, perhaps, but they make a good pair. They can't wait to hop away with you to get a home for the holidays - adopt! Adopt!

Featured Pet (Petsmart Center City) 

cdgSalem2Come meet enchanting ebony cat Salem at the Center City PetSmart, and fall under his spell! This 15 year old guy still has a lot of energy, but would also enjoy quiet time curled up in the sofa with you watching Sabrina the Teenage Witch reuns. Adopt!

Featured Pet (PetSmart King of Prussia)

fafSkylerAndLoraCool albino guinea pig mom Skyler and daughter Lori are waiting to meet you at the King Of Prussia PetSmart satellite adoption center - come fall in love!

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



Featured Foster Pets

Sweet gal Missy needs a home for the holidays! This cuddly calico lady would love to be your only pet, & dreams of quiet winter evenings curled up next to you by the fire. She can only stay in her foster home for two more weeks - contact us to set up a meet!

Thihking of becoming a foster pet parent? Apply online today! 










Lifesaving Results
Lives saved so far in December: 62
Lives saved in November:

Lives saved so far in 2017:
Lives saved in 2016: 924

Home for the Holidays Adoption Special!
To celebrate the holiday season, we're having a week-long heart-warming adoption event (Sat. 12/17 - Sat. 12/23). Find an new furry friend and invite them home for all the holidays to come - find out more!

Your Holiday Shopping Can Help Homeless Pets!
Have some holiday shopping to do? Help homeless pets at the same time by ordering online with Amazon Smile. Support the Refuge while you shop, and Amazon will donate to Refuge for each purchase! 

Get Shelter Pets Some Holiday Gifts!
Doing some holiday shopping? Here's our shelter pets' wish list! They've all been very good dogs and cats and bunnies and guinea pigs this year, and would love some toys and treats... 

Come Celebrate With Us!
We have some great events coming up in December - check out our calendar and come join us!

Upcoming Events

Happy Hour: Philadelphia Brewing Company
Wed Dec 27 @ 5:30PM - 07:30PM

Happy Hour at Manatawy Still Works!
Wed Jan 31 @ 5:30PM - 07:30PM

Happy Hour at MilkBoy Philadelphia
Wed Jan 31 @ 5:30PM - 07:30PM

21st Annual Fur Ball Gala: Havana Nights
Sat Mar 10

Adoption Locations

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

The Cat Doctor - Fairmount
535 N 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130

PetSmart Center City
1112 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Adoption Hours:
Mon, Wed, Thurs
10-2 and 5-9
Fri 10-4
Tues, Sat, Sun: TBA

PetSmart King of Prussia
131 Town Center Road
King Of Prussia, PA 19406

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