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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

107517 (La La, Pit Bull/Lab-mix dog)

La La wants to be your brown-eyed girl! This friendly pit-mix lady loves playing with her toys and is looking for a quiet, peaceful home with you. Spayed. (107517)

Abby's a stunningly lovely fluffy little lioness with a free & independent spirit. She's been running the Refuge office but would love to have a real home! Already spayed. (107601)

107495 (Jake, brown tabby cat)

Jake's a friendly, quiet guy who enjoys getting petted and loves company. He's been waiting for a loving home since Fall and has FIV (find out more). Already neutered. (107495)

107771 (Fancy/Albino Hamsters)

(more info coming soon)

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



Featured Fosterables of the Week


Special and her nearly-newborns are hoping for a foster home where they could snuggle and grow and play until they're big enough to be adopted! Apply online ...(107695a)

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

Lives saved so far in 2015:

Closed For Memorial Day
The Refuge will be closed Monday, May 25th for Memorial Day. If it's an emergency, ACCT is open 24/7.

It's Kitten Season - We Need Your Help!
Kitten season ... it sounds adorable. It's not. Find out what you can do to save kittens, from fostering babies to helping with vital supplies!

Volunteers Wanted:
Outreach Project.

We have a outreach project that needs several friendly volunteers with cars to survey their local business community. Find out more...

Shelter Manager Wanted!
Join the Refuge - we're looking for a Shelter Manager. More information....

Upcoming Events

Pet Valu Bala Cynwyd Adoption Event!
Sat May 23 @12:00PM - 03:00PM

Petco Adoption Event! (Museum District)
Sun May 24 @12:00PM - 03:00PM

Volunteer Orientation (Approved Volunteers)
Fri May 29 @ 5:30PM -

Petco Adoption Event! (Museum District)
Sun May 31 @12:00PM - 03:00PM

Adoption Locations

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

Rittenhouse Pet Supply - Center City
135 South 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Mon - Fri: 10am - 7pm; Sat 10am - 6pm; Sun: 11am - 6pm

Bala Cynwyd Pet Valu - Bala Cynwyd
Bala Cynwyd Shopping Center
49 E. City Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Mon - Sat: 9am - 9pm; Sun 10am - 6pm

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

Unleashed by Petco-Northern Liberties
In the Shops at Schmidts
180 West Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19123
See event schedule

PetSmart - South Philadelphia
2360 W. Oregon Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19145
See event schedule

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