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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 Dogs of the Week!

1-Chase4Chase is a super-playful Jack Russell/Beagle-mix guy will keep your house safe from Squeaky Toy incursion (& have tons of fun doing it). He does have some behavior issues, but that does't mean he shouldn't get a loving home! Are you an experienced dog owner willing to work with Chase to help him become the best dog he can be? Contact us today to find out if he's is a good fit for you!

YoungBuck1Young Buck and Fudge are two sweet Chihuahua-mix boys, 12 and 7 years old who were abandoned together at the Refuge. This adorable bonded pair is hoping for a happyhome where they can stay together and get lots of love. Adopt!

Featured Cats of the Week!

Jet SharkCool, cuddly guy Jet has lived with little kids, big kids, adults, and old folks, and got along great with all of them. He loves to get petted and play with balls and string. He currently needs a prescription diet (Science Diet c/d or the equivalent), but that's a small price to pay to enjoy the company of such a good cat!

b12Sparkle3Sparkle is a pretty 8 year old kitty girl looking for a calm, quiet, loving home. She has beautiful sea-green eyes that whisper of beachgrass waving along a sandy shore and buckets full of fascinating shells. Come away with her for a fun vacation - and a lifetime of love - adopt!

Featured Pets at CenterCity PetSmart!

cdcBabyIt's fantastic fluffy five-year-old fellow Baby! Interested? Stop by the Center City PetSmart to meet him - and adopt!

ceh18BeauAndAriaBeau and Aria are adorable eight month old kitten siblings. Stop by the Center City PetSmart to meet him - and adopt!




Lifesaving Results
Lives saved in June so far:26 
Lives saved in May: 
Lives saved in April: 72

Lives saved in 2018 so far: 

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

$25 Cat Adoption Special!
June is National Adopt A Shelter Cat Month, so all month you can adopt one of our adorable adult kitties (six months and up) for just $25! See our awesome kitties and fall in love today.

Foster and Volunteer Open Houses!
Love animals? Interested in helping save shelter pets? We will be having a Foster Orientation Open House Wed., June 6th and a Volunteer Orientation Open House Wed., June 20th. All sorts of opportunities available - click to find out more! 

Warm-Weather Pet Safety
Summer is coming - keep your pets happy and healthy with these warm weather safety tips from the Refuge!

Upcoming Events

Open House Volunteer Orientation (RESCHEDULED)
Wed Jun 20 @ 6:00PM - 07:00PM

Mewtiny on the Moshulu, presented by the Mac Fund
Thu Jun 21 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM

Pups And Pints!
Sat Jun 23 @ 1:00PM - 05:00PM

Puppy Yoga at the Logan Hotel
Sun Jun 24 @ 1:00PM - 02:00PM

Puppy Yoga at the Logan Hotel
Sun Jun 24 @ 3:00PM - 04:00PM

Adoption Locations

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

PetSmart Center City
1112 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Adoption Hours:
Mon - Fri: 3:00pm -6:00pm
Sat - Sun: 12noon - 2pm

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