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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

108534 (Pepper, pit bull terrier-mix dog)
Friendly, playful pit-mix boy Pepper has a big tongue and a big heart! He's deaf, but he doesn't care. Adopt. (108534)

108659 (Oreo, black and white Shih Tzu dog)

Oreo is a very handsome and friendly little Shih Tzu guy, just three years old, and looking for a calm, loving home! (108659) 

ecb108553 (Baby, black and white cat)

Friendly black and white kitty boy Baby wants to be your baby! This handsome fellow has the funniest meow. Go ahead - adopt! (108553)


Fall in love with beautiful, quiet black and white lady Pandora! This big-eyed sweetheart can't wait to come home with you and snuggle. (108281b)

108685ab (Guinea pigs Fudge and Brownie)

Fudge and Brownie are two great little guinea pigs. They make the most adorable little guinea pig noises. Adopt! (108644ab)

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



Featured Fosterables of the Week


Watch this space - photoshoot in progress!

Watch this space - fosterable photoshoot in progress!

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
















Lifesaving Results
Lives saved so far in May: 51
Lives saved in April: 82!

La Salle TV Interview
Watch us get interviewed on La Salle TV's Philly Factor with Paul Perrello, and learn about our work helping homeless pets!

Join Our Team!
We're looking for a part-time Administrative Assistant. Are you a professional, organized, energetic, and motivated person? Find out more!

Upcoming Events

Volunteer Orientation (Approved Volunteers)
Fri May 27 @ 5:30PM -

Shelter Benefit Shopping Spree at Talbots!
Wed Jun 01 @ 4:00PM - 08:00PM

Volunteer Orientation (Approved Volunteers)
Fri Jun 10 @ 5:30PM -

Pride Kickoff Party
Fri Jun 10 @ 6:00PM - 10:00PM

ARTspiration at Fleisher Art Memorial
Sat Jun 11 @10:00AM - 03:00PM

Adoption Locations

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

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 - Logan Square
The Granary (Across from Whole Foods)
1939 Callowhill Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
See event schedule

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