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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

a109301a ShadySweet older gentlemen Shady the Shih Tzu and his chihuahu-mix pudgebucket friend Kato (mouseover) 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)

a109289 GuyLooking for a new friend for the New Year? Guy is your guy! This cool six-year-old pit bull-mix boy is a great dog for just hanging out. He's looking for a hapy home - how about yours? (109289)

bfh109238-3  BlackieSweet girl Blackie is an affectionate cat who loves to get petted & purr! She likes being cozy & will roll herself up in blankets to make a kitty burrito. Seven years old & full of love. Give her a new home for the New Year! (109154a)

bbd109290 JoeyJoey is a cool, easygoing big ol' orange tabby dude.Just six years old and looking for a loving home - adopt! (109290)

baaaatTURFranklin is a cool Red-Eared Slider turtle - he's looking for a new home for the New Year! (109287)

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



Featured Foster Pet of the Week


Capri and her pups/Three of Capri's pups (mouseover)

It was a real Christmas miracle - on Dec. 25th good dog Capri gave birth to 11(!) tiny babies. Now this little Lab-mix mama has a peaceful place to stay for about 8 weeks while she raises her kids, just until they're big enough to adopt. Check back soon for more! (109267)

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











Lifesaving Results
Lives saved so far in 2017: 30!
Lives saved in 2016: 924!

We're Going To the Puppy Bowl!
Want to cheer someone local on Superbowl Sunday? Shelter pup Max is going to be representing Philly in Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl! Watch him Sunday, Feb 5th or join us at a Devil's Den Puppy Bowl party to meet the star himself!

Winter Pet Safety
Worried about winter? Chill out with cold-weather pet safety tips.

Upcoming Events

Puppy Bowl Party at Devil's Den
Sun Feb 05 @ 2:00PM - 05:00PM

Puppy Bowl! (Animal Planet)
Sun Feb 05 @ 3:00PM -

Adoption Event at the Broomall Pet Valu
Sat Feb 11 @11:00AM - 02:00PM

Save the Date: Our 20th Annual Fur Ball Gala!
Sat Apr 01

Adoption Event at the Broomall Pet Valu
Fri Apr 21 @11:00AM - 01:00PM

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