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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

a108289 (Bailey, pit bull terrier mix)

Sweet two-year old girl Bailey went through a tough time before she came to us, but you'd never tell from her wiggly personality! She's looking for a happy home to shower her with love. (108289)

108370 (Rocco, pit bull terrier-mix dog)Rocco is a very, very good dog - sweet and gentle and all-around awesome. He has an old leg injury that makes him limp a bit, but doesn't slow him down! (108370)

108201b (Sam, gray and white tabby cat)

[ADOPTED!] Look at that face! Sam is a really cool cat who's been working in the shelter office as our lap-warmer & desk-sitter, but he'd love to have a real home.  Stop by & say hi! (108201b) 


Friendly little Sasha is a lovely older lady who wants to be your valentine. She's quiet and calm and would love to sit in your lap to get petted or curl up beside you on late-winter evenings. Adopt! (108178)

108358abcd (Leo, Mikey, Donny, and Raph, red-eared sllders)

Leo, Mikey, and Donny are three red-eared slider buddies looking for new homes. Adopt one or more! (108358abcd)

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 February: 29!
Lives saved so far in January: 50!

Puppy Bowl MVP!
Hometown hero/Morris pup Leah was crowned MVP in the third airing of Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl XII! Watch incredibly cute highlight videos and more at their site! And thank you to everyone who watched and voted!

Fur Ball Tickets!
Tickets are available now for our annual Fur Ball fundraising gala on March 19th, 2016! Learn more and order tickets online....

Cold Weather Pet Safety!
Winter weather has returned to Philly. Help keep your pets safe and happy with these cold-weather pet care tips for from the ASPCA!

Job Opportunities!
We're looking for an Adoption Coordinator. Come join our team! 

Upcoming Events

Pet Valu Bala Cynwyd Adoption Event!
Fri Feb 12 @ 2:00PM - 04:00PM

Pet Valu Bala Cynwyd Adoption Event!
Sat Feb 13 @12:00PM - 02:00PM

Volunteer Orientation (Approved Volunteers)
Fri Feb 19 @ 5:30PM -

Volunteer Orientation (Approved Volunteers)
Fri Mar 04 @ 5:30PM -

Fur Ball 2016!
Sat Mar 19 @ 8:00PM - 12:00AM

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

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