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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

aanNight1Night is one fun-lovin' action-packed dude looking for a home full of toys where he can run and play! Gets along great with other dogs and kids, although this goofball could use remedial puppy training. He's looking for someone with big dog experience and confident leadership. Adopt!

aaxaJSpike1Come meet Spike! He's a sweet dog (once he gets to know a person) who loves other dogs, walks, and playing with toys. It takes a bit for Spike to warm up to new people because he is stressed out being kenneled.Do you have big dog experience? Want to help Spike be the great dog he's meant to be? Adopt!

SmeeSmee is a cool, easygoing kitty guy who wants to snuggle with you! He has three regular legs and one little leg without a paw, but doesn't seem to care - he gets along quite well! Adopt!

bkd109673 BoonceCool older tabico kitty girl Boonce is looking for something. She's looking for a home. She's looking for a friend. She's looking for you! Adopt!

Featured Pet (Petsmart Center City) 

cdgSalem2Come meet enchanting ebony cat Salem at the Center City PetSmart, and fall under his spell! This 15 year old guy still has a lot of energy, but would also enjoy quiet time curled up in the sofa with you watching Sabrina the Teenage Witch reuns. Adopt!

Featured Pets (PetSmart King of Prussia)

aazGeorgeAndStanleyGeorge is a big tan lop-eared bunny who loves hanging out with his little black&white friend Stanley - they'll groom each other, cuddle up together, and Stanley will snuggle close under one of George's big ears. (It's pretty adorable!).  bit of an odd couple, perhaps, but they make a good pair. They can't wait to hop away with you to get a home for the New Year - adopt!

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


 Featured Pets Needing Foster Homes!


URGENT: FOSTER NEEDED for sweet mama dog Tink and her 12 adorable newborn puppies, arriving at the Refuge this Sunday, January 14th! We supply food and supplies. Want to help this precious little family? Email our foster coordinator Anthony or apply online now. Thank you - and please help spread the word!

Featured Foster Pets

Sweet gal Missy needs a home for the holidays! This cuddly calico lady would love to be your only pet, & dreams of quiet winter evenings curled up next to you by the fire. She can only stay in her foster home for two more weeks - contact us to set up a meet!

Thihking of becoming a foster pet parent? Apply online today! 










Lifesaving Results
Lives saved in 2018 so far: 
Lives saved in December 2017:

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

Fosters Needed!
We have adorable rescue dogs and pups arriving at the Refuge this Sunday, January 14th in immediate need of foster homes ASAP! See them and contact us today...

Closed for MLK Day.
The Refuge will be closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 15th. If there's an emergency, you can contact ACCT.

Winter Pet Safety
Brrrr ... it's cold out there! Keep your pets warm and safe with these cold weather safety tips from the ASPCA!

Come Celebrate With Us!
We have some great events coming up in January- check out our calendar and come join us!

Upcoming Events

Puppy Yoga with Amrita Yoga & Wellness!
Sat Jan 20 @ 1:30AM - 04:30PM

Happy Hour at Manatawny Still Works!
Wed Jan 31 @ 5:30PM - 07:30PM

Happy Hour at MilkBoy Philadelphia
Wed Feb 28 @ 5:30PM - 07:30PM

21st Annual Fur Ball Gala: Havana Nights
Sat Mar 10

Adoption Locations

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

The Cat Doctor - Fairmount
535 N 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130

PetSmart Center City
1112 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Adoption Hours:
Mon, Wed, Thurs
10-2 and 5-9
Fri 10-4
Tues, Sat, Sun: TBA

PetSmart King of Prussia
131 Town Center Road
King Of Prussia, PA 19406

Petplan Office
3805 West Chester Pike, Suite 240
Newtown Square, PA 19073
Call for hours: 866-467-3875

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