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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)

108510 (Boomer, black lab-mix dog)

Lab-mix boy Boomer is a big sweet happy boy! The only thing he's looking for is a active, exercise-loving home. (108510)


108434 (Chesa, gray cat - adopted!)

[ADOPTED!] Chesa is a sweet gray lady who wants to be your best friend! She has big enchanting green eyes, an adorable squeaky meow, and a heart full of love! (108463b)



Lucky is a calm and sweet young kitty boy. He has only three legs, but gets around just fine – nothing can stop this snuggly guy! Go ahead - be his lucky four-leaf clover and give him a home. (108489)

108570 (Saul, young ferret - ADOPTED!)

Say hi to one friendly four month old ferret boy! Saul is a fun, playful little guy who's hoping to wiggle home with you - adopt! (108570)

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 April: 75!
Lives saved in March: 57!

Kitten Shower May 1st-8th!
Kitten season has begun, so we're throwing a Kitten Shower - and you're invited! Drop off your gift at the Refuge, meet kittens, and get a free Morris magnet. Find out more or see our registry!

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

Philly's Anti-Puppy Mill Bill Passed!
Philly City Council just passed a bill banning the retail sale of pets from puppy mills, and requiring pet stores to get their pets from shelters or rescues! Thank you City Council, Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, and everyone who spoke out in favor of fighting puppy mills and saving shelter pets! More info here.

Upcoming Events

Volunteer Orientation (Approved Volunteers)
Fri Apr 29 @ 5:30PM -

Visit Us at Rittenhouse Square Flower Market!
Wed May 04 @ 9:00AM - 03:00PM

Visit Us at Rittenhouse Square Flower Market!
Thu May 05 @ 9:00AM - 03:00PM

Petco Adoption Weekend! (Museum District)
Sat May 07 @11:00AM - 02:00PM

Petco Adoption Weekend! (Museum District)
Sun May 08 @11:00AM - 02:00PM

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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