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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

10741 (Scooby, Lab-mix dog)

Look at that face, that grin, that tail! Scooby is a happy, handsome Lab-mix guy, just 2 years old & very friendly. He  loves to play! Neutered. (107414) 


107782 (Gumby, orange tabby cat - adopted!)

[ADOPTED!] Gumby is a mellow, easygoing orange tabby fellow whose favorite film is the cult classic "The Big Lebowski". The Dude abides ... waiting for you to adopt him! Neutered. (107782)


107861bca (Kristoff, Anna - (both adopted!) and Olaf, gray and gray&white kittens)

Even the coldest heart would fall in love with kitten siblings Kristoff, Anna, [both ADOPTED!] and Olaf (mouseover). They love to play & snuggle & watch Frozen! (107861)


107771/107808a (Hamsters!)

We have a number of hamsters, including longhaired & albino varieties, & dwarf hamster Alex (mouseover to see). Cute and playful! Many are spayed or neutered as well. (107747)

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



Featured Fosterables of the Week


Wonderful older lady Precious was adopted 13 years ago but sadly her person just died. A squeaky-voiced loving lap cat who enjoys napping under the desk as you work. She has the sniffles and would love to spend 2 - 3 weeks in a foster home to rest and recuperate. (107797)

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

Lives saved so far in 2015:

Foster Homes Needed!
We need your help! A number of cats at the Refuge have kitty colds (URIs) and need foster homes to rest and recuperate for 2 to 3 weeks. How to help ...

Discounted Dog Adoptions!
We've got dog adoption fees licked with our Dog Days of Summer special! All adult dogs here for a month or more are only $40 to adopt. Find out more ...

Discounted Cat Adoptions!
Extended due to popular demand! June is over, but you still have a chance to adopt cats (6 months+) at the Refuge a month or more for only $30!  Find out more ...

Summer Pet Safety Tips!
It's getting hot out there! Make sure your pets have it made in the shade with some handy summer safety tips...

It's Kitten Season - Help!
Kitten season soundss adorable. It's not. Find out what you can do to save kittens, from fostering to helping with vital supplies!

Upcoming Events

Dog Days of Summer Event at Blendo
Sat Aug 01 @11:00AM - 02:00PM

Volunteer Orientation (Approved Volunteers)
Fri Aug 07 @ 5:30PM -

PetSmart South Philly Adoption Event
Sat Aug 08 @11:00AM - 03:00PM

Petco Adoption Event! (Museum District)
Sat Aug 15 @12:00PM - 03:00PM

Adoption Locations

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

Rittenhouse Pet Supply - Center City
135 South 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Mon - Fri: 10am - 7pm; Sat 10am - 6pm; Sun: 11am - 6pm

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 - Art Museum Area
The Granary (Across from Whole Foods)
1939 Callowhill Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
See event schedule

Unleashed by Petco-Northern Liberties
In the Shops at Schmidts
180 West Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19123
See event schedule

PetSmart - South Philadelphia
2360 W. Oregon Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19145
See event schedule

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