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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

107330 (Speedy, Chihuahua-mix dog)

Senior guy Speedy may be little,
but he sure is a trooper!
He survived cancer, and is still
spunky and full of energy.
Friendly and playful.
107354b (Jade, black and orange tortoiseshell cat)

Jade is a calm, beautiful tortoiseshell
lady, just 1 year old.
Sadly, her person had to move.
She's waiting to meet you at our
Pet Valu Bala Cynwyd adoption center!

106920i (Jake, domestic mouse - adopted)

a fancy mice boy - he's a friendly and playful little guy! Unfortunately, his owner had to go away. Adopt! Find out more about mouse care here ... (106920)

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



Featured Foster of the Week

107277 (Utley, gray and white foster kitten - adopted)

Gray and white baby boy Utley was found at a baseball field in a local park. He's a sweet and loving fellow and is looking for a foster home for only 2 to 3 months. So cute!

Interested in becoming a foster pet parent? Apply online today! Want to see more adorable pets looking for foster homes? Go to our foster page!


Lives saved so far in 2014:

Win a Kindle Fire in Time for the Holidays
We're raffling one off - donate online or at the Refuge - $5 raffle tickets 12/23 drawing- more info here!

Help Shelter Pets When You Shop Online!
Looking for more ways to help homeless pets this holiday season? Shopping online? Just order through AmazonSmile or iGive, and part of the price will be donated to the Refuge (at no cost to you)! And if you want to treat shelter pets to some holiday treats, check out our Amazon.com wishlist!

Petco Tree of Hope Program
Want to help homeless animals in Philly in December? Need pet supplies? Donate to the Tree of Hope program at three Philly Petco stores, and half will go directly to shelter pets at the Refuge! More info...

BISSELL 12 Days of Giving & Winning Contest
LAST DAY! From Dec. 8th - 19th, the BISSELL Pet Foundation's giving people 12 chances to win BISSELL products and select a $1000 donation for their favorite "Partners for Pets" shelter/rescue! Just like their facebook page and answer a daily question to enter.

Fosters/Volunteers Needed!
We're looking for volunteers & foster homes to help with our lifesaving mission.

Upcoming Events

Petco Adoption Event! (Art Museum Area)
Sun Dec 21 @12:00PM - 03:00PM

Petco Adoption Event! (Art Museum Area)
Sun Dec 28 @12:00PM - 03:00PM

Petco Northern Liberties Adoption Event!
Sat Jan 03 @10:00AM - 02:00PM

PetSmart South Philly Adoption Event
Sat Jan 03 @12:00PM - 03:00PM

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 - Art Museum Area
The Granary (Across from Whole Foods)
1939 Callowhill Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Times TBA

Unleashed by Petco-Northern Liberties
In the Shops at Schmidts
180 West Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Times TBA

PetSmart - South Philadelphia
2360 W. Oregon Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Times TBA

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