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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

108749 (Dougie, Labradoodle dog)Cool action-packed dog Dougie is an awesome Chocolate Labradoodle looking for a loving dog-free home & experienced owner to romp & play! (108749a)

108843b (Blue, pit bull-mix dog - ADOPTED!)[ADOPTED] It's calm, friendly, gentle pit-mix boy Blue! Loves making friends, getting treats, people, dogs, and being petted. He arrived with sweet dog Gee who's already adopted - now it's his turn! (108843b)

108948 (Thomas, white & black cat)

 Thomas is a stunningly handsome guy, with mesmerizing sea green eyes. He'd like to come live with you in a home without other cats. Adopt! (108948))

108763 (Molly, black and white cat)

Molly is a very sweet, quiet little black & white lady with an adorable little moustache. Adopt - she's 25% off through 9/30 due to our September Senior Special - 50% if you're a senior too!! (108763)


Photoshoot in progress - watch this space!


Photoshoot in progress - watch this space!

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



Featured Foster of the Week



[IN FOSTER CARE!] Big sweet goofball Joppa is just a bundle of fun – he loves everybody. We're raising money to fix a major ACL issues. Donate or adopt this happy boy! (108766)

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






















Lifesaving Results
Lives saved so far in October: 69!
Lives saved in September: 66!
Lives saved so far in 2016: 719!

Fall in Love: October Adopt A Shelter Dog Month Special!
Fall in love with our Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month Special. Through the end of October, adopt one of our awesome dogs for between 10% to 75% off!

Halloween Pet Safety Tips
Halloween is almost here - check out our pet safety tips to make sure your four-legged friends have a fun holiday, not a scary one!

Upcoming Events

Talbot's Charity Event
Fri Oct 28 @ 4:00PM - 08:00PM

VCA Family Pet Resort Adoption Day (Newtown Square)
Sat Oct 29 @11:00AM - 02:00PM

Howl-O-Ween at Seger Park
Sun Oct 30 @ 4:30PM - 06:00PM

American Heart Association Heart Walk at Citizen's Bank Park
Sat Nov 05 @ 8:00AM - 10:00AM

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

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

Unleashed by Petco - Logan Square
The Granary (Across from Whole Foods)
1939 Callowhill Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
See event schedule

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

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