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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

aace108901Gloria is a sweet, gentle two year old lady with a solemn face but a big happy heart! She could run and play all day, and would be a great companion for someone who's really active. (108901)

aabb108843b-3It'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 was adopted last week - 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)


Budgie boys Carson Wentz, Malcolm Jenkins, and Zach Ertz are three cool birds. They were left at the door of the Refuge in a cardboard box with many other budgies (again!), all looking to fly to a happy home!

108896 (Ferrari, red-eared slider turtle)

It's Ferrari the Red-eared Slider - just one of the cool chelonians hanging out at the Refuge, including Northern Redbellies Nona and Only, and adorable baby terrapin Finn (mouseover). Adopt a turtle today! (108896)

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 September: 53!
Lives saved in August: *100!
Lives saved so far in 2016: 637!

Fall in Love: September Senior Special!
Fall in love with our September Senior Special. Adopt a senior pet for 25% off. Seniors: adopt a pet for 25%. Seniors adopting seniors? 50% off! Find out more ...

Calling All Teachers!
It's back-to-school time - do you know about our Classroom Pet Program? Teachers can adopt a classroom pet for free (with ID). Find out more ...

Play With Our Cats & Kittens Online!
Now you can play with our cats and kittens online using our new Petcube Interactive Pet Camera and Laser Toy! Check it out 11-4 Saturday to Tuesday, and 11-6 Wednesday and Friday...

Upcoming Events

September Yappy Hour at the Refuge
Thu Sep 29 @ 5:00PM - 08:00PM

The Mac Fund Benefit at Harvest
Fri Sep 30 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM

The 7th Annual Mums and Mutts Fundraiser!
Sat Oct 08 @12:00PM - 04:00PM

9th Annual RiverCity Festival (Fishtown)
Sat Oct 08 @12:00PM - 06:00PM

Pumpkin Smash! 2016
Sun Oct 09 @ 1:00AM - 05:00PM

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

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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