Pets Ready For Adoption Here are just a few of the great pets available at our shelter!

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    107707 (Nova, Mastiff-mix dog) 107918 (Hanukah, chihuahua) 107610 (Gordon, American Bulldog/Lab-mix) 10741 (Scooby, Lab-mix dog)
    Sweet young lady Nova has a big tongue and an even bigger heart. She's a fun-size Mastiff-mix full of goofy happy playful love! Just 1 year old. Spayed. (107707) Hanukah's a sweet little Chihuahua girl who was born with 3 good legs and 1 that doesn't work quite right, but she doesn't care. Sadly, her person died.  Give her a home - adopt!  (107918) What a big doggy grin! Gordon's a friendly, playful high-energy guy, only 2 years old. He'd love to be your running/biking partner. Neutered. (107610)
    $40 ADOPTION SPECIAL
    Look at that face, that grin, that tail! Scooby is a happy, handsome Lab-mix guy, just 2 years old. He loves to play! Neutered.
    (107414)
    $40 ADOPTION SPECIAL
           
    107751c (Elvira, black and white kitten)  107714 (Amy, black kitten) 107662be (Mystique  black&white kitten, and Ant-Man (adopted) brown tabby & white kitten) 107912 (Gio, gray and white tabby cat)
    Elvira
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    (107751)
    [ADOPTED!] Amy
    (more info coming soon)
    (107714)
    [ADOPTED!] Mystique (left) and Ant-Man
    (adopted!) (more info coming soon)
    (107662b&e)
     Gio
    (more info coming soon)
    (107912)
           
    107899 (B.B. King, medium/longhair orange&white cat) 107855 (Spot, black and white kitten) 107882 (Queen Bee, brown tabby cat) 107847 (Alicia, tortoiseshell cat)
     B.B. King
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    (107899)
    Spot
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    (107855)
    Queen Bee
    (more info coming soon)
    (107882)
     
    [ADOPTED!] Alicia
    (more info coming soon)
    (107847)
           
    107900 (Spyke, orange & white cat) 107871 (Big Tom, orange & white cat) 107873a (Johnny Cash, black and white/tuxedo cat) 107753 (Roxy, gray cat)
    Spyke
    (more info coming soon)
    (107900) 
     
    Big Tim
    (more info coming soon)
    (107871)  

    Johnny Cash
    (more info coming soon)
    (107873a)

    Lovely gray girl Roxy is quiet and sweet. She's just 1 year old, but wise and mysterious beyond her years; a cat of mist and shadow. A bit shy, but wants to be friends. Spayed. (107753)
    $20 ADOPTION SPECIAL
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    107674c (Cagney, tortoiseshell cat) 107797-2 107794 (Special II, tortie cat) 107862 (Pebbles, black & white cat)
    Cagney is a feisty gal, the kind you find in old movies snapping gum and making wisecracks. Dame, diva - but beneath all that, a heart of gold. Adopt! Spayed. (107674c)
    $20 ADOPTION SPECIAL
    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. Spayed. (107797)
    $20 ADOPTION SPECIAL
    Special
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    (107794)
    $20 ADOPTION SPECIAL

    Pebbles
    (more info coming soon)
    (107862)
    $20 ADOPTION SPECIAL
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    107771-4 107771 (Hamsters, mostly white - fancy longhaired, albino, etc.)) 107771 (Hamsters, mostly white - fancy longhaired, albino, etc.)) 107752 (Butterz and Gizmo, chinchillas)
    We have quite a few hamsters, including longhaired & albino varieties, and some adorable younsters as well. Cute and playful! Many are spayed or neutered too. (107747)
    Butterz & Gizmo are 2 sweet and incrediby soft chinchillas looking for a loving home! Chinchilla care is perhaps a little bit more complicated, but definitely worth it! (107752)
  • 107751c (Elvira, black and white kitten) 107824b (Joey, brown tabby kitten) 107912 (Gio, gray and white tabby cat) 107714 (Amy, black kitten)
    Elvira
    (more info coming soon)
    (107751)
     
    [ADOPTED!] Josh
    (more info coming soon)
    (107824b)
    Gio
    (more info coming soon)
    (107912)
    [ADOPTED!] Amy
    (more info coming soon)
    (107714)
           
    107850 (Loverboy, gray kitten - adopted!) 107861bcAdopted 107751d (Lambo, orange tabby kitten - adopted!) 107846ab (Jazzy and Sazzy, brown tabby kittens - adopted!)
    [ADOPTED] "How do you call your loverboy?", that old Micky & Sylvia song asks. Well, you call the Refuge and say you want to adopt Loverboy, the sweetest kitten ever! (107850) [ALL ADOPTED!] Even the coldest heart would fall in love with kitten siblings Olaf, Kristoff , and Anna . They love to play and snuggle and watch Frozen. (107861) [ADOPTED!] Lambo
    (more info coming soon)
    (107751d)
    Josh
    (more info coming soon)
    (107824b)
  • Some things just get even better with age, like fine wine, and true love ... and pets!
    Here are some of our superb senior pets, rich in years, wisdom, and love.
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    Wonderful older lady Precious was adopted 13 years ago but her person just died. A squeaky-voiced loving lap cat who enjoys napping under the desk as you work. Spayed. (107797)
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    [ADOPTED!] 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. (107330)
           
    107288 (Katrina, tortoiseshell cat - adopted) 107307 (Squirt, black and white/tuxedo cat - adopted!) 107667a (Ophelia, dilute calico cat - Adopted) 106636 (Spike, black and white cat - adopted!)
    [ADOPTED!] Lovely autumn-colored tortoiseshell lady Katrina's a senior sweetheart looking for a happy home. She's calm & beautiful; also spayed, declawed & microchipped.(107288) [ADOPTED!] Squirt is a cool, easy-going & very dapper older gentleman. The landlord said he had to go, so he needs a new home.  (107307) [ADOPTED!] Ophelia's a sweet older dilute calico lady  w/ a cute little nose. Sadly, her people had to move away. (107667a) [ADOPTED!] Spike is a sweet old lady who loves to relax & snuggle - the kind of cat every home needs along with hot tea, freshly baked bread, and a comfy rocking chair. . (106636)
  • Some of the cats at our satellite adoption location at Bala Cynwyd Pet Valu,
    Bala Cynwyd Shopping Center, 49 E. City Ave, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
    107837 (Charlie Tuna, Snowshoe cat - adopted) 107763a (Alex, black & white tuxedo cat) 107779 (Daisy, white cat) 107785 (Ryan, gray cat)
    Charlie Tuna
    (more info coming soon)
    (107837)
    Alex
    (more info coming soon)
    (107763a)

    $30 ADOPTION SPECIAL
    'Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer true/I'm half crazy waiting to adopt you...' Just 10 months old, this sweet kitty was rescued from the Philly streets and wants a loving home! Spayed. (107779)
    $30 ADOPTION SPECIAL
    Ryan
    (more info coming soon)
     (107785)
    $30 ADOPTION SPECIAL
           
        Some of the cats at our satellite adoption location at Rittenhouse Pet Supply,
    Rittenhouse Square, 135 South 20th St. Philadelphia PA 19103
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    107687Adopted 107589 (Rhonda, black and white cat - adopted!) 107706 (Austen, tabby cat - adopted!) 107635 (Raspustina, orange and white tabby cat - adopted)
    [ADOPTED] Pepsi was injured in a household accident, but we fixed him up. Very easygoing (even in pain he was calm & trusting); likes to play with string, 'help' with paperwork.  (107670a) Rhonda's a sweet lady, 2 years old, w/ a sad story (left alone in the house after her person died). But she doesn't care about that - she just wants to purr & be petted & love you!  (107589) [ADOPTED!] Austin
    (More info coming soon!)
    (107706)
    [ADOPTED!] Rasputina is a sweet and playful young orange tabby lady, only 1½ years old, who enjoys cello music, history, & of course purring & getting petted (107635)
  • Photoshoot in progress - check back soon! 107771 (Fancy/Albino Hamsters!) Photoshoot in progress - check back soon! 107752 (Butterz and Gizmo, chinchillas)

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    We have a number of hamsters, including longhaired,  albino, and dwarf varieties. Cute and playful! Many are neutered or spayed.
    (107747)

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    Butterz & Gizmo are 2 sweet chinchillas looking for a loving home! Chinchilla care's a bit complicated, but it's definitely worth it! (107752)
           
    107736Adopted 107678a (Stevie and Gidget, guinea pigs) 107692ab (Bertie and Art, white&blue and green&yellow budgies (parakeets)) 107690 (Buster, rabbit - transferred to rabbit rescue!)
    [ADOPTED] Frokey is a really, really cute guinea pig boy - calm, friendly, and outgoing. Just 1 year old. Sadly, his family had to move & couldn't take him – adopt! (107736) [ADOPTED!] Stevie and Gidget
    (More info coming soon!)
    (107678ab)
    [ADOPTED!] Art and Bertie
    (More info coming soon!)
    (107692ab)
    Buster is a calm and friendly bunny boy, 1 year old! Sadly, his person wasn't able to care for him any more, so he's hoping to hop home with you!
    (107705)
           
    107590 (JJ, Lionhead/Lop-mix white w/ brown rabbit - transferred to rabbit rescue!)) 107597ab (Sarah and Winifred, ferrets - adopted!) 107538 (Turtle, red eared slider - adopted!) 107651 (Aspen, lop-eared rabbit - transferred to rabbit rescue!)
    [TRANSFERRED TO RABBIT RESCUE] JJ is a cool 10½ month old bunny boy, a Lionhead/Lop mix. He just arrived at the shelter, but seems very friendly. (107590)

    [ADOPTED!] Sarah and Winifred are two curious and clever young ferrets. Friendly and utterly adorable.  (107597) [ADOPTED!] It's Turtle, a red-eared slider. Not a fancy or pretentious name, but he figures it suits him.  A turtle of simple tastes - good-sized tank, warmth, yummy food, clean water. (107538) Aspen is an adorable little lop-eared bunny girl, just 1½ years old. Sadly, her person had to move away. She's hoping to hop home with you! Info about rabbits as pets here. (107651)
           
    107363 (Sunny and Tiger, leopard geckos) 107334 (Logan, young dwarf lionhead-mix rabbit - adopted) 106920 (Jake and Dex, fancy mice boys - adopted!) 107582 (Scout and Jem, finches - adopted!)
    [ADOPTED!] Sunny and Tiger, leopard geckos
    (107363)
    [ADOPTED!] Logan
    Description coming soon!
    (107334)
    [ADOPTED] Dex &Jake (mouseover for both) Fancy mice boys - friendly and playful little guys! Unfortunately, their owner had to go away. (106920) [ADOPTED!]It's Scout & Jem, 2 friendly little finches? (We're not sure what kind - maybe Society Finches?) They enjoy flitting about their cage, chirping quietly. (107582)
  • Dashing and dapper, these black or black&white felines go with everything! They're classic, timeless, and full of purrs. Adopt!
    107674b (Rollie, black cat)  107763a (Alex, black & white tuxedo cat)  Photoshoot in progress - check back soon! Photoshoot in progress - check back soon!
    Rollie
    (more info coming soon)
    (107674b)
    $30 ADOPTION SPECIAL
    Alex
    (more info coming soon)
    (107763a)
    $30 ADOPTION SPECIAL

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    107667b (Penny, longhaired black cat - Adopted!) 107589 (Rhonda, black and white cat - adopted!) 107576 (Temperance, black & white cat - adopted!) 107627 (Groot, B&W tuxedo cat - adopted!)
    [ADOPTED!] Pretty Penny is a lovely longhaired lady who's looking for a loving home. Sadly, her people had to move away and couldn't take her along. Go ahead - adopt! (107667b) Rhonda's a sweet lady, 2 years old, w/ a sad story (her person died & she was left alone in the house). But she doesn't care about that - she just wants to purr & be petted & love you! (107589) [ADOPTED!] Temperance is a sweet young lady, just 1 year old, who was found abandoned in a house. She loves dozing in the sunshine & is hanging out at our Bala Cynwyd  adoption center. (107576) [ADOPTED!] "I am Groot!" He's an easygoing 2 year boy who's full of love & affection & wants to be your cuddlebuddy! Will roll over and actually let you rub his tummy! (107631a)
  • Here are pets that need some extra help. They may not be perfect, but isn't that what love's about? You can foster them until they find a forever home - or maybe you could be that home?
    107631a (Oliver, orange tabby cat -Adopted! 107513 (Zephyr, longhaired calico tabby cat - adopted!) 107495 (Jake, brown tabby cat - Adopted!) 107601
    [ADOPTED!] "Please, sir, I want a home." Oliver's a gentle, super-friendly tabby guy who's had some bad luck, from having to live out on the street to catching FIV. Help him out! (107631a)! [ADOPTED!] Beautiful tabico Maine Coon-mix lady Zephyr is here at the Refuge office, waiting for you to adopt her! Sweet & lovely & looking for a calm, peaceful home. (107513) [ADOPTED!] Jake's a friendly, quiet guy who enjoys getting petted and loves company. He's been waiting for a loving home since Fall and is FIV+. Already neutered. (107495) Abby's a stunningly lovely fluffy little lioness with a free & independent spirit. She's been running the Refuge office but would love to have a real home with you. Spayed. (107601)
    $30 ADOPTION SPECIAL
  • These cats are currently residing in the Morris Animal Refuge office while they wait to be adopted!
    106974a (Agate, tortoiseshell cat) 106833 (Brianna, brown and white tabby cat - adopted!) 107797 (Precious, calico cat) 107601
    ADOPTED! - Agate is a quiet, friendly and strikingly beautiful torbie (tortoiseshell tabby) girl, just 1 year old.  She's looking for a loving home and is hoping maybe it'll be with you!
    (106974a)
    ADOPTED! - Agate is a quiet, friendly and strikingly beautiful torbie (tortoiseshell tabby) girl, just 1 year old.  She's looking for a loving home and is hoping maybe it'll be with you!
    (106974a)
    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. Spayed. (107797)
    $30 ADOPTION SPECIAL
    Abby's a stunningly lovely fluffy little lioness with a free & independent spirit. She's been running the Refuge office but would love to have a real home with you. Spayed. (107601)
    $30 ADOPTION SPECIAL

Animal Adoption

• Welcome to the Morris Animal Refuge's Adoption page. Thank you for choosing to adopt. We sincerely hope that you will open your heart and home to one of the many wonderful animals at Morris. Morris' adoption services cover the Greater Philadelphia/Pennsylvania Region including the tri-state area: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.

• To adopt you will need to fill out our Online Adoption Application or complete one at the Morris Animal Refuge (1242 Lombard Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147). There you can view the available animals that are waiting for their new family to take them home.

• Applications generally take 24-48 hours for approval. There is a possibility for same day adoption if all information on the application is confirmed, but we cannot guarantee it. Once your completed application is reviewed by an Adoption Counselor you will be contacted to let you know you are approved and if there are any restrictions on your adoption. Bear in mind, that frequently an application may get delayed while waiting for all the necessary information from the references you provided to be confirmed.

• We begin our review of Adoption Applications by the next working business day after submission.  Reviews are generally completed within two working days of submittal. It is your responsibility to check with us after that time to determine the status of your application.

• No animal may be selected until your application has been processed and approved. You are welcome to walk through the shelter to view the animals prior to adoption.

• Once approved, you may come in to select any animal that fits the guidelines of your approved application. The Adoption Coordinator will review your selection and will make the necessary arrangements for taking the animal home. All animals are spayed or neutered before going home.  If the animal is not already neutered it will be necessary to wait a few days before picking up your animal.  You will be called after your new pet is neutered to come and take it home.

• Your approved application stays active for six months if there are no changes in the information you gave. If you do not see an animal you are interested in at this time, we encourage you to stop in anytime to see our current animals.

• The Morris Animal Refuge reserves the right to refuse any adoption.

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Adoption Fees

    Adoption
& Neutering
  Adoption of Pre-
Neutered Animal
Dogs
Cats
  75.00
60.00
  $35.00
$30.00

Contact Us

The Morris Animal Refuge
Main Office & Adoption Center
1242 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147
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General Info:  (215) 735-3256
Direct Line:  (215) 735-9570
Fax:  (215) 735-6398
Email:  info@morrisanimalrefuge.org

Hours of Operation
(except during holidays)

Mon, Tues, Sat: 11am-4pm
Wed & Fri:  11am-7pm
Sunday: 1pm-4pm 

The Refuge is closed to the public on Thursdays