Look, Love, Adopt

When you adopt an animal, you’re not just saving the life of the animal you adopted. You’re also opening up space for the next animal in need. Our goal at the Morris Animal Refuge is to approach the adoption process holistically to make the best matches for our adopters and for our animals.


Please see below for our updated adoption protocol:

To begin the adoption process, please fill out our Adoption Questionnaire so we can get to know more about you:




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


At this time we have fully transitioned back to walk-ins for cat adoptions and most dog adoptions!


If a dog requires an appointment it will be noted in that dog's bio on our website.


Stop in during the following hours to see our adoptable animals. We are still requiring visitors to wear masks while they are in the building.


Monday 11am-4pm

Wednesday 11am-7pm

Saturday 11am-4pm


Adoptions are same-day, first-come-first-served. We cannot hold animals for pick-up at a later date!


What Should I Bring With Me To The Shelter?

When you arrive at the refuge, please bring a valid photo ID and cash or card to pay the adoption fee.

If you will be meeting a dog: Bring any children living in the home. If you have another dog already, please bring them as well.


What Does The Adoption Fee Cover?

All animals adopted from Morris Animal Refuge are

- Spayed/Neutered

- Up-to-date on age-appropriate vaccinations

- Treated for fleas and most intestinal parasites

- Microchipped

- Cared for by our loving staff until they find their forever homes


We require any animals adopted from us to see a veterinarian within 1 week of adoption for a post-adoption check-up and to establish care.


ID : MAR-A-4908

Pesho is absolutely packed with personality! I wake up in the mornings now to little “mrrps” from a hungry lump sitting in the doorway.

ID : MAR-A-4982

Amelia is a beautiful longhaired gal who's looking for a quiet and patient home. She's been shy in her foster's home but has gained lots of confidence hanging out with the resident cat! She loves playing and snuggling with the resident kitties.

ID : MAR-A-5514

My name is Storm and I'm ready to hop my way into your loving arms. I'm a fun loving girl with lots of energy! In my old home, I even lived with children. I love treats, wiggling all over when meeting new people, and jumping into laps!

ID : MAR-A-5088

Mano is an independent and curious kitty who still needs a lot of space and time to destress. She loves to rub up against new visitors, play with her favorite toys, and explore new spaces.

ID : MAR-A-5546

Pickles has had a little bit of a rough start so far which can make her a little shy a first, but ones she knows you she likes to purr purr purr!!!

ID : MAR-A-5570

Patootie is a sensitive and gentle sweetie! He's really opening up in foster care and has shown us that he's a loving and playful lap cat who loves attention and Temptations treats.


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Adoption Fees:
Adoption Fees vary base on age of animal, length in shelter etc.
Cats over 6 months
$60 ($100 for a pair)
Cats under 6 months
$150 ($200 for a pair)
Large dogs over 6 months
Small dogs over 6 months
Dogs under 6 months
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