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.



We are no longer requiring appointments or pre-approvals to adopt! Visit our shelter (1242 Lombard St) or PetSmart Adoption Center (2360 Oregon Ave.) during the following hours to adopt your new best friend. We will process your information at the time of adoption and in most cases your animal can go home with you on the same day.  

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


1242 Lombard St. Shelter Adoption Hours: 

Monday 11am-4pm

Tuesday 11am-4pm

Wednesday 11am-7pm

Saturday 11am-4pm


2360 Oregon Ave. PetSmart Adoption Hours*

Monday 12pm-3pm

Tuesday 6pm-8:30pm

Wednesday 12pm-3pm

Thursday 6pm-8:30pm

Friday 12pm-3pm

Saturday 12pm-3pm

Sunday 12pm-3pm

*Please keep in mind that this center is staffed by volunteers, so hours are subject to occasional change based on volunteer availability



What Should I Bring With Me To Adopt?

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 strongly recommend any animals adopted from us to see a veterinarian with 1-2 weeks of adoption for a post-adoption check-up and to establish care.

ID : MAR-A-4372

Monroe is an affectionate and sweet older cat who’s looking to make his forever home with you! His favorite place being carried in your arms or curled up in your lap for a cuddle.

ID : MAR-A-5778

Not only is Cenisa fashionable, but she's totally a sweetheart! This cutie is ready to find her forever home, and someone to cuddle up with after a long day!

Cat Cat
ID : MAR-A-5934
Cat Cat

Don't be confused by her generic name--Cat Cat is anything but ordinary. A very affectionate middle aged gal with a stunning tuxedo look and soulful green eyes, Cat Cat has been getting happier and healthier by the day with medicine and some TLC.

Freckles and Stripes
ID : MAR-A-5995
Freckles and Stripes

Freckles and Stripes are two cuddly twins who do everything together! Freckles is the stoic bigger brother. Stripes is the more active and vocal of the two, the one who will remind you of your duties as a their feeder.

Violet Baudelaire
ID : MAR-A-1322
Violet Baudelaire

Within her kingdom, Princess Violet appears a benevolent ruler. You’ll melt as she greets you with her melodic, high-pitched meow and friendly body-rub along your leg as she waltzes by. Her crouched booty-wiggle right before the pounce during playtime -

ID : MAR-A-6186

Vito is the kind of cat who knows there's a whole, wide world with myriad moving parts outside of the confines of his kennel--and he wants to see all of it! While he'll definitely indulge in a good pet session...

Adoption Fees:
Adoption Fees vary base on age of animal, length in shelter etc.
Cats over 6 months
$80 ($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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It's a miracle

Some animals that arrive at the Refuge need a little extra TLC before finding their loving new home. Read their stories!