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: 

Tuesday 11am-4pm

Wednesday 11am-7pm

Friday 11-4pm

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-5778

According to Cenisa's foster, she is the most exuberant and well-adjusted cat they've ever met! She has a range of vibes – from zooming and playful to totally lounging. She also loves curling up in the sun or on a super soft blanket.

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.

ID : MAR-A-6316

Meet Owen! Don’t let his age fool you - This fine gentleman is full of sass and spunk! He is the perfect blend of saucy and sweet. He is looking for a forever home that can give him lots of love and affection, and can also fit his big and bold -

ID : MAR-A-2824

Chase is a great companion who likes to nap and watch the outdoors. His favorite interaction is headbutts, both with you and everything in your house, and he likes to follow you around and keep track of what’s going on. His ideal day is spent near you -

ID : MAR-A-6355

Sylvester is an active little man. He enjoys playing with lasers and other smackable toys. His day typically revolves around his next meal (or Churu). At the end of his hard day of toy playing and eating, Sylvester will curl up at the foot of your bed.

ID : MAR-A-3652

Vivian is such a pretty sweetheart. She loves to cuddle and play with her favorite toys throughout the day, but mainly relaxes and bird watches from the windows. She’s the perfect cat for a first time cat owner and is so easy going, super smart, -

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!