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

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-5949

Sprinkles is a handsome, fat cat who has really come out of his shell in his foster home! He spends a lot of time hanging out with his friend Little Man, but Sprinkles is the more outgoing one.

Little Man
ID : MAR-A-5952
Little Man

Little Man is a handsome, fat cat who has really come out of his shell in his foster home. He spends a lot of time hanging out with his friend Sprinkles, but Little Man is definitely the shyer one. He'll approach you when he wants attention, but...

ID : MAR-A-5974

Hugo is an extremely sweet senior cat who is healthy for his age! He is the sweetest boy and loves pets and head rubs, and hanging out near his people. Hugo would be the perfect work from home buddy. He enjoys being picked up and cuddled...

ID : MAR-A-5975

Meet Wooley! This handsome, 15-year-young cat is in great health and is as low-maintenance as it gets. Food, a comfy cubby, and head scratches and he's a happy camper (bonus points if you scratch his butt while he eats).

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.

ID : MAR-A-5807

Ever wanted your very own Miss Bunny from Bambi? Meet Poppy! She is an 8 month old rabbit looking for her forever home. Poppy loves her hay, pellets, and all kinds of fruits and veggies!

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!