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-6435

Similar to the Shakespeare character, Romeo is a super loveable and affectionate soul! He's also a playful cat who's looking for his forever home with you. Romeo also has a sociable side and will love to bond with you.

ID : MAR-A-6444

Meet this striking black cat, Midnight! While he's an older cat, Midnight is still a kitten at heart. He loves playing with his toys and capturing every stuffed toy in his paws. Midnight also has a super sweet side and will love to cuddle beside you.

ID : MAR-A-5887

Olden has been sponsored by one of our awesome volunteers, so he is free to a safe, qualified home! He also happens to be the most purrfect grumpy grandpa of a cat that you're ever going to find...

ID : MAR-A-6454

We think that Sophia will flourish with an adopter who respects her for who she is and loves her unique way of engaging with the world!

ID : MAR-A-6514

Rocky is a rough-and-tumble cool guy with a soul patch, and he only looks like a Muppet when photographed from the precise angle pictured above. He likes to maintain pretensions that he's too much of a rock star for simple things like cuddling, but...

ID : MAR-A-6530

If you are interested in adopting this animal, please come meet them at our shelter! Our adoption hours are Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 11am-4pm and Wednesdays from 11am-7pm. No appointment is necessary.

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!