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:


Once this is done, check out the steps below depending on whether you'd like to adopt a cat or a dog.

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


If you’re interested in adopting a dog:

At this time we are only accepting adoption applications for specific dogs currently in our shelter or foster homes. The procedure for dog adoptions is outlined below. 

Please note that skipping steps can result in your inquiry being delayed or unanswered:

  1. Fill out our adoption questionnaire.

  2. Email adoptions@morrisanimalrefuge.org with the name of the dog you’re interested in as the subject line. 

  3. Sit tight while our adoptions team reviews your inquiry. You will only be contacted if the animal is still available and you are a good fit based on this animal’s needs.


If you’re interested in adopting a cat:

We are now accepting walk-ins for cat adoptions on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays! Walk-in hours are on Wednesdays between 11am-7pm and Mondays & Saturdays from 11am-4pm. There is currently a cap on visitors in the building, so there may be a wait.

If you'd like to skip the wait and make an appointment instead, or if you have any questions about the adoption process or a specific cat, drop us a line at adoptions@morrisanimalrefuge.org.

Adoptions continue to be first-come first-served so we cannot guarantee the availability of any specific cat.


What Should I Bring To My Appointment?

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-1828

Carmella is a friendly girl who adorably resembles a fuzzy polar bear! Although she is quite independent, she does well with strangers, kids, and other dogs. This chill girl is looking forward to days with her forever family.

ID : MAR-A-5085

Smokey is a very handsome and super sweet cat. He loves attention and will ask for some with adorable little chirps. This energetic guy is very playful and would do great with a playful companion to hang out with.

ID : MAR-A-5117

Meet our puppy, Lychee! This cutie is very sweet and playful. She can't wait to find her loving forever home. Morris has continued walk-in adoptions on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, so interested adopters should stop by!

ID : MAR-A-5250

Aze is and kind and gentle kitty. This calm guy loves to snack on food string treats and cuddle up with his loved ones. Getting pets while sitting in someone's lap will make his day. Aze is also friendly with or gentle cats who like to play!

Ophelia and Hamlet
ID : MAR-A-5245
Ophelia and Hamlet

Ophelia and Hamlet are a loving brother and sister pair. They both love being pet on their head and picked up to cuddle. Ophelia is the perfect match for Hamlet since she's a chatty social girl and Hamlet is on the quieter side.

ID : MAR-A-5277

Charms is a relaxed cat who lives by his own rules. He appreciates his loved ones and will come over to let you know when he's ready. This cutie would do best in a home with no dogs.


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Adoption Fees:
Adoption Fees vary base on age of animal, length in shelter etc.
Large Dogs
Large $150; Small: $250+
$60 ($100 for a pair)
$150 ($200 for a pair)
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