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-715

Maxx is a kind and calm guy who does well with other dogs. He loves to play with toys and enjoys a soft treat. Maxx is friendly with loved ones and strangers alike. This independent guy can't wait to spend days with his forever family.

ID : MAR-A-5092

This clever little tiger is the cutest ball of energy. She wants to play all the time! She gets along with other cats and young children, so she will fit in anywhere she goes. Miracle is entirely litter trained and eating on her own.

ID : MAR-A-5296

Zoe is a sweet cat who loves attention from people. She's a social butterfly who is friendly to strangers, kids, and other cats too. This sweetheart adores being pet and will cuddle with other gentle cats. She can't wait to find her loving forever home.

ID : MAR-A-5269

Pirate is an affectionate and laid-back guy. He will come over to his loved ones and show them how much he loves them! Pirate is full of love to give out and can't wait to get love in return. This sweet guy would do best in a home with no dogs.

ID : MAR-A-5292

Monkie is a sweet girl who loves to cuddle in her loved ones' lap. When the mood strikes her right, she'll climb right into your lap for cuddles. She's a bit shy at first, but will warm up and will you show her kindness.

ID : MAR-A-5306

Meet King! He will reign over your heart with cute big eyes and friendly personality. His Majesty loves to be pet and is full of energy. Playing with toys and spending time with loved ones is his favorite way to spend his days.


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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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