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, please allow 7-14 days for us to process your form. Due to an overwhelming amount of inquiries, wait times are longer than usual. You will be contacted via email when your form is processed.

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:

Fill out an adoption questionnaire and keep an eye on your email for an approval message.

If you’re interested in or have questions about a specific cat on our website, feel free to drop us a line at adoptions@morrisanimalrefuge.org

While we can’t guarantee the availability of any specific cats, we can schedule an appointment for you to visit the cats at our shelter.


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 : A46211103

[IN FOSTER CARE] LaLa is a beautiful and affectionate adult cat. He's reported to be chatty and friendly with people and cats.

ID : A40876627

Bella is a sweet kitty who loves to laze around the house and nap on her back. She loves affection and would do best in a calm home with only adults.

Stella Luna
ID : MAR-A-4330
Stella Luna

[IN FOSTER CARE] Hi my name is Stella Luna and I am looking for my forever home! I am very cuddly and I will sit on your lap if you let me. I've done well with kids and cats in previous homes.

ID : MAR-A-4787

Buddy is a shy, but very affectionate kitty -- it's easy to win him over with a quiet approach and lots of chin scratches. He's recovering from an ear injury -- which is why he looks a little grumpy -- but he's as sweet as can be

ID : MAR-A-4814

Bubba is a total sweetheart and has a good history with kids and dogs. He's a friendly snuggler, and he rode well in the car on his way to Morris!

Forest & Paul
ID : A-4729, A-4730
Forest & Paul

Forest and Paul are the cuddliest buds you’ll ever meet! Paul loves rubbing up against you ready for his belly rubs(!) and Forest doesn’t shy away from showing you affection with his headbutts and biscuit making.


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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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