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Welcome to Morris Animal Refuge

The Morris Animal Refuge is a 501(c)(3) open admission shelter dedicated to helping the homeless, abandoned and unwanted pets of the Philadelphia region.  Founded in 1874 by Elizabeth Morris, we were the first organization dedicated to sheltering and rehoming pets, and continue that legacy today by providing adoptions, a low-cost spay/neuter program, fostering, humane education and more.   (read more

Featured Pets of the Week

108534 (Pepper, pit bull terrier-mix dog)
Friendly, playful pit-mix boy Pepper has a big tongue and a big heart! He's deaf, but he doesn't care. Adopt. (108534)

108513A (Dexter, yorkie-mix dog)

Dexter is a super-sweet easy-going little guy with skin issues! He's hoping you'll take him home so he can love you and lick your face! (108513a) 

108391b (Turbo, brown and white tabby kitten)

Adorable little kitten girl Turbo is a rip-roaring whirlwind of fun! Zip on down to the Refuge and adopt this playful baby for a lifetime of love! (108463b)

108451 (Max, black cat)

Here's gentle, handsome, easygoing older kitty Max, who loves to snuggle. A sweet ebony guy with beautiful eyes looking for a loving home! (108451)

108595 (White, yellow, and yellow&green parakeets/budgies)

We have a bunch of (budgies) that were left at our gate in a small box. Despite that, they're friendly and chirpy and sweet! Adopt one or more. (108595)

Interested?  Apply online today! Want to see more great adoptable pets? Go to our Adoption page!



Featured Fosterables of the Week


Watch this space - photoshoot in progress!

Watch this space - fosterable photoshoot in progress!

Interested in becoming a foster pet parent? Apply online today! 













Lifesaving Results
Lives saved so far in April: 75!
Lives saved in March: 57!

Kitten Shower May 1st-8th!
Kitten season has begun, so we're throwing a Kitten Shower - and you're invited! Drop off your gift at the Refuge, meet kittens, and get a free Morris magnet. Find out more or see our registry!

Join Our Team!
We're looking for a part-time Administrative Assistant. Are you a professional, organized, energetic, and motivated person? Find out more!

Philly's Anti-Puppy Mill Bill Passed!
Philly City Council just passed a bill banning the retail sale of pets from puppy mills, and requiring pet stores to get their pets from shelters or rescues! Thank you City Council, Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, and everyone who spoke out in favor of fighting puppy mills and saving shelter pets! More info here.

Upcoming Events

Kitten Shower at the Refuge! (May 1st-8th)
Sun May 01 @11:00AM - 04:00PM

Visit Us at Rittenhouse Square Flower Market!
Wed May 04 @ 9:00AM - 03:00PM

#MayTheFourthBeWithYou Adoption Special!
Wed May 04 @11:00AM - 07:00PM

Visit Us at Rittenhouse Square Flower Market!
Thu May 05 @ 9:00AM - 03:00PM

Petco Adoption Weekend! (Museum District)
Sat May 07 @11:00AM - 02:00PM

Adoption Locations

Morris Animal Refuge - Center City
1242 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Bala Cynwyd Pet Valu - Bala Cynwyd
Bala Cynwyd Shopping Center
49 E. City Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Mon - Sat: 9am - 9pm; Sun 10am - 6pm

Unleashed by Petco - Logan Square
The Granary (Across from Whole Foods)
1939 Callowhill Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
See event schedule

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