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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 Dogs of the Week!


It's gentle, friendly 8 year old Chihuahua guy Peanut! This sweet little boy loves to snuggle and is good with kids. Interested? Want to meet this cool dude? Stop by the Refuge today... and - adopt!

aciRoy1Roy is a happy young Pit Bull guy, 1½ years old, who's an never-ending action-packed bundle of fun! Sure, he can be a goof sometimes, but he's such a good boy. He's lived with young kids and another dog, and is looking for a cat-free home. Adopt!

Featured Cats of the Week

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Cool older tabico kitty girl Boonce is looking for something. She's looking for a home. She's looking for a friend. She's looking for you! Adopt.

baaaadJacksonHandsome senior gentleman Jackson needs a bit of extra TLC, since he has diabetes. Can you help this sweet guy out? Donate for his care through YouCaring or contact us!

Featured Cats (Petsmart Center City

cdfSamaliaSamalia is a lovely kitten-sized little lady, super-friendly and sweet and playful! She loves everybody, including dogs. Come meet her at the Center City PetSmart and adopt!

 cdgEggroll3Eggroll is a cool kitty, 5 years old, who's looking for a home where he can be the only cat (although little human siblings are fine). Come adopt him at the Center City PetSmart!

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


Featured Fosterables of the Week!


Spike is a 5 year old pit bull guy, a very loving dog who loves people but can be very shy with strangers. He currently does not show well in his cage and also has resource guarding issues. He loves dogs and loves to play but does not share high value items well. He is currently on anti-anxiety medication and will be kept on them during the entire length of the foster period. He would do best in a small household without children. Can you foster (or adopt) him? Contact us today!











Lifesaving Results
Lives saved in March so far: 16
Lives saved in February: 
Lives saved in 2018 so far: 

Lives saved so in 2017:
Lives saved in 2016: 924

Foster Homes Needed!
We have rescued mama dogs, puppies, and pug-mixes arriving Sunday 3/11 in immediate need of foster homes. Can you open your heart to one of these sweet little families or adorable dogs? Find out more...

Spike Needs You!
We're looking for a very special foster or adopter for a very special dog! Spikeis not doing well here at the Refuge and desperately needs a foster home. Can you help? Find out more and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

Join Our Team!
Love pets and people? Come join our team! We're looking for a Kennel Attendant  - find out more and apply now!

Winter Pet Safety
Brrrr ... it's cold out there! Keep your pets warm and safe with these cold weather safety tips from the ASPCA!

Upcoming Events

Lucky Dogs and Fortunate Felines Adoption Event
Sat Mar 17 @10:00AM - 01:00PM

Puppy Yoga at OpenBox Athletics!
Sun Mar 25 @12:30PM - 03:30PM

Adoption Locations

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

PetSmart Center City
1112 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Adoption Hours:
Mon - Thurs: 10:30am - 7:30pm
Fri 10am-6:30pm
Sat - Sun: 10am - 2pm

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