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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

107330 (Speedy, Chihuahua-mix dog)

Senior guy Speedy may be little, but he sure is a trooper! He survived cancer, and is still spunky and full of energy. Friendly and playful. Currently in foster care, but he'd a forever home! (107330)

Pepsi was injured in a household accident, but we fixed him up. Very easygoing (even in pain he was calm & trusting);  likes to play with string and 'help' with paperwork.  (107670a)

107495 (Jake, brown tabby cat)

Jake's a friendly, quiet guy who enjoys getting petted and loves company. He's been waiting for a loving home since Fall and has FIV (find out more). Already neutered. (107495)

107690 (Buster, rabbit)

Buster is a calm and friendly bunny boy, 1 year old! Sadly, his person wasn't able to care for him any more, so he's hoping to hop home with you! (107690)

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



Featured Fosterables of the Week


Connor, his three kitten siblings, and mom Precious would love a foster home to grow up in until they're big enough to be adopted. Apply online! (107695)

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

Lives saved so far in 2015:

It's Kitten Season - We Need Your Help!
Kitten season ... it sounds adorable. It's not. Find out what you can do to save kittens, from fostering babies to helping with vital supplies!

Volunteers Wanted:
Outreach Project.

We have a outreach project that needs several friendly volunteers with cars to survey their local business community. Find out more...

Shelter Manager Wanted!
Join the Refuge - we're looking for a Shelter Manager. More information....

Upcoming Events

Visit Us at Rittenhouse Square Flower Market!
Wed May 06 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM

Visit Us at Rittenhouse Square Flower Market!
Thu May 07 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM

WB Saul Country Fair Day
Sat May 09 @11:00AM - 04:00PM

Petco Adoption Event! (Museum District)
Sun May 10 @12:00PM - 03:00PM

Adoption Locations

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

Rittenhouse Pet Supply - Center City
135 South 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Mon - Fri: 10am - 7pm; Sat 10am - 6pm; Sun: 11am - 6pm

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 - Art Museum Area
The Granary (Across from Whole Foods)
1939 Callowhill Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
See event schedule

Unleashed by Petco-Northern Liberties
In the Shops at Schmidts
180 West Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19123
See event schedule

PetSmart - South Philadelphia
2360 W. Oregon Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19145
See event schedule

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