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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 Dog of the Week!

Zeus is a big playful boy, just 1½ years old, who loves treats! He's lived with a cat, wags his tail when he sees people, and also enjoys making new dog friends. (He can play kind of rough with other dogs, but is just a boisterous guy - we're told he's never tried to fight another dog). Adopt!

Featured Puppy of the Week!

It's adorable puppy boy Ben Howl! This sweet 3 month old cuddly goofball is looking for a loving home. Stop by the Refuge to meet him, fall in love, and adopt

Featured Cat of the Week!

afeaJackson1Jackson is a stunningly handsome gentle senior boy, 11 years old and adorably floofy. Adopt!

Featured Pet at CenterCity PetSmart!

cddPotato4Potato is a lovely independent 3 year old calico tabby lady looking for a quiet home where she can be admired and loved. Come meet her at our Center City PetSmart satellite adoption center (1112 Walnut St., Philadelphia, Pa 19107) and fall in love. Adopt!


Featured Pet in Foster Care!

Trinity5Adorable little girl Trinity is a very sweet, very shy, kind of awkward adoptable pup who's made great strides in a wonderful foster home. Now she's looking for a loving forever home with a patient person to work with her and help her adapt to another new place, and another dog to basically be her emotional support dog, and give her the confidence to face the world. (She loves other doggy friends - they help her feel secure and safe). Contact us to set up a meet and let the adventure of a lifetime begin! 

Lifesaving Results
Lives saved in August so far:33
Lives saved in July:
Lives saved in June:101 

Lives saved in 2018 so far: 

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

Part-Time Kennel Attendant Position
Love pets? Love people? Want to become a part of the Morris Team? We're looking for a Part Time Kennel Attendant - find out more and apply now!

Warm-Weather Pet Safety
Summer is coming - keep your pets happy and healthy with these warm weather safety tips from the Refuge!

Upcoming Events

Walnut Street Cafe Yappy Hour
Wed Aug 22 @ 4:00PM - 07:00PM

Wags and Workouts
Sat Aug 25 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM

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 - Fri: 3:00pm -6:00pm
Sat - Sun: 12noon - 2pm

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