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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!


[ADOPTED!] Affectionate, adorable mama dog Tink (look at those ears!) did a great job of raising her ten puppies - now she wants a home of her own. Just 3 years old, and very sweet. (She also saved her foster parent's life - find out how here!) Go ahead - adopt!

afdLilo1[ADOPTED!Lilo is a sweet little Yorkie-mix lady, just six years old, who's looking for a loving home. She has some medical issues that will need ongoing vet care to keep her in tiptop shape and lovin' it. Adopt  this li'l cutie!!

Featured Cats of the Week
Sparkle is a pretty 8 year old kitty girl looking for a calm, quiet, loving home. She has beautiful sea-green eyes that whisper of beachgrass waving along a sandy shore and buckets full of fascinating shells. Come away with her for a fun vacation - and a lifetime of love! Adopt.

b0004Marta3[ADOPTED!Marta is a lovely 2 year old tuxedo lady looking for a happy home. Adopt!

Featured Pets (Petsmart Center City

cdgFrankie1[ADOPTED!Sweet kitty boy Frankie is justI about 1 year old, and so friendly that he actually ran right inside someone's house to make friends with the person and cat living there. Unfortunately he couldn't stay, but if you're looking for a young cat who loves petting, cuddling, and playtime, and who will follow you around because he's enjoys your company so much ... well, come meet him at the Center City PetSmart!

 SoxSweet kitty girl Sox is waiting to meet you at our Center City PetSmart satellite adoption location. Come visit her today and adopt!

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


Featured Fosterables of the Week!


Are you ready for Monty? Super-sweet 7 year old boy Monty came to us due to destructive behavior - this li'l lapdog's looking for an experienced foster to give him the love, attention & training he needs. Contact us today!











Lifesaving Results
Lives saved in May so far: 74
Lives saved in April: 72

Lives saved in March: 

Lives saved in 2018 so far: 

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

Memorial Day Weekend Hours
The Refuge will be closed Sunday, May 27th and Monday, May 28th in honor of Memorial Day. If there's an emergency, you can contact ACCT.

Foster and Volunteer Open Houses!
Love animals? Interested in helping save shelter pets? We will be having a Foster Orientation Open House Wed., June 6th and a Volunteer Orientation Open House Wed., June 13th. All sorts of opportunities available - click to find out more! 

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

Upcoming Events

Closed Sunday, May 27th
Sun May 27

Closed for Memorial Day
Mon May 28

The Catvengers Happy Meower at the Cat Doctor
Thu May 31 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM

Crabs, Kids, Dogs, & Beer
Sun Jun 03 @12:00PM - 04:00PM

Open House Foster Orientation
Wed Jun 06 @ 6:00PM - 07:00PM

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 - Thurs: 10:30am - 7:30pm
Fri 10am-6:30pm
Sat - Sun: 10am - 2pm

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