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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

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Featured Pets of the Week

Featured Cats of the Week

aaybBoy George3Boy George is a quiet, gentle, loving guy looking for a peaceful home. You can adopt him for free through Monday, Sept. 11th as part of our #savetember adoption special. Come fall in love!


It's lovely tabico girl Emerald! You can adopt her for just $20 through Monday, Sept. 11th as part of our #Savetember adoption special!Featured Dogs of the Week

aacyDougie3Dougie (aka Mr. Prancy Pants) is a fun, action-packed guy who'd love to come home with you!

Do you want to know a little secret? Adorable bouncy little girl Secret is the sweetest dog on earth! Her mama was a beagle and her dad was apparently pure joy - and it shows. She even loves cats (but gets a little too excited trying to play, so she would scare off most - but maybe not all? - kitties). Adopt!

Featured Pet: Petsmart Center City 


Junebug is a quiet and thoughtful gentleman, sometimes a little shy at first, but very sweet. He loves getting petted, watching the world go by from a comfy window, or just snuggling - adopt him at the new Center City PetSmart at 11th and Chestnut! (Call for adoption hours).

Feautured Pet: PetSmart King of Prussia

Photoshoot in progress - watch this space!

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



Featured Foster Pet of the Week

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Sweet bonded pair Kermit and Miss Piggy lost their person - now all they have is each other. They're gentle and loving and were so terrified of being at the shelter that they weren't eating. Luckily, a very kind couple is fostering them so they can relax and recover before finding a forever home with you! (Interested in adopting them? Contact us!)

Thihking of becoming a foster pet parent? Apply online today! 








Lifesaving Results
Lives saved so far in September: 59
Lives saved in August: 136

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

Hurricane Irma News

Donate for Hurricane Irma Relief!

In order to help, the Refuge is teaming up with the Humane Society of Broward County to help take care of Florida pets after the storm. Find out more and donate to support their lifesaving efforts. Because we're all in this together.

Food For Hurricane Irma Dogs!

We're recently took in dogs from down south to keep them safe and make room for pets displaced by Hurricane Irma. They're currently staying with great foster families to get ready to go up for adoption Send them food off our Amazon wishlist!

Help Hurricane Harvey Pets!

It's not over. Want to help pets displaced by Harvey? Here's how.

Fall In  Love September Adoption Special!

The Refuge is FULL of cats, so from 9/1 to 9/11 all our senior cats are free and adult cats are only $20. See some of our fabulous felines - and come adopt today! #savetember 

Upcoming Events

Rescue Run 5K
Sun Sep 24 @11:00AM - 02:00PM

Senior Expo
Thu Sep 28 @ 9:00AM - 01:00PM

Yappy Hour at the Pyramid Club (Rescheduled to Nov.16th)
Thu Nov 16

Adoption Locations

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

Rittenhouse Square Pet Supply
135 South 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

The Cat Doctor - Fairmount
535 N 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130

PetSmart Center City
1112 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Adoption Hours:
Mon, Wed, Thurs
10-2 and 5-9
Fri 10-4
Tues, Sat, Sun: TBA

PetSmart King of Prussia
131 Town Center Road
King Of Prussia, PA 19406

Petplan Office
3805 West Chester Pike, Suite 240
Newtown Square, PA 19073
Call for hours: 866-467-3875

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