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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!


Satilla is the best girl ever! This sweet, stocky hound-mix dog gal, just two years old, loves hugs and kisses. She was abandoned by the Satilla River with her three puppies, but now this friendly, gentle girl is here in Philly to find the happy home she deserves - adopt!

aciRoy6Roy 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
Sweet & snuggly 5 year old boy Boots will win your heart, just like he's won ours. This great guy lived with kids & another cat. He can't wait to meet you to get petted & show off his furry tummy. Loves soft comfy kitty beds. On a prescription diet to maintain urinary health - but definitely worth it - adopt!

b12Sparkle3Sparkle 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!

Featured Pets (Petsmart Center City

cdcSpiderSpider is a cool 7 year old guy who was having a tough time out on the cold Philly streets - luckily, a kind person brought him in to ACCT, who sent him to us so he could find a loving home with you! Interested? Come meet him at the Center City PetSmart!

 cdgBobaCool guinea pig boy Boba is waiting to meet you at our Center City PetSmart satellite adoption location. Come visit him today and adopt!

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


Featured Fosterables of the Week!


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! Want to adopt her? Contact us today!











Lifesaving Results
Lives saved in April so far: 36
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Lives saved in 2018 so far: 

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

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

Spring Pet Safety
It's finally Spring (more or less)! Keep your pets happy and safe with these spring safety tips from the ASPCA!

Upcoming Events

Puppy Yoga with Amrita Yoga & Wellness
Sat Apr 28 @ 1:30PM - 04:30PM

Puppy Yoga at OpenBox Athletics!
Sun Apr 29 @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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