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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

aaxaHNalaJust look at that face! 2 year old Lab-mix Nala says hi! Come visit her soon...

aaxaJSpike1Come meet Spike! He's a sweet dog (once he gets to know a person) who loves other dogs, walks, and playing with toys. It takes a bit for Spike to warm up to new people because he is stressed out being kenneled.Do you have big dog experience? Want to help Spike be the great dog he's meant to be? Adopt!

baaadCinnamon2Sweet Cinnamon is a adorable orange tabby lady. Female orange tabbies aren't that common - and neither are cats with such loving eyes and gentle hearts. Adopt!

baaaadJacksonCool older tabico kitty girl Boonce is looking for something. She's looking for a home. She's looking for a friend. She's looking for you! Adopt!

Featured Cats (Petsmart Center City

1-Smee 2Smee is a cool, easygoing kitty guy who wants to snuggle with you! He has three regular legs and one little leg without a paw, but doesn't seem to care - he gets along quite well! Adopt!

cdgPhotoOpPhoto Op is a cool orange & white tabby guy who loves to play, loves to curl up next to you, and looooves to eat (hey, who doesn't?). Purr-fect companion for selfies - come meet him at the Center City PetSmart and fall in love!

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


Featured Foster Pets


Sweet mama dog Tink is raising her 12 adorable newborn puppies in a loving home thanks to a kind foster parent! For now they're teeny-tinies who need to be with their mom, but later in the Spring they and Tink will be looking for families of their own - contact us!

Nugget wants to be the defender of your barn. You have a barn, right? Contact us! (Barn cat placement. Currently in foster - contact us for info and to arrange a meet!)

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










Lifesaving Results
Lives saved in 2018 so far: 
Lives saved in December 2017:

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


Winter Pet Safety
Brrrr ... it's cold out there! Keep your pets warm and safe with these cold weather safety tips from the ASPCA!

Come Celebrate With Us!
We have some great events coming up in January- check out our calendar and come join us!

Upcoming Events

Happy Hour at Manatawny Still Works!
Wed Jan 31 @ 5:30PM - 07:30PM

Puppy Bowl XIV Viewing Party!
Sun Feb 04 @ 3:00PM - 04:00PM

Happy Hour at MilkBoy Philadelphia
Wed Feb 28 @ 5:30PM - 07:30PM

21st Annual Fur Ball Gala: Havana Nights
Sat Mar 10

Puppy Yoga at OpenBox Athletics!
Sun Mar 25 @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, Wed, Thurs
10-2 and 5-9
Fri 10-4
Tues, Sat, Sun: TBA

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