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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!

1-Chase4Chase is a super-playful Jack Russell/Beagle-mix guy will keep your house safe from Squeaky Toy incursion (& have tons of fun doing it). He does have some behavior issues, but that does't mean he shouldn't get a loving home! Are you an experienced dog owner willing to work with Chase to help him become the best dog he can be? Contact us today to find out if he's is a good fit for you!

Adorkable pug/Jack Russell Terrier-mixes Shady and Macy (mouseover) are a sweet brother/sister bonded pair who have been together their whole life, all seven years of it, and are looking for a happy home where they can stay together and bring joy to some lucky folks. They're good with cats and great with kids - just absolutely love them, used to sleep in bed with the kids in their old home - but can get a bit over-excited around other dogs (although they've never gotten into a fight with another dog or anything like that). They know some commands and how to walk and a leash and most of all now to be just ridiculously cute and lovable.

Featured Cats of the Week!

Puppy catYes, he's a cat named Puppy. Who walks on a leash. What about it? Oh, you want to adopt him?! That's great, especially because he's pretty lonely here at the Refuge and would love a happy home. He's just six years old and has lived with children of all ages.

afmGuy2Adopt Guy! This big sweet 12 year old dude is a cuddly lapcat, currently hanging out in our big front window watching all the people and hoping one of them is coming to give him a happy new home. Interested? Apply online now, or visit the Refuge today!

Featured Pets at CenterCity PetSmart!

BostonBoston is a sweet, quiet cat who came in with his brother Darwin (adopted). Come meet him at our Center City PetSmart satellite adoption center (1112 Walnut St., Philadelphia, Pa 19107) and fall in love. Adopt!

ceh18BeauAndAriaBeau is an adorable eight month old kitten boy. His sister Aria’s already found a home,so stop by the Center City PetSmart to meet him - and adopt!

Featured Pets at City Cat Vets!

cvdGillianOscarMaxAdorable, adoptable little kittens Gillian, Oscar, and Max are waiting to meet you at City Cat Vets today! (2210 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146). Come check them out - and fall in love!

Featured Pets 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 June so far:84 
Lives saved in May: 
Lives saved in April: 72

Lives saved in 2018 so far: 

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

Make Your Amazon #PrimeDay Count to Help Homeless Pets
Amazon Prime Day is here! Deals start July 16th at 3:00 pm ET and run through July 17th - and your shopping can make a difference! Amazon donates to Morris Animal Refuge when you shop Prime Day deals at on Amazon Smile - just click here and select Morris Animal Refuge as your chosen charity.

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

Upcoming Events

Puppy Yoga with Amrita Yoga and Wellness
Sat Jul 21 @ 1:30PM - 02:30PM

Puppy Yoga with Amrita Yoga and Wellness
Sat Jul 21 @ 3:30PM - 04:30PM

Patriotic Pooches Yappy Hour
Thu Jul 26 @ 5:00PM - 08:00PM

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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