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Welcome to Morris Animal Refuge

Important message from Board President Wayne D. Humphrey
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

108143 (Suge, pit bull terrier-mix dog)

Look at that face! Suge is a happy pit bull boy with a big smile. He really likes people and attention and is looking for a great home! (108143)

108073 (Luna, gray cat)

Lovely lady Luna is a happy & social senior sweetheart, with a cute snaggletooth! She’s 12 years young & still full of love! (107414)
$10 senior adoption discount.


108160 (Bones, brown tabby & white cat)

It's Bones! He's a handsome older gentleman who's sweet as pie. Loves lounging around and getting petted, but also enjoys a bit of playtime too. (108160)
$10 senior adoption discount.


Watch this space - photoshoot in progress!

Watch this space - kitten photoshoot in progress!


108226ae (Gerbil family!)

We have an adorable little gerbil family - parents Anna and Carlos, plus babies Anthony, Jacob and Vincent! Playful and loving. (108226a-e)

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



Featured Fosterables of the Week

Watch this space - photoshoot in progress!

Watch this space - fosterable photoshoot in progress!

Interested in becoming a foster pet parent? Apply online today!






Lifesaving Results
Lives saved in November: 71!
Lives saved in October: 72!
Lives saved so far this year: 573!

Giving Tuesday
We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. Dec. 1st - find out more ...

Holiday Hours
The Refuge will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, 11/26, and Friday, 11/27. If there's an emergency, you can contact ACCT.

Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month!
November is Adopt-A-Senior Pet Month! When you adopt a senior pet this month, you're not just saving money - you're saving a life! Find out more...

Join our Pet Food Drive!
This month we're having a pet food and supply drive to help homeless pets. Know an organization that would like to participate? Find out more...

Adoption Locations

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

Rittenhouse Pet Supply - Center City
135 South 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Mon - Fri: 10am - 7pm; Sat 10am - 6pm; Sun: 11am - 6pm

Bala Cynwyd Pet Valu - Bala Cynwyd
Bala Cynwyd Shopping Center
49 E. City Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Mon - Sat: 9am - 9pm; Sun 10am - 6pm

Unleashed by Petco - Art Museum Area
The Granary (Across from Whole Foods)
1939 Callowhill Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
See event schedule

Unleashed by Petco-Northern Liberties
In the Shops at Schmidts
180 West Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19123
See event schedule

PetSmart - South Philadelphia
2360 W. Oregon Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19145
See event schedule

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