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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

aanRickyRiki is a fun, rambunctious, 10 month old puppy boy - adopt!


OMG, it's Milo! This handsome 7 year old Pomeranian-mix guy is simply pom-wonderful.

aazbZoey2Zoey is a sweet, quiet lady who came in with Troubles (see our adoptable pet page). She's the color of autumn and can't wait for proper fall weather and a loving home.

River Tam is a quiet ,thoughtful kitty girl and big Firefly fan who loves to dance. No power in the 'verse can stop her from getting adopted.

Featured Pet (Petsmart Center City) 


Salem is an awesome older gentleman, a really nice, smart, chill kitty - - and you can adopt him for free all September as part of our #Savetember adoption special. Meet him at our Center City PetSmart adoption center and fall in love!

Featured Pet (PetSmart King of Prussia)

Gumbo the guinea pig is one cool piggie - stop by our King Of Prussia PetSmart satellite adoption center to meet them and fall in love!

Featured Pet (The Cat Doctor)

Ruby and her sister Binky (mouseover) are two sweet tortie ladies waiting to meet you at The Cat Doctor! Ruby has tons of love to share, and will give you head bonks, kisses, and snuggles for days! She also has FIV, but that's ok. (Find out more.) Binky is a gentle girl who can be a bit shy at first, but go slow and give her a little time to warm up to you, and see how affectionate she is! Adopt one or both of these senior sweethearts - you won't regret it.

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



Featured Foster Pets

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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 October: 9
Lives saved in September:

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

Check out our October Events!

We have some great events coming up in October, including the Red Mutt Strut, Pumpkin Smash, and the National Dog Show Charity Walk. Check them out!

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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