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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

107610 (Gordon, American Bulldog/Lab-mix)

What a big doggy grin! Gordon's a friendly, playful high-energy guy, only 2 years old. He'd love to be your running/biking partner. Neutered. (107610)


107674c (Cagney, tortoiseshell cat)

Cagney is a feisty gal, the kind you find in old movies snapping gum and making wisecracks. Dame, diva - but beneath all that, a heart of gold. Adopt! Spayed. (107674c)


107983 (Nola, orange tabby!

Ridiculously cute little kitty boy Nola says hi! You could have those adorable eyes greeting you every day - just adopt! (107983)


107771 (Hamsters!)

We have quite a few hamsters, including longhaired & albino varieties, and some adorable younsters as well. Cute and playful! Many are spayed or neutered too. (107747)

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



Featured Fosterables of the Week

107905h (Harry, brown tabby baby kitten)

Baby Harry was found under a porch with the rain leaking through. Sadly, his siblings didn't make it. This bottle baby needs a lot of love, a foster home to take care of him, and to be fed every few hours.  (10790xh)

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


Lives saved so far in 2015:

August Adoption Specials Almost Over!
Our $20 Iced Coffee Cats and $40 Dog Days of Summer adoption specials are over August 31st! Apply now!

Calling All Teachers!
Adopt a classroom pet for free (with teacher ID)! Plus an optional classroom presentation and/or field trip by the Refuge! Find out more ...

Summer Pet Safety Tips!
It's getting hot out there! Make sure your pets have it made in the shade with some handy summer safety tips...

It's Kitten Season - Help!
Kitten season soundss adorable. It's not. Find out what you can do to save kittens, from fostering to helping with vital supplies!

Upcoming Events

Volunteer Orientation (Approved Volunteers)
Fri Sep 04 @ 5:30PM -

PetSmart South Philly Adoption Event
Sat Sep 12 @11:00AM - 03:00PM

Volunteer Orientation (Approved Volunteers)
Fri Sep 18 @ 5:30PM -

Petco Adoption Event! (Museum District)
Sat Sep 19 @12:00PM - 03:00PM

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