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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

aanNight1Night is one fun-lovin' action-packed dude looking for a home full of toys where he can run and play! Gets along great with other dogs and kids. Adopt!

aarSpike1Spike has the potential to be an amazing dog - he wants so much to be a Good Dog. But he's scared and confused here at the shelter, and doesn't know what to do. Do you have big dog experience? Contact us!

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These two Muppets will always bring a huge smile to your face. The loud purr of Miss Piggy as you pet her ears, the jolly look on Kermit's grey face as you scratch his chin - it's impossible to not fall in love with these two. This adorable pair may take a day or two to warm up to a new environment, but once they do, they're the perfect companions around the house. Their foster parents were always entertained by how playful these two kitties became whenever there was a treat in sight, and by their ability to always flip on their backs five seconds into their heads being scratched! Want to adopt? Contact us!

badJangle2Jangles! (More info coming soon!)

Featured Pet (Petsmart Center City) 

cdabTigger1Tigger! (More info coming soon!) Meet him at our Center City PetSmart adoption center and take him home!

Featured Pet (PetSmart King of Prussia)

fafSkylerAndLoraCool albino guinea pig mom Skyler and daughter Lori are waiting to meet you at the King Of Prussia PetSmart satellite adoption center - come fall in love!

Featured Pet (The Cat Doctor)

[ADOPTED!] 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

Great senior Australian Shepherd-mix guy Chase has been feeling much better since we shaved all those mats off and he got to go to a great foster home. He's still dreaming of a forever home, though ... Interested in adopting him? Contact us!

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










Lifesaving Results
Lives saved so far in November: 61
Lives saved in October: 

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

Foster Puppies Need You!
On Sunday, 11/19 rescue puppies, dogs, and mamas with litters will be arriving at the Refuge in need of immediate foster homes. Can you give them something wonderful to be thankful for - love and cuddles for Thanksgiving? Learn more!

Upcoming Events

Foster Home Puppy Pickup (Signup Needed)
Sun Nov 19

Happy Hour: MillkBoy South Street
Wed Nov 29 @ 5:30PM - 07:30PM

Project Moshen Benefit Show
Sat Dec 02 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM

Puppy Yoga at Amrita Yoga
Sat Dec 09

Howliday Party at the Morris Animal Refuge!
Sat Dec 16 @12:00PM - 04:00PM

Adoption Locations

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

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