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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!


Happy playful boy Ace may be five years old on paper, but he's basically a big puppy! Loves chew toys and attention - adopt!

1-MushuMushu is a 1 1/2 year old pit bull boy - he's truly a gem who loves sleeping on the bed and is very affectionate. He lived in a household with a kid and was spoiled by getting home cooked meals twice daily! He's currently having anxiety at the shelter and is not doing well adjusting - foster or adopt!

Featured Cats of the Week

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Cool older tabico kitty girl Boonce is looking for something. She's looking for a home. She's looking for a friend. She's looking for you! Adopt.

baaaadJacksonHandsome senior gentleman Jackson needs a bit of extra TLC, since he has diabetes. Can you help this sweet guy out? Donate for his care through YouCaring or contact us!

Featured Cats (Petsmart Center City

baaacTLanceLance is waiting to get adopted. 'Honestly,' he asks, 'what's taking you so long?!' Come meet him at the Center City PetSmart and adopt!

 cccTortiTorti is a lovely older lady, quiet and calm and beautiful  Come meet her at the Center City PetSmart and adopt!

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


Featured Pets Needing Foster Homes


Spike is a 5 year old pit bull guy who weights 65 pounds. He's a very loving dog who loves people but can be very shy with strangers. He currently does not show well in his cage and also has resource guarding issues. He loves dogs and loves to play but does not share high value items well. He is currently on anti-anxiety medication and will be kept on them during the entire length of the foster period. He would do best in a small household without children. Can you foster him? Contact us today!

Bishop is a 2 year old pit bull dude who is 55 pounds. He was surrendered to us due to landlord issues and he is not adjusting well to the shelter. He's not eating well and is extremely stressed in his kennel. He is a loving dog who loves attention and desperately needs to be placed into a foster home so he can thrive until a permanent home can be found. Can you foster him? Contact us today!

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










Lifesaving Results
Lives saved in 2018 so far: 
Lives saved in Dec. 2017:

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

President's Day Dog Adoption Special!
Honor our nation's dog-loving first president with our President's Day Dog Adoption Special from Saturday, February 17th to Monday, February 26th. To celebrate George Washington's Birthday (February 22nd, 1732) all our large dogs (40lbs and up) are just $17.32!

Foster Homes Needed ASAP!

We're looking for three very special fosters for 3 very special dogs! Spike, Bishop, and Mushu are not doing well here at the Refuge and desperately need foster homes. Can you help? Find out more and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

Help Wanted!
Love pets and people? Come join our team! We're looking for a Kennel Attendant and a Volunteer & Assistant Foster Coordinator - find out more and apply now!

Winter Pet Safety
Brrrr ... it's cold out there! Keep your pets warm and safe with these cold weather safety tips from the ASPCA!

Upcoming Events

Happy Hour at MilkBoy Philadelphia
Wed Feb 28 @ 5:30PM - 07:30PM

21st Annual Fur Ball Gala: Havana Nights
Sat Mar 10

Puppy Yoga at OpenBox Athletics!
Sun Mar 25 @12:30PM - 03:30PM

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 - Thurs: 10:30am - 7:30pm
Fri 10am-6:30pm
Sat - Sun: 10am - 2pm

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