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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, pit bull terrier-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) 

108084 (Jackie, Boston Terrier)

Jackie! More info coming soon. (108084)


108004a (Lola, gray and white cat)

Lola! *More info coming soon!* (108004a)



Sweet kittens Baby Spice and Sporty Spice! *More info coming soon!* (108004cf)


107931ab (Spotty and Whitey, domestic mice)

Spotty and Whitey are two adorable pet mice who love to scamper and play! Adopt one or both! (107931ab)

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



Featured Fosterables of the Week

107905c/a (Cladius, gray tabby foster kitten; Darcy, gray and white foster kitten)

Little Claudius & sister Darcy were found in the trash! These tiny treasures need a foster home until they're big enough be adopted, and to be fed every four hours. Watch videos of Claudius and Darcy!

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




Lifesaving Results
Lives saved in September: 63!
Lives saved so far this year: 429!

Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month!
October is Adopt-A-Shelter Dog Month! We have a whole list of ways to celebrate and help shelter pups, from adoption to new profile pics....

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 ...

Walk Your Dog, Help Morris!
Don't just take your dog for a walk - take your walk for a dog! Download the Wooftrax Walk for a Dog app - each walk, they'll donate to the Refuge!

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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