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  • A few of our awesome adoptable pets - click for more!
  • Starting 6/18, BYOD (Bring Your Own Dog) Brunch at Square 1682 every weekend in Summer! (We'll be there Saturdays 10am-1pm with adoptable dogs...)
  • We have baby kittens who need foster homes - Click to find out more!
  • We're teaming up with Best Friends Animal Society to bring you $10 adult cat adoptions all June!
  • Bring the dogs and kids to a special The Secret Life of Pets promo at Square 168's2 BYO Dog Brunch - plus adoptable dogs! This Saturday, 7/2 - click for more!
  • We have some great events coming up the weekend of July 9th -10th - click for more!

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

108695 (Jack, pit-mix dog)Jack’s a handsome, playful pup, 2 years old, who wants to be your only dog. Knows commands, loves splashing around in the water! (108695)

108784 (Princess, terrier-mix)

Lovely terrier-mix Princess is a sweet senior lady with a big smile who loves cuddling up or sitting in your lap. Go ahead - adopt! (108784)

108699c (Sylvester, tabby and white kitten)

Sylvester is a super-playful little guy who loves to wrestle with his kitten siblings. Look at that face – how can you resist? (108699c)


Fall in love with beautiful, quiet black and white lady Pandora! This big-eyed sweetheart can't wait to come home with you and snuggle. (108281b)

08745abc (Nigel, yellow-bellied slider)

Sheldon, Nigel, and Deon are three cool turtles - 1 red-eared slider and two yellow-bellied sliders - looking for loving homes. (108745abc)

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



Featured Fosterables of the Week


Watch this space - photoshoot in progress!

Watch this space - fosterable photoshoot in progress!

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

















Lifesaving Results
Lives saved so far in June: 55!
Lives saved in May: 70!
Lives saved so far in 2016: 384!

$10 Cat Adoptions in June!
June is Adopt A Shelter Cat Month, so we're partnering with Best Friends Animal Society to bring you $10 adult cat adoptions all month!

Kitten Shower!
Kitten Season is here and the little ones are pouring in, so we're having a Kitten Shower! Help the kittens - find out more...

Summer Pet Safety
Warm weather is finally here - help your pets beat the heat with our summer pet safety tips!

Adoption Locations

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

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

Rittenhouse Pet Supply - Center City
135 South 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Mon - Fri: 10am - 7pm; Sat 10am - 6pm; Sun: 11am - 6pm

Unleashed by Petco - Logan Square
The Granary (Across from Whole Foods)
1939 Callowhill Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
See event schedule

Petplan Office
3805 West Chester Pike, Suite 240
Newtown Square, PA 19073
Call for hours: 866-467-3875

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