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Animal Adoption

The joys of bringing a furry friend into your family are unlimited! When you adopt one of the Morris Animal Refuge’s homeless animals you are giving them a second chance at a new life! Thank you for choosing to adopt!

The Morris Animal Refuge is guided by the ASPCA's Open Adoption and Humane Society's Adopters Welcome policies. We know that those coming into our shelter to adopt an animal are already choosing to do the right thing by saving a life, rather than seeking out a pet store, breeder, or online ad. It is our objective to find out as much about the adopter's wants and hopes for a pet as well as their lifestyle, time constraints, and capabilities, so that we can make the best match between person and pet as possible. The Refuge and our adoption staff focus on counseling to support the adopter and their new animal, making sure they have all the information they need to keep their new pet happy and healthy. The goal is to meet everyone's needs, both human and animal!

To adopt, please come to the Refuge or one of our other adoption locations, and speak with a member of our adoption team. Any staff member will be happy to speak with you about what you're looking for in a new pet, show you any animals you're interested in, and help you make an informed decision on which furry friend would be the best match. You may fill out an online adoption application, so that your information can be retained in our system but since matches are made based on specific animals, we hope you'll come visit them soon! If you do not see an animal you are interested in at this time, we encourage you to stop in anytime to see our current animals and find your perfect match. The Morris Animal Refuge reserves the right to refuse any adoption.

All of our animals up for adoption are already spayed or neutered and fully up-to-date on vaccinations and flea treatment. If there are any medical or behavioral concerns with an animal, we will make any potential adopter aware of it during the counseling process. The Refuge, however, cannot perform full medical examinations on each animal.






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Adoption Pricing

Puppies    Standard: $500
 Dogs    MVP: $300 
   Standard: $150
   Shelter Favorite: $75
Kittens   MVP: $150.00 
  Standard: $100
Cats   MVP: $100.00
  Standard: $50.00
  Shelter Favorite: $25 

Contact Us

The Morris Animal Refuge
Main Office & Adoption Center
1242 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147
Get Directions

General Info:  (215) 735-3256
Direct Line:  (215) 735-9570
Fax:  (215) 735-6398

Hours of Operation
(except during holidays)

Mon, Tues, Sat: Sun: 11am - 4pm
Wed & Fri:  11am - 7:00pm

The Refuge is closed to the public on Thursdays