Morris Animal Refuge

A 1242 Lombard Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 shelter helping to find loving homes for dogs, cats, rabbits, small animals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and/or fish.

Pets at Morris Animal Refuge

  • Any
  • Cats
  • Any
  • Baby
  • Puppy
  • Kitten
  • Young
  • Adult
  • Senior
  • Any
  • Male
  • Female


Female, Adult
Domestic Shorthair


Female, Adult
Domestic Shorthair


Female, Adult
Domestic Longhair


Female, Senior
Domestic Shorthair


Female, Senior
Domestic Shorthair


Female, Adult
Domestic Mediumhair


Female, Senior
Domestic Longhair

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1 - 7 of 7 Adoptable Pets at This Shelter

Areas Morris Animal Refuge Serves

Morris' adoption services cover the Greater Philadelphia/Pennsylvania Region including the tri-state area: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.

Morris Animal Refuge's Adoption Process

When you adopt an animal, you’re not just saving the life of the animal you adopted. You’re also opening up space for the next animal in need. Our goal at the Morris Animal Refuge is to approach the adoption process holistically to make the best matches for our adopters and for our animals.

To begin the adoption process, please fill out our Adoption Questionnaire so we can get to know more about you:
Once this is done, please allow 7-14 days for us to process your form. Due to an overwhelming amount of inquiries, wait times are longer than usual. You will be contacted via email when your form is processed.

The Morris Animal Refuge reserves the right to refuse any adoption.

Adoption Fees
Kittens: $150, or $200 for a bonded pair
Adult Cats (6 months+): $60, or $100 for a bonded pair
Puppies: $400+
Small Dogs (<25 lbs): $250
Large Dogs: $150
Other Animals: Contact us as

All animals adopted from Morris Animal Refuge are:
- Spayed/Neutered
- Up-to-date on age-appropriate vaccinations
- Treated for fleas and most intestinal parasites
- Microchipped
- Cared for by our loving staff until they find their forever homes

We strongly recommend any animals adopted from us to see a veterinarian for a post-adoption check-up and to establish care.


If you’re interested in adopting a dog:
At this time we are only accepting adoption applications for specific dogs currently in our shelter or foster homes. The procedure for dog adoptions is outlined below.

Please note that skipping steps can result in your inquiry being delayed or unanswered:
1. Fill out our adoption questionnaire.
2. Email with the name of the dog you’re interested in as the subject line.
3. Sit tight while our adoptions team reviews your inquiry. You will only be contacted if the animal is still available and you are a good fit based on this animal’s needs.

If you’re interested in adopting a cat:
Fill out an adoption questionnaire and keep an eye on your email for an approval message.
If you’re interested in or have questions about a specific cat on our website, feel free to drop us a line at

While we can’t guarantee the availability of any specific cats, we can schedule an appointment for you to visit the cats at our shelter.

About Morris Animal Refuge

The Morris Animal Refuge is a 501(c)(3) 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.

Come Meet Morris Animal Refuge's Pets

Make a donation to Morris Animal Refuge to help homeless pets find homes