Get involved

MARL thrives from the love and compassion of our community.
Check out some of the ways that you can help

Adopt

Adopt

Your furry friend awaits at MARL. Adopt one of our dogs or cats today!

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Foster

Foster

Temporary foster opportunities are a great way to help us learn about our animals while providing a loving, out-of-shelter home for them.

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Donate

Donate

Every little bit helps keep our dogs and cats safe and comfortable in our shelter.

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Volunteer

Volunteer

Your help at the shelter or any one of our events keeps MARL going. Volunteer today!

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A DIFFERENT BREED
OF SHELTER

The mission of the Michigan Animal Rescue league is to be the community leader in non-profit animal welfare, providing the highest quality of life to dogs and cats through rescue, medical care, short- and long-term sanctuary, adoption, education, and outreach.

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Available Dogs

Dogs Available For Foster Or Adoption

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Available Cats

Cats Available For Foster Or Adoption

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VISITING HOURS

Tuesday-Saturday
12:00pm - 5:00pm (Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat) | 12:00pm - 7:00pm (Thurs)
Closed Sunday & Monday

INTAKE HOURS

Daily
8:00am - 5:00pm
FEID 38-1557622

LOCATION

790 Featherstone
Pontiac, MI 48342
We're on the southeast corner of Martin Luther
King Jr. Blvd. & Featherstone, 1 block north of M-59
- just a mile west of the Silverdome

CONTACT

P: 248.335.9290
F: 248.335.0261

FEATURED ANIMALS

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WHAT’S NEW

Saying YES will save their lives

  Brew arrived in our lobby after being turned away from two other shelters, including the one he was originally adopted from. His owner said he was a good boy but they didn't have time for a dog and Brew was spending most of his time tied... Read More

Peanut's Purrfect Match!

Peanut arrived at MARL in April 2017. He was nervous at first but with the help of staff and volunteers he adjusted very quickly! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOThDpEpE2E Staff and volunteers could not help but fall in love with this... Read More

Gracie's Transformation

When Gracie arrived at MARL in April 2018 she was underfed, not socialized, and her fur was terribly matted. She was terrified of humans, rarely saw the outdoors, and had never been on a walk. Gracie came... Read More