We are excited to announce that MARL broke ground on a new facility in June 2019! MARL will remain open during construction at a temporary location.

Find us just a couple of miles away at 1624 N. Perry, Pontiac, MI 48340.

Visiting Hours

As of 03/16/2020, adoptions and animal visitation will be by appointment only. If you are interested in adopting a MARL animal, we ask that you complete an online adoption application –

Once your application is received a member of our team will contact you with additional questions and/or to schedule an appointment for visitation.

We ask that you call before dropping off any donations of supplies so that we can provide you with temporary drop-off instructions.  The main number to MARL’s office is: 248-335-9290

Office Hours
Tuesday- 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Wednesday-12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Thursday-12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Friday-12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Saturday-12:00 pm-5:00 pm

Please note that adoption paperwork and viewing of animals ends at 4:30 pm.

Phone: (248) 335-9290
Fax: (248) 335-0261

Holiday Hours
Thursday, November 28th (Thanksgiving Day) – Closed
Tuesday, December 24th (Christmas Eve) – Open 12:00 pm-3:00 pm
Wednesday, December 25th (Christmas Day) – Closed
Tuesday, December 30th (New Year’s Eve) – Open 12:00 pm-3:00pm
Wednesday, January 1st (New Year’s Day) – Closed

Intake Hours
Animal intakes are by appointment only. If you are unable to keep your pet and would like to discuss your options, please call our front desk at 248-335-9290 during business hours.

Shelter Location
1624 N. Perry, Pontiac, MI 48340

Partnering Adoption Location
MARL houses a number of adoptable cats and kittens at the following location:

PetSmart | 17677 Haggerty Rd, Northville, MI 48168
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 7:00 am – 9:00 pm & Sunday, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Email Contacts

Adoption applications and general inquiries –
Volunteer applications and questions about volunteering –
Questions about events and fundraisers – 
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