We are excited to announce that MARL broke ground on a new facility in June! 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
Tuesday- 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Wednesday-12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Thursday-12:00 pm-7:00 pm
Friday-12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Saturday-12:00 pm-5:00 pm

We will be closing at 5:00pm on Thursday, October 31st.

Please note that adoption paperwork and viewing of animals ends at 4:30 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays, and at 6:30 pm on Thursdays.

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

Intake Hours
Starting on 05/31/2019, animal intakes will be 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

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Claude's Story

On June 20th, two beautiful Italian Mastiff puppies were brought to MARL in a box. They were completely unsocialized and had never experienced human contact. We noticed right away that the male puppy had a leg abnormality.... Read More