We will be closed to the public on Monday, May 20th through Thursday, May 30th. Animals will be shown by appointment only during this time. If you are interested in meeting with an animal, please submit an adoption application. A member of our office staff will contact you to schedule a meet and greet.

We will resume regular business hours on Friday, May 31st. 

We are excited to announce that MARL will be breaking 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 beginning Friday, May 31st.

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

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
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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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