Cat Care Program

MARL’s Cat Room and Cage-Free Cat Room are maintained primarily by volunteers!  We need help cleaning each of these rooms in the morning before our shelter opens to the public. General duties include cleaning, doing dishes, scooping litter boxes, and providing the cats with food, clean water and clean bedding. In addition to cleaning, we are also in need of volunteers to help socialize our cats and kittens throughout the day.

To volunteer in our cat rooms you will need to be at least 18 years old and  be able to make at least a three month commitment of one day per week. Volunteers ages 13-17 may work cat rooms but need to be accompanied by an adult over 25 years old who is also a volunteer and must perform the same tasks.


Dog Care Program

The Dog Care Program at MARL gives you the opportunity to form relationships with our dogs while providing them with enrichment and socialization. This program is available to volunteers who complete basic training. Dog walkers must be 21 years old and be able to make at least a three-month commitment of one day per week.


Offsite Cat Adoption Centers

PetSmart in Northville houses a number of adoptable MARL cats in their adoption center. PetSmart volunteers work as a team to ensure that our cats have a clean place to live and plenty of socialization!




A Successful Yappy Week!

  This year, MARL faced the difficult decision of what to do with its biggest annual fundraiser, Yappy Hour, in response to COVID-19.  While many events around the world were canceling, the needs of our animals remained.... Read More