We are excited to announce that MARL has moved into our new facility! Find us at our original location at 790 Featherstone, Pontiac, MI 48342.

Please be advised that MARL now has two entrances and can only receive mail at the Featherstone address.

MAIN ENTRANCE & ADOPTION CENTER PARKING LOT: 325 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd N., Pontiac, MI 48342
*If you are coming to meet an adoptable animal, volunteer, or have a meeting with a staff member, use this entrance!

*If you are coming to surrender an animal, drop off donations, or receive community outreach, go to this entrance! Please ring the doorbell for assistance.

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 first complete an online adoption application –

Once your application is received, a member of our team will contact you with additional questions, to schedule an appointment for visitation, or to notify you of any changes to the animal’s availability. Visitation appointments can be made for any day of the week between the hours of 9:00am and 7:00pm.

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

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

Intake Hours
Animal intakes are currently 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 office hours. Intake appointments can be made for any day of the week between the hours of 9:00am and 7:00pm.

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

General inquiries –
Adoptions and questions about adopting –
Volunteer applications and questions about volunteering –
Questions about events and fundraisers – 
Questions about the website –

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