Holiday Giving Guide

What do you give the person who has it all? Instead of exchanging the same old gifts this holiday season, give a gift that will truly make a difference! Your support will help keep the homeless cats and dogs of southeast Michigan safe and warm all winter long.

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The holidays are a time for hope, cheer, and thoughtful giving. While cats and dogs in homes are getting lots of treats and toys, we at MARL are careful not to forget our residents here at the shelter! Enjoy feel-good shopping with symbolic gifts you can donate to the animals at MARL. Every donation will help us spoil them the way they deserve!

This is the perfect way to celebrate the holidays at home with your family!

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Sponsor a MARL animal in your own name or as a gift to someone else! Your gift of $20 or more will help with medical care, socialization and enrichment for that animal and so many others in need. Just browse through our list of eligible animals, select a cat or dog that catches your eye, and become a sponsor! If you sponsor an animal as a gift to someone, you have the option to download a card that you can print and give to your recipient.

BROWSE THE ANIMALS

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MantraThis year when you do your online holiday shopping, be sure to use www.smile.amazon.com! It’s the same Amazon you know and love, but  Amazon will donate a percentage of the price of your eligible purchases to charities, like MARL! Just make sure the Michigan Animal Rescue League is selected as your charity of choice, or create an account and follow the instructions to link it to MARL. It’s such an easy way to make a difference!

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If you want to cozy up in something new this holiday season, you’ve got to check out the MARL Shop! Our online store is full of fun goods that are sure to warm every animal lover’s heart. From cozy sweatshirts to MARL hats, mugs, t-shirts, and even children’s apparel – The MARL Shop has something for everyone on your list! Place your order by December 10th for the best possibility to receive it by December 23rd.

VISIT THE MARL SHOP

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MARL’s Wish List Drive brings the support of the community directly to animals in need. This year, it’s easier to give than ever – Just text WISH to 248-780-0402! Or donate supplies or mail in a gift by following these steps:

  • Visit a participating location near you
  • Find the MARL Wish List Display and select an animal
  • Use that envelope to mail in a donation to the shelter, or find that animal’s wish list inside!
  • For locations with boxes, supplies can be dropped off right there!

It’s that easy! Your monetary donation will help us meet the costs of medical care, socialization, enrichment, and basic needs for the animals.

SEE OUR LIST OF PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS

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A gift to MARL is a thoughtful way to honor someone you care about and make a meaningful contribution to the lives of  homeless dogs and cats in southeast Michigan. MARL will mail a donation notification card to your recipient, and gifts in the amount of $20 or more will be mentioned in our bi-annual newsletter!

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This is the perfect gift for any rescue-enthusiast in your life! Give a cat or dog the gift of a second chance with an Animal Care Sponsorship. A sponsorship will cover basic care, food, and medical expenses for the cat or dog residing in your sponsored space. You will receive your preferred name displayed in the sponsored space, a monthly email about the animal residents occupying it, and recognition on the MARL website.

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Looking for an easy way to help the dogs and cats at MARL this season? Donate much-needed items from our Wish List! These supplies are used daily at our shelter. You can even purchase items from our Amazon Wish List and have them shipped directly to MARL – it’s so easy!

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