Countless animals arrive at our doorstep in desperate need of help. We have received dogs who are paralyzed, had cats abandoned in our parking lot, and seen strays arrive starving and wounded. MARL is dedicated to being... Read More
Volunteer with MARL!
The life-saving work that we do at MARL would not be possible without the dedication of our volunteers. From walking dogs to working off-site events, our volunteers provide endless support to MARL’s mission.
Read below to see how you can get involved with MARL, and click here to sign up.
Cat Care Program
MARL’s Cat Rooms 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 also need volunteers to help socialize our cats and kittens throughout the day.
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 a 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!