MARL may look small and unremarkable from the road, but it is truly a great place! The workers and volunteers are very friendly and passionate about the animals. Their serious stance on placing their animals in safe, appropriate, and loving homes is evident with the comprehensive adoption process and applications. Some pets just require specific accommodations and it would be unfair for the shelter to compromise the animal's needs just to be adopted. All of the animals at MARL are fully vaccinated, their health is checked and they are spayed/neutered before adoption which is such a great policy and money saving in the long run. The staff and volunteer work very hard to keep the shelter spotless and the animals fed, cleaned, exercised, and socialized. No animal is overlooked or cast aside, and each get equal tender love and care. I have personally dedicated time to MARL as a volunteer and can assure anyone first hand that this is a fantastic place to adopt from. An important fact about MARL is that they are a no kill shelter and do not euthanize their animals. In addition, they often travel to other shelters and rescue pets who may be facing a time limit but who are perfectly adoptable. I would reccommend for anyone to stop in and walk about the shelter to see for yourself what it is like and get an up close and personal view of the animals. Searching online for a pet is very convenient but you may not know who is going to stand out to you until you see them first hand. And one more piece of advice, MARL usually has no shortage of puppies and kittens but try going to the older animals first and spend some time with them. The older ones just seem to melt my heart and there are many who are looking for their forever homes!