The Madison Animal Rescue Foundation (MARF) partners with Madison Animal Control to try and keep dogs off the street and find them forever homes! The beautiful thing about MARF is that all of their animals live with a foster family before they are adopted, so all pets are trained, socialized, and loved. Run by volunteers, MARF is a huge community advocate for responsible pet ownership, educating the public on preventative actions such as flea/tick collars, desexing, and heartworm protection.
One of the largest no-kill shelters in Madison County, The Ark is committed to providing care to all animals surrendered and to give companionship to humans seeking to adopt. The Ark operates solely on the generosity of the community and makes a point to constantly give back. Pets of The Ark make regular visits to nursing homes and are the happy faces of their annual fundraising telethon. As if that was not enough, The Ark is dedicated to providing a safe haven for animals coming from domestic violence households and has an emergency response team on call to assist the Red Cross whenever necessary.
If you couldn't gather from the name, Madison Small Pups is a shelter committed to the little guys. They rescue toy breeds from puppy mills, the streets, and through surrender. Madison Small Pups makes a point to crate train each and every dog they receive while also providing them with the necessary veterinary care to be able to go to a forever home. Surviving on donations alone, Madison Small Pups still finds the time to write detailed biographies of all of the animals they serve in order to make sure interested families are the perfect fit!