Marr-Velous Pet Rescues

A 99900 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs, cats.

Pets at Marr-Velous Pet Rescues

  • Any
  • Dogs
  • Any
  • Baby
  • Puppy
  • Kitten
  • Young
  • Adult
  • Senior
  • Any
  • Male
  • Female
Photo of Rocky


Male, Young
American Bulldog

Photo of Melachi


Male, Adult
Rottweiler / Shepherd (Unknown Type)

Photo of Bruno


Male, Young
Corgi / American Pit Bull Terrier

Photo of Ivory


Male, Adult
Siberian Husky

Photo of Indigo


Female, Young
Rhodesian Ridgeback / Catahoula Leopard Dog

Photo of Regina George

Regina George

Female, Young
Whippet / Labrador Retriever

Photo of Cleo


Female, Adult
Shepherd (Unknown Type) / German Shepherd Dog

Photo of Marshall


Male, Adult
American Pit Bull Terrier / Australian Cattle Dog

Photo of Angelo


Male, Adult
Golden Retriever / Great Pyrenees

Photo of Conan


Male, Adult
American Bulldog

Photo of Mr. Kyle

Mr. Kyle

Male, Adult
Hound (Unknown Type)

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Areas Marr-Velous Pet Rescues Serves

South Florida including the Keys

Marr-Velous Pet Rescues's Adoption Process

We have a 5 page adoption application that must be completed and approved before a meet and greet is scheduled.

We have an average cost of $350 per dog, and sometimes more if there is a major medical issue.

We require a donation of $350 for puppies, and request and appreciate a donation of $350 or more for adult dogs for adoptions.

About Marr-Velous Pet Rescues

About our group, well, Joy Martin, the broker/owner of Marr Properties, owns a barn in the Redland. Down the street from the barn, there once was an animal shelter, now closed. However, people still go and finding no shelter, dump their animals there. So, there are often strays around the barn. Typically, the most animals we had at a time was about three dogs, at least until Easter weekend, 2007, when Joy and her husband Brad where riding their horses and came upon a huge black bin on the side of the road. When they looked in, they were horrified to see it filled with tiny puppies that had no food or water and were left to bake in the hot Florida sun. People driving by would have never known any living (barely) creatures were inside. There were 8 (!) puppies in the bin, which we took to the vet, got them all their shots and had them de-wormed. We sent out an e-mail about the puppies and got a tremendous outpouring from people who were shocked by the story and interested in them. Seven of the puppies found good homes within 2 days.

One pup, Molly, had been ill so we did not try to find a home for her while we had multiple tests done; they revealed that she had a blockage and would need surgery to fix the problem. For all of our previous rescues, Joy had been paying out of her pocket for their shots and other expenses but we had never had anything this serious. So once again, we sent out an e-mail asking for help. We were thrilled that all the funds needed for Molly's surgery arrived in less then 48 hours. Molly's surgery was undertaken quickly. Unfortunately, the night after Molly's surgery, she passed away in her sleep.

The following day was very emotional for all of us and we decided that this happened for a reason and that in order to help more animals we should start a non-profit rescue group so that people can make tax-deductible donations and in that way, we can help many more animals and that’s how this organization, Marr-velous Pet Rescues and Adoptions, began. A few months ago, we started the voluminous paperwork, have already gotten our corporate papers and are now just waiting for our 501(c)3 status to come through. Five years later and hundreds of adoptions later we are still excited about what we do!

Key Largo has no other rescue groups that we know of for dogs; the Humane Society, which does not put down the animals they receive, is a wonderful organization, however.

Come Meet Marr-Velous Pet Rescues's Pets

We host a Yappy Hour at different venues the first Thursday of every month . Visit us on Facebook at for the time and location!!
We host events all throughout the year so check out our website or our facebook page to find out the latest happenings!

Marr-Velous Pet Rescues's Adopted Pets

See Adopted Pets List

Make a donation to Marr-Velous Pet Rescues to help homeless pets find homes