About New Life Pet Adoption Center

New Life Pet Adoption Center, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation incorporated under the laws of the State of Wisconsin. The center was formed as a no-kill center in 2000 for the purpose of placing more adoptable companion animals into loving and caring homes; educating the public and municipal governments about the overpopulation problem with emphasis on the importance of spaying and neutering and to provide a place of safety and the humane treatment of companion animals while awaiting adoption.

New Life Pet Adoption Center is located on four acres of land at 125 Cattail Avenue in the Village of Marathon adjacent to State Highway 29 and 152nd Avenue. The first phase of the facility, constructed in 2007 consists of 5,000 sq. ft. The facility houses a reception/retail area, 2 offices, surrender room, viewing room, two isolation wards, treatment room, kitten holding room, and food preparation area. The second phase will consist of expanded dog and cat areas as well as a surgical and recovery facility. The second phase will add an additional 6,000 sq. ft. to the facility and will be constructed as the need dictates and resources become available.

no-kill animal shelter in Marathon, WI

As a No-Kill center, New Life Pet Adoption Center will provide a place where the public can surrender their family pets without the fear that they will be euthanized just for the sake of making space available. Specializing in adoptions affords an ability to narrow its focus and spend all its efforts on placing animals in a proper environment.

New Life Pet Adoption Center is managed by a Board of Directors consisting of community leaders, business professionals, veterinarians, and interested individuals.

Our Mission

To be a No-Kill shelter and place of safety for all animals. To provide our community with good, healthy, adoptable animals and strive to maintain maximum animal control through education, training and a spay and neuter policy. No-kill shall be defined as a non-euthanization of all animals that are deemed healthy, treatable medically, and behavioral trainable. The only animals that will be euthanized will be those that are terminally ill and in pain, where it is an act of kindness to bring an end to the suffering, or those that are a threat to public safety and welfare.

Adoption Fees

Cat$95
Dog$195
Rabbits$80
Guinea Pigs$30
Gerbils, Hamsters, Mice, Rats
w/ Cage
$10
$35

The fee includes the following: Spay or Neuter prior to adoption, License, Microchip, FeLV/FIV test in cats, Heartworm test in dogs, Fecal test, Veterinary exam, and Behavior evaluation.

We offer the option to "round-up" by a $5 donation to help support our efforts to bring in rescues.

Adoption discounts are available for seniors and special-needs animals.

Below is a breakdown of the services that we include in our adoption fee, approximately what other adoption centers charge and the approximate value of the service.

ServiceNew LifeOther CentersApprox. Value
ExamYesYes$20 - $40
Rabies VaccinationYesYes$20 - $30
Distemper VaccinationYesYes$20 - $30
Bordetella VaccinationYesYes$20 - $30
Fecal TestYesNO$15 - $20
De-wormingIf neededYes$5 - $15
Heartworm Blood TestYesNO$20 - $30
Heartworm PreventionYesNO$2 - $10
Flea/Tick PreventionYesNO$10 - $15
Spay/NeuterYesYes$90 - $150
MicrochipYesYes$40 - $50
Personality ProfileYesNOPriceless
Total Value$262 - $420$215 - $345$262 - $420
Adoption Price$195M - $140
F - $180

ServiceNew LifeOther CentersApprox. Value
ExamYesYes$20 - $40
Rabies VaccinationYesYes$20 - $30
Distemper VaccinationYesYes$20 - $30
Fecal TestYesNO$15 - $20
De-wormingIf neededYes$5 - $15
FeLV/FIV Blood TestYesNO$40 - $50
Spay/NeuterYesYes$90 - $150
MicrochipYesYes$40 - $50
Personality ProfileYesNOPriceless
Total Value$250 - $385$195 - $315$250 - $385
Adoption Price$145M - $60
F - $100