Marion County Dog Services
Exciting Adoption Event
BISSELL Pet Foundation is bringing hope to shelter pets across the country this holiday season with its "Empty the Shelters - Holiday HOpe" adoption event.
Marion County Dog Services (MCDS) is thrilled to be one of the participating shelters. Beginning December 6th and continuing through December 11th, a majority of the dogs at our shelter will be available with reduced adoption fees.
Thanks to the BISSELL Pet Foundation, adoption fees will be $65 ($25 adoption fee, $20 microchip fee and $20 license fee). Adittionally, your newly adopted dog will be spayed/neutered and current on vaccinations.
In the coming days you'll see dogs on our website, marked with special event pricing (please note that not all dogs will have special pricing). If there is a dog you'd like to meet, please complete an adoption questionnaire online (also found on our adoptable dogs page). One of our team members will reach out to discuss your choice and possible set up an appointment. Please not that we are not open for walk-in visitors and conduct adoptions by appointment only.
NEW: Online dog licensing!
Dog Services Hours
Mon - Fri: Noon - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Lost Dogs Accepted/Returned
Monday - Friday: Noon - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Enforcement Hours (Field Officers)
Monday - Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Adoptions - By Appointment Only
If you are interested in adopting, please fill out the
Adoption Questionnaire and email it to
email@example.com. For best results, download the fillable Adoption Questionnaire before completing it.
Important Phone numbers to call
Enforcement - 503-566-6988
Dog Licensing and all other questions - 503-566-6966
Dog Services Manager - Melissa Gable (503) 316-6655
Marion County Dog Services operates Marion County's dog shelter located in Salem with the mission of serving and protecting dogs and communities throughout Marion County. The staff members are tasked with enforcing Marion County dog licensing and control ordinances; promoting humane treatment of dogs; providing shelter and care for stray dogs until they are reunited with their families or adopted; educating residents on quality dog care; and providing excellent customer service.
The work of Marion County Dog Services would not be possible without the several volunteers that assist the shelter in caring for the dogs or the numerous donations received. If you would like to license your dog,
adopt a dog,
provide donations to assist us in the care of the dogs that come to the shelter, please contact us at (503) 588-5233 or send an email to
**Please Note: Marion County Dog Services does not take owner surrendered dogs. If you wish to re-home your dog(s), please contact Willamette Humane Society at 503-585-5900.
The Marion County Dog Shelter is now EarthWISE certified. This designation is given to organizations who commit to observe environmentally-friendly practices in their facilities. Now we're dog AND Earth-friendly!