Marion County Dog Services
Please note: Our lobby is currently closed to the public. Please contact our office by phone with your questions regarding Lost and Found Dogs, Enforcement, Adoptions and Dog Licensing.
Dog Services will be closed on Thursday, November 26th in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday and will re-open at 9:00 AM on Friday, November 27th.
New Shelter Hours Due to COVID-19
Mon - Fri: 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday: Closed - no appointments
Monday - Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Important Phone numbers to call
Enforcement - 503-566-6988
Dog Licensing and all other questions - 503-566-6966
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.
Dog Services Manager - Ann Potter (503) 588-5233
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 or rescue entity,
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
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!