Animals & Pets

​Pet licenses are not required by the City of Salem, but are required by Marion and Polk Counties. You will find a variety of opportunities to interact with and study wildlife in the Salem area.

What’s happening
Feb. 06
Salem Reads - How to Find Your New Best Friend: Pet Adoption Information Session2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.Digital Meeting

Join members of the Willamette Humane Society and Marion County Dog Services staff as they discuss adopting a shelter pet. They’ll answer questions such as: What is the life of a shelter dog like? What are the benefits of adopting an adult dog instead of a puppy? What kinds of backgrounds do rescue animals have? What do I need to know to ensure a dog is a good fit? How long does it take to settle in and bond with an adopted animal? Do I have to do dog sports to keep my pet happy and exercised? Sign up now to receive the Zoom login information by email on the morning of the event. Salem Reads: One Book, One Community is sponsored by the Salem Public Library Foundation. Events are planned throughout the month of February 2021 that explore the topics and themes of the book Walking with Peety by Eric O'Grey.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Feb. 15
President's Day

City offices, Center 50+, and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.

May 31
Memorial Day Observance

City offices, Center 50+, and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.

Jul. 05
Independence Day Observed

City offices, Center 50+, and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.

Sep. 06
Labor Day

City offices, Center 50+, and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.

Contact us

Code Compliance
Monday–Friday
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
555 Liberty ST SE RM 305
Salem OR 97301
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