MARION COUNTY, Ore. (KOIN) — If you want to spend time with a dog but not ready to own one, Marion County Dog Services is providing a way.

The animal shelter put out a call for dog walkers as the summer weather heats up. According to the shelter, there are several openings on the schedule.

People are also encouraged to sign up for a “Volunteer Pack” walk, where volunteers can take a dog and walk around the marsh areas next to the dog shelter.

“We have a few great dogs who would love the outing,” said Marion County Dog Services.

The shelter is also looking for volunteer t-shirt designs for a chance to have the artwork on the MCDS volunteer t-shirt.

“Create a cute slogan, draw an adorable portrait of a volunteer and a shelter dog. The possibilities are endless,” explained the shelter. “All submissions must be received by July 31st.”

People can send their design by email to or by mail to 3550 Aumsville Hwy. S.E. Salem, OR 97317.