Our Adoptable Dogs

  • APS Dogs Have Fun in Playgroup!

  • RUSSELL is a friendly, affectionate Pit/Hound mix, 2-3 years old, who’s very snuggly and full of kisses! He’s a gentle boy with a rather submissive side, so he’ll do well with kind handling and training as he builds his confidence. He does well with other dogs. Russell will be a
    UPDATED, NEW PHOTOS 7/8/15!! HARPER is a pretty girl, a smaller-size APBT/Hound mix who’s about one year old. She’s playful, energetic and full of fun, but she also knows how to settle and focus, so she’ll be a wonderful young dog to train. She likes other dogs, and loves to
    COLLETTE is a gentle, affectionate Plott Hound/Pit mix who’s about 2 years old. She’s a friendly girl with lots of nice tail wags, and she’s so eager to please! She likes to chase a tennis ball, and does well with other dogs. Collette will be a wonderful family pet! Collette
    UPDATED 7/6/15!! RAVEN is a gentle, lovely Pit mix who’s about 2 years old. She’s a sweet girl who loves people and attention, and she can be quite playful when she warms up (she’ll chase after a ball and even bring it back!). She pays attention nicely for food treats
    UPDATED, NEW PHOTOS 7/6/15!! Watch Miranda playing with her best pal Gigi! MIRANDA is a pretty Pointer/Pit mix, about 6 months old. She’s energetic, playful, and loves people and attention. She’s great with other dogs – take a look at the photos of her in action at our doggy playgroup!
    Click here to watch Hogan playing with his friend Louie! UPDATED, NEW PHOTOS 7/8/15!! HOGAN is a friendly, outgoing Boxer mix, about 18 months old. He’s energetic, enthusiastic and playful!Since he’s smart and motivated, he should be fun to take to obedience class. He likes other dogs, and loves to
    UPDATED, NEW PHOTOS 7/6/15!! YASMINE is an energetic, enthusiastic Hound/Whippet mix puppy, about 5 months old. She was a little anxious and unsure of herself when she first arrived at the shelter, but has really blossomed since! Check out the new photos of her running and playing with her friends
    UPDATED, NEW PHOTOS 7/6/15!! POLLYANNA is a 7-8 month old Lab mix who’s social, perky and lots of fun! Since she’s smart, attentive and food-motivated, she should be fun and easy to train. She does well with other dogs, and LOVES our doggy playgroup (see new photos!!) Pollyanna will be
    GWEN is a lovely Hound mix, about 3 years old. She’s affectionate, gentle, friendly and very playful once she warms up, which she does quite quickly – she’s has a comical, endearing side that will make you smile :-) Gwen will be a great addition to a lucky family. She
    RAMONA is a playful, energetic Pit mix who’s about one year old. She likes to chase a tennis ball, adores her toys, and is smart and food-motivated (= fun to train!). She loves people and other dogs :-) Ramona is looking for an active family to call her own. Ramona
    EVERLY is a gentle, affectionate, wiggly Pit mix, about 3 years old. She’s such a friendly, cuddly girl, who loves everyone she meets :-) She likes to chase a ball (she’ll be fun to play with!), she’s food-motivated and attentive (she’ll be fun to train!), and she does well with
    ZORA is a gentle, rather shy APBT who’s 1 – 1 1/2 year old. She’s a sweet girl who tries so hard to please; she needs kind handling and positive, reward-based training to help her build her confidence. She’s very nice with other dogs. Zora is looking for a calm,
    UPDATED, NEW PHOTOS 7/6/15!! RUSTY is a fun young Boxer/APBT mix who’s 1 – 1 1/2 years old. He’s energetic, goofy and playful (he really enjoys his toys!), but he also knows how to settle and focus for food treats – he already has a great “sit”. He does well
    SNICKERS is a lovely APBT mix, about one year old, with the best wiggle of welcome! She’s a joyful young dog, full of energy and enthusiasm :-) She LOVES to chase a ball, adores her toys, and pays attention beautifully for food treats. She’s excellent with other dogs, and would
    GINA is a pretty APBT mix, about one year old. She’s a sweet girl, lovely in every way – gentle, friendly, affectionate and attentive :-) She likes her toys, and LOVES food treats – she’ll be fun to train! She’s very nice with other dogs. Gina will be a wonderful
    OTTO is a tiny, delicate Italian Greyhound mix, about 6 months old. He’s quite timid at first, with a rather sensitive, submissive side, but once he warms up, he loves people and attention (and food treats!!) He likes other small, gentle dogs. Otto is looking for a calm, kind, adult-only
    SEYMOUR is a handsome Cattledog mix, about one year old. Though he can be a little unsure of himself at first, he tries hard to make friends. Since he loves food treats, he should be fun to train, which would also be good for his confidence. He likes other dogs.
    SCOOBY is a sweet, soft, rather shy Lab mix who’s a little under one year old. He’s a gentle, friendly young dog with quite a playful side – he likes to chase a tennis ball and loves his toys. He gets along with other gentle dogs. Scooby will blossom in
    CALYPSO is 1 – 1 1/2 year old Lab/APBT mix, is social, playful, energetic and fun! She loves toys, tennis balls, and food treats, and likes to play with other dogs. Calypso is looking for an active family who’ll give her the exercise and basic training that all young dogs
    DULCIE, an adorable 6 month old Lab/Hound mix puppy, was brought to the shelter by Animal Services, having been found as a stray with a severe injury to one of her rear legs, which subsequently required amputation. She’s a sweet, affectionate girl who’s full of tail wags and kisses;
    SHADOW is a gentle, smaller-size Collie mix who’s 6-7 years old. He’s a little worried and submissive, and not entirely sure what’s expected of him, but he tries very hard to please. He loves food treats (which will be helpful in building his confidence), and is polite, though not especially
    ARETHA is a friendly, affectionate Hound mix, 5-6 months old. She loves people and attention, and she also has a playful side – she enjoys her toys, and likes other dogs. Since she’s very food-motivated, she’ll be lots of fun to train. Aretha will be a wonderful family pet! Aretha
    SHEBA is a sweet-faced, cuddly Lab mix, around 5 years old. Though she can be a little timid at first, she warms up with kind handling and encouragement, and she pays attention nicely for food treats (she already knows “sit” and would love to learn more!) She’s excellent with other
    GUTHRIE is a lovely young Lab mix, around 1 year old. He’s a sweet boy who can be a little unsure of himself at first, but he warms up quickly, especially if you offer him food treats (he’ll be a wonderful young dog to train!) Guthrie is looking for a
    NICO is a handsome 5-6 month old Hound mix who’s full of energy and enthusiasm!  He loves tennis balls, toys and (especially!!) food treats :-) Since he’s smart and attentive, he’ll be a wonderful puppy to take to puppy class. He loves other dogs! Nico needs a loving family who’ll
    CURTIS is an adorable Chihuahua mix, about 3 years old. He’s friendly, affectionate, loves food treats, and is good with other dogs – a great little all-rounder! Curtis will be a fabulous companion for a single person, couple, or family with older children. Curtis lives in kennel P3. For more
    DIESEL is a lovely big APBT, about 2 years old. He’s friendly, low-key and though he can be a little worried in new situations, he always tries his best. He likes food treats, and is polite with other dogs. Diesel will do well in a calm, kind home with gentle,
    BRIANNA is a gentle, pretty APBT mix who was very emaciated when she first arrived at the shelter as a stray. Despite her poor physical condition, she was full of tail wags and kisses for everyone, and immediately got to work putting on weight :-) She has a playful side
    VIOLET is an adorable Hound/Setter (Whippet/Pointer?) mix who’s about 1 year old. She’s an energetic, enthusiastic young dog who will blossom with lots of exercise, playtime, and basic obedience training! She likes other dogs. Violet will be a fabulous addition to a lucky family. Violet lives in kennel 39. For
    CELINE is a sweet, rather sensitive Finnish Spitz mix who’s 2-3 years old. Though she can be a little worried at first, she enjoys people and attention, and gets along with other dogs (she prefers gentle, male dogs). Celine will blossom in a kind, calm home. Celine lives in kennel
    QUINLAN is a cute, playful APBT mix who’s just under one year old. She’s a pretty little girl who loves tennis balls, toys and food treats! She does well with other dogs. Quinlan is looking for a lucky family to call her own :-) Quinlan lives in kennel 34. For
    RUPERT is a lovely Lab/Boxer mix, 1 – 1 1/2 years old. Though he can be a little anxious in new situations, he warms up quickly and becomes quite playful – he likes to chase a ball and loves his toys! He does well with other dogs. Rupert will be
    CECELIA is a playful, enthusiastic APBT mix who’s a little under 1 year old. She likes to chase a tennis ball, loves her toys, and plays attention beautifully for food treats :-) She seems to get along with other dogs. Cecelia will be a lovely family pet. Cecelia lives in

    Our Foster Dogs

    NEW PHOTOS 5/31/15!! JEROME is a handsome American Bulldog mix, about 2 years old, who’s playful, energetic and enthusiastic! He likes to chase a tennis ball, loves his toys, and is smart and food-motivated. He loves other dogs, and would be a wonderful companion for a young, playful female dog
    UPDATED, NEW PHOTOS 7/9/15!! MYRNA is a pretty, older Beagle who’s affectionate, gentle and so sweet! She’s a mellow girl who enjoys her walks and lots of gentle petting. She’s pleasant, though not playful, with other dogs. Myrna will be a wonderful companion for a kind single person, couple or

    Adoptions Pending

    *ADOPTION PENDING* UPDATED, NEW PHOTOS 7/8/15!! FARLEY is a lovely Hound mix, 8-10 months old. He’s friendly, affectionate and playful! He likes other dogs, and loves our doggy playgroup (see new photos of him in action!) Farley will be a wonderful addition to a lucky family. Farley lives in kennel
    *ADOPTION PENDING* UPDATED, NEW PHOTOS 7/6/15  SHELDON is an approximately 2 year old Plott Hound/Boxer mix who’s playful, cooperative, and very food-motivated (he’ll be fun to train!) He’s excellent with other dogs – he loves our playgroups and is quite the gentleman of the dog park – he can roll
    *ADOPTION PENDING* VINCENT is a sweet Chihuahua, 2-3 years old. Though he’s a rather shy, sensitive little guy, he loves people and attention, and enjoys kind, gentle petting. He perks up when food treats are on offer, and gets along with other small dogs. Vincent is looking for a calm,
    *ADOPTION PENDING* CLEMENTINE is a very endearing APBT mix who’s about 18 months old. She’s friendly, wiggly & playful, and she likes other dogs. Clementine will be an adorable companion for a loving family. Clementine lives in kennel 27. For more information about Clementine, contact 919-560-0640.

    Our Adopted Dogs

    *ADOPTED 7/17/15* UPDATED 6/27/15!! Bunny had so much fun the other day in a doggy playgroup here at the shelter! Click here to watch Bunny in doggy playgroup!! BUNNY is an adorable Pit/Pointer mix who’s about 2 years old. She’s a gentle girl with a rather shy, submissive side, so
    *ADOPTED 7/25/15* ISABELLA is a playful, outgoing Black & Tan Hound mix, about 2 years old. She loves to chase a tennis ball, adores her toys, and is very food-motivated and highly trainable (she already knows “sit”). Isabella will be a fun addition to an active family.
    *ADOPTED 7/27/15* UPDATED, NEW PHOTOS 07/6/15!! JAX is a handsome big boy, a Lab mix who’s around one year old. He loves people and attention, walks nicely on leash, and loves toys. Since he’s smart and food-motivated, he’ll be lots of fun to train. He’s excellent with other dogs, and
    *ADOPTED 7/18/15* UPDATED, NEW PHOTOS 7/6/15!! WRIGLEY is a fun-loving Beagle, about 3 years old. He’s a perky, outgoing little guy who loves to play (he likes to chase a tennis ball & adores his toys!!), but he also knows how to settle nicely, and enjoys people and attention. He’s
    *ADOPTED 7/21/15* ANGELINA is a fun, energetic Pit mix who’s about 2 years old. She’s friendly and affectionate, and also can be quite playful – she loves her toys and likes other dogs! Angelina will be a fabulous addition to an active family.  
    *ADOPTED 7/27/15* UPDATED, NEW PHOTOS 7/7/15!! EMMETT is an athletic, playful, goofy Boxer/Hound mix, 5-6 months old. He loves to chase tennis balls, loves his toys, pays attention nicely for food treats, and does well with other dogs (see his new photos from doggy playgroup!!) Emmett is looking for a
    *ADOPTED 7/28/15* UPDATED 6/28/15!! WILLIS is a tiny, delicate Chihuahua who’s about 2 years old. He’s a rather timid little guy, so he’ll need very kind handling and gentle, positive training to help him build his confidence. He mostly avoids other dogs, and would be happiest as an only dog.
    *ADOPTED 7/17/15* UPDATED 6/30/15!! POCO is a tiny, delicate Chihuahua, about one year old. He’s a sweet but timid little guy who likes gentle petting and handling. Poco needs a very kind, calm, loving, adult home where he can continue to build his confidence. He would probably be happiest as
    *ADOPTED 7/28/15* UPDATED 7/6/15!! PEBBLES is an adorable Chihuahua, about 2 years old. He’s a sweet little guy who’s rather timid at first, but he warms up with kind handling and encouragement, and has some nice tail wags for people as he gets to know them. He’s polite, though not
    *ADOPTED 7/18/15* PIPPIN is an adorable Yorkie mix who’s cute, friendly and wiggly! Since she has a rather sensitive, submissive side, she’ll benefit from kind handling and training to build her confidence (her love of food treats will also help with this!). She’s very nice with other dogs. Pippin will
    *ADOPTED 7/17/15* CICI is a cute, perky Whippet mix, 3-5 years old. Though she can be quite skittish and avoidant at first, and has a rather sensitive and submissive side, she’s an affectionate little girl who does love people, and she enjoys gentle, calm petting. She’s excellent with other dogs,
    *ADOPTED 7/18/15* OSWALD is a handsome Lab mix puppy, about 3 months old. He’s cute, social, gentle, and all-around adorable! Oswald is looking for a loving family who’ll give him the time, attention and training all puppies need.  
    *ADOPTED 07/18/15* ORLANDO is a very cute Brindle Lab mix, about 3 months old. He’s friendly, playful and lots of fun! Orlando will be a sweet addition to a loving family. He would love to go to puppy class :-)  
    *ADOPTED 7/18/15* MILES is a playful Lab mix puppy who’s about 3 months old. He’s friendly, outgoing and lots of fun! Since he’s smart and food-focused, he should be a wonderful puppy to train :-) Miles will be a fabulous family pet.  
    *ADOPTED 7/18/15* GARTH is a handsome Doberman Pinscher puppy, 4-5 months old. Though he looks quite worried in his photos, he’s actually very affectionate, playful (he loves toys and tennis balls!) and a little goofy! He’s great with other dogs. Garth will be a fabulous companion for an active family
    *ADOPTED 7/18/15* OTIS is a cute, perky Rat Terrier mix, about 18 months old. He’s very playful – he loves to chase a tennis ball, likes his toys and gets along well with other dogs! Since he’s very attentive and food-motivated, he has the makings of an obedience class star
    *ADOPTED 7/21/15* SPARKY is a fun puppy, a Rat Terrier mix who’s 4-5 months old. He’s playful, outgoing, and food-motivated, and he loves attention :-) Sparky will be a wonderful companion for an active, committed family who’ll give him exercise, playtime, and take him to puppy class!  
    *ADOPTED 7/25/15* WHISKEY is a lovely APBT mix puppy who’s about 4 months old. He has had a long journey since he first arrived at the shelter (in May) with a fracture of his right front leg. He has been so sweet and patient through many weeks of wearing a
    *ADOPTED 7/27/15* MAPLE is a pretty Lab mix, a little under 1 year old. She’s an energetic, enthusiastic girl who knows how to settle and pay attention nicely when food treats are on offer (= fun to train!) She loves to chase a tennis ball, adores her toys, and gets
    *ADOPTED 7/29/15* WYATT is a English Golden Retriever mix who’s about 18 months old. He’s a handsome, affectionate boy who loves people and attention. Since he’s very food-motivated and attentive, he should be fun to train. He seems to like other dogs. Wyatt will blossom in a calm, kind, loving
    *ADOPTED 07/24/15* NEWTON is a lovely Shepherd mix, about 2 years old, with a sweet face and a kind nature. Though he can be a little shy and submissive at first, he warms up quickly with kind handling and encouragement, and lets his gentle, endearing personality shine through :-) He
    *ADOPTED 7/27/15* SKIPPY is a perky Rat Terrier mix, 2-3 years old. He’s gentle, friendly and though he can be a little anxious in new situations, he likes to play with his toys, and LOVES food treats :-) He gets along with other dogs. Skippy will be a sweet little
    *ADOPTED 7/20/15* ELTON is a sweet, perky and irresistibly cute Plott Hound mix puppy who’s 2-3 months old. He loves attention and handling, likes to play, and would enjoy going to puppy class! Elton is looking for a loving family who’ll give him the time, attention and training all puppies
    *ADOPTED 7/25/15* OAKLEY is a cute, playful, social Lab/Hound mix puppy, about 3 months old. He looks sad in his photo, but isn’t :-) He likes his toys, and loves food treats, so will be a fun little guy to take to puppy class! Oakley will be an adorable family
    *ADOPTED 07/29/15* CONWAY is a very playful Lab (Lab/Hound?) who’s 1-2 years old. He’s enthusiastic and fun-loving, and guaranteed to make you smile! He loves to chase a tennis ball (what Lab doesn’t?!), adores his toys, and is very attentive and food-motivated. He’s full of playbows with other dogs :-)
    *ADOPTED 7/27/15* ROLLO is a small-size Terrier mix who’s about one year old. Though he can be a little timid at first, he responds well to kind handling – and food treats (a great confidence-builder!). He seems to like other dogs. Rollo will do well in a calm, low-stress adult
    *ADOPTED 7/29/15* WADE is a friendly, outgoing Lab who’s 1-2 years old. Like most labs, he has lots of energy and enthusiasm, loves toys, and adores food treats (he’ll be fun to train!) He likes other dogs, though his energy level could be too much for some lower-key dogs :-)
    *ADOPTED 7/28/15* RAINEY is a Golden Retriever mix.  
    *ADOPTED 7/28/15* COCO is a Beagle mix.  
    *ADOPTED 7/28/15* DEXTER is a 3-4 month old Lab (mix?) puppy who’s friendly, playful, and all around adorable!! Dexter is looking for an active, committed family who’ll give him the time, attention and training all puppies need :-)

    Placement Partners

    Went to on of our Placement Partners! NORBERT is a 3-4 month old Hound mix – he’s Nolan’s brother. He’s very shy at first, but warms up with gentle handling. Puppy class would really help build his confidence. Norbert needs a calm, loving home. For more information about Norbert, email
    Went to one of our Placement Partners!! STAN is an adorable Chihuahua/Dachshund mix, 7 years old. He’s a gentle, friendly little dog who has a rather shy, sensitive side that will respond well to kind handling and positive (reward-based) training. He likes other dogs. Stan will blossom in a calm,
    This is Wilfred, who was posted on multiple rescue sites and Facebook pages as he was seen running loose in S. Durham, filthy and matted. On what was probably the luckiest day of his life, he was caught and brought to the shelter. On his arrival, even having seen his