DOGust 1st shelter pet birthday celebrations save lives!

Dogust 1st: A birthday for shelter pets!
We all like to celebrate birthdays, but what if you don't know your best friend's date? When you adopt from a shelter, the staff has their best guess at the age of your animal, but anything closer to an accurate birthday is impossible. So when do you party with your pup? That's where DOGust 1st comes in - it is the international birthday for shelter pets! That's right, it's the official day to celebrate rescued animals and their importance in the lives of their humans. Read more

Help us Clear The Shelters this August 1st - 30th!

We are paw-sitive you don’t want to miss out on the amazing month we have in store. Join us to help make a life-changing impact for our shelter. Animal Protection Society of Durham is excited to offer all of our adoptable dogs and cats for $50 this month. WOW – that’s such an amazing deal!

APS of Durham and animal shelters across the country are once again teaming up with NBC and Telemundo stations to find loving homes for pets in need with the Clear The Shelters pet adoption and donation campaign. Read more

It's Hip To Be Snipped! Get your Male Pet Neutered Now!

Stop Pet Overpopulation! Neuter your male dogs & cats now! APS is partnering with SNAP-NC to offer appointments to neuter your male dog & cat companions!

We are now taking applications to neuter male cats over 2 pounds and male dogs between 8 – 59 pounds. For a minimum donation of $20 each, you will receive a voucher redeemable for an upcoming appointment with our SNAP-NC neutering program.

Read more here!

The Power of Resilience

Phoebe the puppy and Legolas the kitten came to us needing so much love and care.

Read their story to find out why your support matters.

Will you become our Faithful Friend?

Our dear friend Rick Fisher created a coffee table book of photography, "A Last Love Letter to My Friends: Celebrating Dogs and the Joy they bring us". Rick gifted the remaining books to us in hopes of inspiring more donors to support APS of Durham in a meaningful way. In memory of Rick, we are asking you to become a recurring monthly donor this month: our Faithful Friend.

Find out more here!

APS & Best Friends’ Shelter Collaborative Program

APS of Durham is proud to be partnering with the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA and Best Friends Animals Society as part of Best Friends’ Shelter Collaborative Program with a goal of increasing lifesaving for dogs and cats entering APS of Durham. This initiative is instrumental in saving lives.

Read more about our partnership here!

Our Year in Review: The 2021 Annual Report

Click here to read our complete fiscal year 2021 report!

APS 2021 Annual Report

$20 Spay/Neuter Vouchers for Durham Cats & Dogs

Save Lives! Spay/Neuter your cats and dogs! Stay tuned to social media and this page for upcoming dates for our community spay days. Please fill out this application to be considered. We’ll reach out with your date if we can … Continued

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Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are vital to the lives of homeless pets in Durham. APS Volunteers pledge at least two hours a week to socializing cats or dogs, assisting with clerical needs, working with our Education Committee or filling other needs. Click here to learn more. Read more

Donate Now

APS of Durham depends on the generosity of individual and corporate donors to continue the high standard of care we have for our animals, our community programs to help pets who are not at our shelter and our education program to help our community. Would you like to help fulfill our mission? Click here to donate! Read more