The well-being of the community and our animals is always the top priority for us at APS of Durham. Therefore, we are making some adjustments to our operations to do our part in keeping our staff, volunteers and the community safe and healthy during this uncertain time.

First and foremost, our shelter staff will still be present and working hard every day to care for our animals.

How can I access the shelter?

How can I see if my lost pet is in the shelter?

If you wish to make an appointment at the shelter to look for a lost pet, please call 919-560-0640 ext. 9 to speak with a staff person.

How do I adopt an animal at this time?

As of Monday, October 12th, APS is open to the public for adoptions again. During regular business hours, no more than 10 visitors at a time will be able to come in to meet our awesome animals and do same day adoption. Click here for more details. 

Many of our adoptable pets will remain in foster homes. If you are interested in an animal on our website that is labeled “in foster care”, please download, fill out, and email the adoption forms linked in their bio to adopt@apsofdurham.org.

We are also continuing to work diligently with other local partner rescue organizations to find alternate placement for many of our animals. This will help to increase their probability of adoption during this unusual time. We are grateful for the enthusiastic support of our partnering agencies.

How can I surrender an animal to the shelter at this time?

If you wish to make an appointment at the shelter to surrender your pet at this time, please call 919-560-0640 ext. 9 to speak with a staff person.

Is APS of Durham still holding and participating in community events during this time?

We are cancelling all APS of Durham community outreach events and ‘meet and greet’ events until further notice.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we implement these operational changes in the interest of our community. Please keep an eye on our website and social media for updates. Wishing good health and safety for our entire community.