Pete (formerly Hazel)

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“As I sit here writing this, I am having to convince Hazel (now Pete), who is snuggled up next to me, that drinking my coffee is a bad idea.” It’s the little moments like these that teach us how special our pets are—from the silly quirks like wanting to drink their hooman’s coffee to peeing … Continued

A Happy Tail 10 Years in the Making

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Ten years ago this year, kitties Chance and Jelly were at the APS of Durham, patiently awaiting the day their good luck would cash in. By chance or by fate, however you choose to look at it, Bill and Joyce entered the picture. In 2009, Chance and Jelly were the two remaining kittens in a … Continued

Giblet: Two-Time Loser to Big-Time Winner (Adopted Nov. 2017)

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This story starts with a 2017 Thanksgiving APS adoption … actually, it starts much earlier. Where It Starts Mary and Judd had dogs for as long as they can remember: 40+ years. Most of that time, Boxers were their thing. Their last two were adults from a rescue—ailments already treated and behavior evaluated. In 2013, … Continued

Boomer (adopted December 2018)

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Gotta Get That Boom Boom Boom  Emma came to the APS of Durham on December 11, 2018, in hopes of finding a new fur baby. Many who adopt know the story: “I went to the shelter to look at a different dog…” But when Emma laid eyes on Boomer, she knew she had found the newest member of … Continued

Ginger (adopted June 2018)

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If you’re a proud parent of an adopted pooch you know that the adoption process is anything but predictable—but in the best way. Mrs. Parks predicted that she’d bring home a small dog, and she did … sort of.   Little did Mrs. Parks know, when she got to the APS of Durham and saw Ginger, formerly Angelica, all her predictions would change. Ginger … Continued

Lelu (adopted July 2017)

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It’s easy to remember the first time you lock eyes with your fureverpet. But it’s unlikely you’ll remember exactly what run they were inat the shelter. Emily—an adult, black pittie mix—was in run 12 when Cherisse saw her for the first time in July 2017. One look was all it took; it was a moment they would never forget.  Emily now goes by Lelu Dallas Multipass, Lelu for … Continued

Tuna (adopted November 2017)

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They say when you meet the right person (or, in this case, the right canine) life happens as it’s supposed to, then the rest is history. That’s exactly how it happened in this adoption story for a sweet beagle mix known as Blake…at least until Charlie, Blake’s future human, came along. Shortly thereafter, Blake became … Continued

Winston (adopted July 2018)

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When Winston came to APS, he was a little beat up and soon there after, he was diagnosed as FIV positive (see below for more information on FIV). Even with this, he carried his chipper and happy spirit. We quickly learned that he LOVES scratches under his chin and on the top of his head. … Continued

SOLO (Adopted FAll 2012)

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Hi, we adopted Solo, short for Solomon, back in the Fall of 2012 when he was approximately only 7 months old. Solo has grown so much since then. He is 61 lbs. now! Solo grew to be a fun, loving member of our family. He has such a great, funny personality. One of the funniest, … Continued

BODHI (formerly Toby, adopted November 2014)

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Here is Toby on his first day at his new home.  He’s still shaggy. Here he is after grooming and with a new name – Bodhi.  He is adapting quickly to his new home and a regular schedule.  He is an awesome dog! We are delighted to have him with us. Joanna and Patrick