APS of Durham is still doing adoptions!
As of Monday, October 12th, APS of Durham is open to the public for adoptions and animal visitations again! Please call 919-560-0640 Ext. 9 to make an appointment to come in and visit the animals.
If you plan on stopping by the shelter, please ensure you have no COVID-19 symptoms, have not been exposed to anyone with COVID-19, bring your mask (required for entry), and be prepared to have your temperature taken and practice social distancing and hand sanitizing inside the shelter.
For our fabulous foster animals, we continue to find creative ways to facilitate out of shelter adoptions. In adherence to social distancing regulations, foster parents are conducting virtual visits for interested adopters. These virtual visits will allow you to see the animal interacting with people, ask any questions you have about the animal, and have the foster parent explain some of their personality and behavior traits in a live format. Here is a brief clip of a recent virtual visit!
How does the adoption process work?
All adoptable animals will be posted on our website under Adoptable Cats, Adoptable Dogs, or Other Animals (small pets). In order to reduce traffic in the shelter while we are under stay at home orders, many of our animals remain in foster care. Animals in foster care are labeled as such on their website page. The website is the most up to date and accurate place to see what animals are available, but we often post additional pictures, videos, and stories about our adoptable animals on our Facebook and Instagram pages, so stay tuned in to those as well.
If you are interested in adoption a pet that is not labeled as “in foster care” on the website, please give us a call to make an appointment to meet them!
If you are interested in adopting a pet that is labeled “in foster care”, please download, fill out, and email the adoption forms linked at the bottom of this page to email@example.com. Please make sure you complete both the Adoption Questionnaire and the Adoption & Visitation Form for the type of animal you are interested in adopting (Dog, Cat, or Pet for small pets like bunnies and guinea pigs).
Each adoption is approved on an individual basis. Some animals may not be considered appropriate for your particular situation, and so may not be adopted to you.