APS of Durham is still doing adoptions!  

As of Monday, October 12th, 2020, 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!

Adoption Applications: Scroll below and select the appropriate application document for the animal you are interested in adopting.

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 adopt@apsofdurham.org. Please make sure you complete the entire two page application 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. 

How much does it cost? 

  • Cats & kittens are $95. The adoption fee for your 2nd cat is only $50 when adopting two together! 
  • Dogs & puppies range from $125-$175. 
  • Fees for other animals vary. 

These fees help offset the cost of evaluation, housing, feeding and medical care for the thousands of animals that need our help. The adoption fee for each animal varies and is dependent on many factors including: age, size, behavior, medical condition and public demand. Animals with a higher adoption price provide us with more resources for the other animals in our care who may need extensive medical care or more time to find a loving home. 

What is included in the adoption fee? 

The adoption package at APS is all-Inclusive. Your new dog or cat will come home with a medical exam, spay/neuter, vaccines, a microchip and lots of love. Staff & Volunteers will help you learn about any dog, cat, rabbit, guinea pig or other animal you may be interested in adopting and will provide care, love and support throughout your entire adoption process. 

  • Basic Medical Exam 
  • Spay or Neuter Surgery 
  • Microchip 
  • Rabies Vaccination (4 mo+) 
  • DA2PPV Vaccination (dogs) 
  • FVRCP Vaccination (cats) 
  • Bordetella Vaccination  (dogs) 
  • Intestinal Parasite Check 
  • Heartworm Test (dogs 6mo+) 
  • FeLV/FIV Test (cats) 
  • De-worming