APS of Durham is open for adoptions!

APS of Durham is open to the public for adoptions and animal visitations.
(If you are surrendering an animal, you will need an appointment. Please call 919-560-0640 Ext. 9 to schedule it.)

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). We also post pictures, videos, and stories about our adoptable animals on our Facebook and Instagram pages, so stay tuned in to those as well. Each adoption is approved on an individual basis. 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.

Adoption Applications:

Select the appropriate application document below for the animal you are interested in adopting.

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.  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. For adoption, redemption or other payments, APS of Durham accepts cash, Visa or Mastercard. Checks are not accepted.

What is included in the adoption fee?

The adoption package at APS is all-Inclusive. Your new best friend will come home with a medical exam, spay/neuter, vaccines, a microchip and lots of love.

  • 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

Adopting animals that are in Foster

For our fabulous foster animals, we give potential adopters the option to meet the animal virtually, in-person with the foster family, or at the shelter. If the adopter comes into the shelter to meet the dog, they will complete the adoption forms at the shelter at that time. We can send out the forms via DocuSign email to be completed digitally.

The meeting between foster and potential adopter is scheduled via phone or email by the two parties. These 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. We can also schedule a virtual visit. Here is a brief clip of a recent virtual visit!

If you are interested in adopting a pet that is labeled “in foster care”, please complete and email the adoption forms below to adopt@apsofdurham.org

Adoption tips

  • The adoption process can take an hour or longer, and sometimes there is a wait to see an adoption counselor. Try to visit the shelter during the week if possible.
  • Please bring your children to visit with the pets you are interested in. You may also bring your family dog if you are interested in adopting a new dog.
  • We receive many animals each day, so if we don’t have what you are looking for when you visit, please come back another day.