The tale of Emily Grace

A touching story about a cat finding it’s right place in the world, as told by her owner Debra English. “Twenty years ago, I visited APS of Durham in search of Emily Grace. That’s right, I’d named her before I knew her. I searched several shelters to find the girl who matched the name. Small … Continued

A senior pet with so much to give

“Neville (formerly “Baxter”) makes an excellent case for adopting a senior pet. Well into his golden years (10 approx), Neville is the ultimate snuggle bug, spending most of his time on my lap or a dog bed next to me while I work from home. He has been so easy to care for and integrated … Continued

Luna, the full moon dog

This is the story of Luna (formerly Edna), adopted by the Jewell-Alibhai family. “Wherever we’ve lived in the world we’ve always had dogs, but for the last few years have been without a four-legged friend in our house. The younger members of our family kept up unrelenting pressure this summer and after promises that they … Continued

Gus Gus -a tale of two kitties

Here is the story of once shy Gus Gus, as told by his owner Diana Pineda. “I adopted Gus Gus in mid-March 2021. My first rescue cat, Ella, had just passed away and I dropped by APS to see if you had any cats. Somehow that day there were only 2 cats at APS (not … Continued

Happy Harry!

Adopter Rachel Hoover wrote to us with this Happy Tail about her newest family member, Harry the cat. She writes, “He’s been here over a year now and is settled in like he’s always been a part of the Hoover cat clan. Harry’s life philosophy is that the only reason you aren’t snuggling him right … Continued

Paisley, even better than the country star!

Paisley (formerly Tandy) adopted July 2016    When Tim met Paisley (no, not that Paisley), it was even better than meeting a country superstar. Because this Paisley is way cuter than the country superstar.   In July 2016, in residence at the APS of Durham, Paisley, then known as Tandy, was waiting patiently like a good little girl for her furever home. … Continued

Daisy brings joy! Even when a little naughty!

“This is Daisy (formerly known as Lola) who we adopted just before Thanksgiving in 2020. She is sweet faced and cuddly, but also bouncy and mischievous at times! We all fell immediately in love with her, including her big brother Watson. We are tremendously grateful to the APS for bringing us together and especially thankful … Continued

Hank, the gem!

“We adopted Hank in September of 2014 when he was almost 2 years old. He was heartworm positive, but, to our great delight, we managed to get him through it over the next six months. As so many of us have discovered, our dogs give us so many moments of happiness every day. And Hank is … Continued

Foster Takeovers: Suzi and Seemingly!

Foster takeovers are first hand stories from our APS volunteers introducing their foster pets and telling us their fostering journey.   “Hi everyone! I’m Suzi, and these are my favorite boys Rumble and Seemingly. We are taking over APS Social Media today so that you can get to know Seemingly! Seemingly is the third cat … Continued