Good afternoon, My husband and I adopted Leon from the APS of Durham a couple of months ago and we wanted to share a bit about how things are going. Well, I must say that he has been a true joy thus far. Leon is quite a character and he certainly has charmed us with … Continued

DOUGAL – formerly Bruce, adopted early 2009

Hi, Dougal here! When I first arrived at the shelter in January 2009, I was just a little guy, very cute, about 3 months old. After I’d been at the shelter for a few weeks without being adopted (can you believe it when you see my shelter picture?!), I agreed to let an APS volunteer … Continued


Hello APS! We adopted Dominick, a medium-hair black handsome 1-yr old cat from y’all back in June 2007.  He is a wonderful snuggly boy and we wanted to thank you for bringing him to us!  Our other cat, Sebastian (who we took in as a stray 6 years ago) really enjoys having another feline in … Continued


I adopted Dulcie in May or June of 2000 . She was part of a litter of puppies abandoned in an apartment and brought in to the Durham APS. At the time we thought she was a dachshund mix but it turns out she is a beagle/basset hound mix. She is a wonderful companion and … Continued


Hello APS of Durham I just wanted to send along some pictures of Lexie (formerly Betsy when at the shelter) whom we adopted back in May 2006. She has turned to be a very loving and comical dog. The second photo shows Lexie and her “big” sister Allie lounging on the couch. The last photo … Continued


We adopted Riley (he was Nolan at the shelter), on Wednesday 10/28/2009.  He is quickly becoming a great little puppy addition to our family.  We are working very hard on getting house trained, so mom and dad don’t have to follow his every move around the house.  He is a little tentative about new things, … Continued


Just wanted to send you an update on Grace and Smudge (formerly Twinkle Toes and Callie).  They are wonderful additions to our home.  Whether they are curled up on our laps or chasing eachother around the house, we love them!  Grace loves to be in or on top of anything she can find in the … Continued


We adopted Colleen (kept the name) in August 2009 and she has been a great addition to our family.  She’s got tons of puppy energy and loves to go over to the Pineywood dog park, where we’ve made lots of new friends.  She has a special dance she does when we get home… she not … Continued


Boomer and Buddy, or as we call them now Hops and Barley, are doing wonderfully and getting bigger now, finally growing into their bodies.  They still love to wrestle with one another and will chase each other up and down the hall.  They each have their favorite toys and will walk around the house for … Continued


Hi there! Here is a picture of our two dogs that we adopted from Durham APS.  We got Dude two years ago and Sweet Dee about a year ago.  We don’t know what we’d do without them!  I don’t know if any of the employees remember Dee (Mardi) but it took my sister about an … Continued