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


Hello, I just wanted to thank you for our boy, Arthur (we kept his shelter name).  We never considered Rat Terriers when researching dogs, but Arthur is the dog for us.  He is a loving companion, already housebroken and as smart as a whip.  We’re looking forward to beginning training classes with him later this month.  … Continued


Hello, APS!  I’ve attached a picture of another alumnus you can add to your gallery.  This is Clara, formerly Janie, adopted in September 2008.  She was pretty subdued when we first adopted her – we think she may have been a little depressed from having lived at the shelter for 6 weeks – but it … Continued


I don’t know if you recall, but you helped us adopt an old Border Collie a year ago on labor day weekend.  We named him Myles Bill Clinton and he became the happiness of our family.  I’ve never met anyone who loved and was as happy as he was….someone who had a broken, painful body; … Continued