I adopted Penelope (then known as Wendy) in September of 2008 – one year ago this week!  When I was in high school, my family adopted a bouncy, cheerful Samoyed-mix we named Yuri, who officially turned me into a dog lover.  Of course, he could not come to college with me, and is a bit … Continued


Once again you have directed us to the purrfect pet.  Mick Sweeney is so adorable.  He fit into our lives so instantly.  He is so smart.  Already knows how to open doors, knows where his favorite toy is and takes us to it when he is ready to play.  We are so happy to have … Continued


Bruce who lived in PI with his sister Shelia caught my eye immediately as I volunteered every Sunday. He spent a month in his cage while getting all his puppy shots and I was unable to be play with him. I feel in love. I had lost my certified therapy dog Lightning in October of 2008 … Continued


Hi there, I have been meaning to send an email for a while now.  I adopted the precious little freckle nosed pup you have on your website under the “About Us” page.  I’ve been seeing his cute pic on the website and newsletter and my husband and I get so tickled.  We adopted him in … Continued


My wife and I adopted Phoenix from APS of Durham of June 24th, and we’ve got the most adorable, wonderful dog you can imagine!  She’s got a lot of energy, so we take her for walks around the block, and on those walks we even found a new entrance to a local state park!  It’s … Continued


I adopted “Brownie” a few years ago.  Tilly, as she is now known, and I have our weekend morning ritual of coffee (for me) and biscotti or a cookie (for us both).  As you can see, Tilly is eagerly awaiting her piece of the cookie.


Hi APS,   I ran into one of your volunteers at PetSmart last weekend and I thought I would pass along a happy ending story for my dog Luna (formerly Winnie) that I adopted at the end of May ’09.  Luna is such a sweetheart and does great meeting new dogs and people.  She is … Continued


Dear APS, I know it has only been a month since adopting Ruby and Jasper, formerly Red and Luke, but we have found them to be so acclimated we had to send along some photos. We love to watch them play and have fun with each other, but, most impressively, they were able to be … Continued


Dear APS, I just wanted to send along a couple of pictures of my lovely, sweet, playful, and absolutely hilarious dog Dolly, whom I adopted from you last September.  I am so, so, so grateful you guys took care of her until we were lucky enough to find each other.  Thank you for all the … Continued