Adoptable Pet of the Week: Benji

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This awesome, active cuddle bug is a young, adult male dog with a good amount of energy who has been up for adoption since April 28. He’s a sweet, slightly sensitive guy who gets along well with other respectful dogs. He’s looking for someone to learn new things with and would prefer to have jobs or projects to engage in. A couple of things that he really loves to do every day is chase balls and play in the pool at the shelter. He’s had a couple of sleepovers with APS volunteers – who comment on how well-behaved, incredibly attentive, and sweet and affectionate he is – and alumni canines, but is very ready to find his new home.

Through July, adoption prices are going to correspond with the date of the calendar during the rest of July. Come in on the July 21, for instance, for a $21 adoption fee. Don’t wait too late to get the best adoption fee to take Benji home and make your family feel complete! To set up a virtual visit or to adopt, send adoption forms to [email protected]. To view Benji’s webpage, visit Same-day adoptions are now available in the shelter!

Adoption fees for dogs and puppies typically range from $125-$175. This includes a basic medical exam, spay or neuter surgery, microchip implantation, rabies and other vaccinations, intestinal parasite check, a heartworm test and deworming.

The Animal Protection Society of Durham, located at 2117 E. Club Blvd., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has been helping animals in the community since 1970, and has managed the Durham County Animal Shelter since 1990. In addition to county funding, APS relies on donations from individuals and corporations to feed, shelter and provide medical attention for the nearly 7,000 stray, surrendered and abused animals it cares for each year. The shelter is open Mon.-Tue. and Thu.-Fri., 10:30am-5pm; Wed. 10:30am-6pm; and Sat. 10am-2pm. For more information, call 919-560-0640 or visit

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Amanda MacLaren

Amanda MacLaren is the executive editor of Durham Magazine. Born in Mesa, Arizona, she grew up in Charlotte and attended UNC-Chapel Hill, majoring in journalism. She’s lived in Durham for eight years. When she’s not at work, you can usually find her with a beer in hand at Fullsteam, Dain’s Place or Bull City Burger or getting takeout from Guasaca.

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