Boop is a 50-pound girl who loves to bounce and hop around, and can’t resist someone who has a treat for her. She’s super smart, too, and will show off how well she knows her “sit,” “shake,” “beg,” “down” and “stay” commands, and is eager to learn much more. Boop isn’t keen on cats and tends to like other dogs that she can play fairly rough with, though she’s extremely friendly. Boop will probably do best with kids who are 8 years old and older, especially since she’s still basically a big, energetic puppy. With lots of brain work and exercise, she will thrive. Boop loves to play with all of the volunteers at APS, but has been at the shelter since May and is dreaming of the day she can be someone’s loyal companion.
Adoption fees for dogs and puppies typically range from $125-$175. This includes a basic medical exam and behavioral assessment, spay or neuter surgery, microchip implantation, rabies and other vaccinations, intestinal parasite check (with treatment, control and prevention), 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 www.apsofdurham.org.