Adoptable Pet of the Week: Crackle

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Crackle, who’s been at the shelter since Oct. 10, 2022, is a sensitive but affectionate girl who loves to lean in for pets. She love balls and playing tag games, but has to be careful right now because she’s heartworm positive. Crackle needs someone who can take on her medical care and help her get treatment. In the meantime, Crackle gets lots of love and stimulating games to keep her entertained and loves a good belly rub or a scratch on the head. Crackle would do best in an only dog home as she can be a bit bossy. She is good with kids of any age (but can be grabby with treats) and can have careful, slow introductions with other dogs who will give her space. Crackle is quite anxious and sensitive, but she knows that she can thrive outside of the shelter with someone who will have patience to teach her new things. Celebrate the new year with Crackle! Visit her today at APS of Durham.

To set up a virtual visit or to adopt, send adoption forms to To view Crackle’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 and behavioral assessment, spay or neuter surgery, microchip implantation, rabies and other vaccinations, intestinal parasite check (with treatment, control and prevention), a heart worm 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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