Adoptable Pet of the Week: Lance

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This cute pup used to be called Spike, but after bonding with APS staff and volunteers, they decided the name Lance was better suited for his gentle and sweet personality. Lance is 63-pound, 6-year-old dog, and can be jumpy at times. He would do really well if someone taught him basic skills – but don’t worry, he’s got “sit” down like a pro. Lance does great on the leash and loves going for walks. He certainly will never pass up stopping for a snuggle! Lance is not very interested in balls but does love soft toys, exploring, scratches and gentle love and affection. Lance does pretty well with other dogs as long as the introductions are slow and gentle. Kids of any age are great, too, as long as they understand that Lance can get jumpy. With lots of understanding and patience, Lance will thrive. Meet this energetic-yet-gentle pup at APS of Durham today, or take a look at his online profile page here.

To set up a virtual visit or to adopt, send adoption forms to adopt@apsofdurham.org. 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 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.

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