Adoptable Pet of the Week: Livia

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Wanna play tag? Livia sure does. She gets very excited when someone comes to get her for a walk, but can easily calm down once she starts walking. Livia does well on the leash and loves to sniff and explore. Livia doesn’t find much interest in other dogs but would do great with a gentle buddy in her new home. She is super friendly, but a little anxious living at the shelter. Livia is active and playful, and does need some basic training and exercises to help with her jumping and barking. Her manners aren’t quite up to par when it comes to accepting treats because she loves them so much. Come meet Livia and see how sweet she is for yourself!

To set up a virtual visit or to adopt, send adoption forms to To view Livia’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 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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