Adoptable Pet of the Week: Marcus

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Marcus at APS of Durham
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Marcus loves nothing more than playtime and to receive attention and affection. This 3-year-old needs heartworm treatment and medical care and has only been able to go on short walks since arriving at the shelter about four months ago. While Marcus waits to meet his forever family, he enjoys stimulating games and entertainment by shelter volunteers. Marcus gets a little anxious and insecure in new situations but is friendly and quick to warm up to people. While seemingly reactive to other dogs on a leash, this enthusiastic pup may very well warm up to certain dogs if given the chance and will get along best with children ages 6 and older due to size and energy level. Marcus seeks a home with plenty of activity, attention and exercise, and only one other dog. Visit the Animal Protection Society of Durham today to see if you and Marcus might be a good fit!

Through August, adoption fees for all adoptable dogs and cats are $50 during Clear the Shelters. To set up a virtual visit or to adopt, send adoption forms to [email protected]. To view Marcus’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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