Adoptable Pet of the Week: Muddy Buddy

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Muddy Buddy is a super sweet, affectionate and wiggly puppy who has a lot of love to give. He takes a little time to feel all the way comfortable with a new person, but has truly excelled in his time at the shelter. He’s learned a lot of new tricks, worked on his skills on the leash and even was selected to be in play groups with other dogs, which has helped him learn how to properly interact with other dogs and given staff a good indication of his behavior outside the kennel. He would make a great Buddy to another dog. Since he is still young and shy at times, he would greatly benefit from someone who will take their time with him and continue teaching him basic manners. He need lots of playtime, things to chew and a lil help with his confidence. Can he leave his paw print on your heart?

To set up a virtual visit or to adopt, send adoption forms to [email protected]. To view Muddy Buddy’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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