Adoptable Pet of the Week: Nilla

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Meet Nilla! This friendly girl is anxious to be part of a warm and loving home. She is about 1-and-a-half years old and weighs around 62 pounds. She has been in and out of the shelter for the past few months since she tends to have a lot of separation anxiety. Nilla just needs someone who she can trust to teach her the ropes. She will do well in a house with a gentle dog and older kids. She is smart and eager to learn, and already knows “sit” and “paw” commands! She can be quite sensitive and overwhelmed by her environment, but once she settles in, Nilla is gentle and confident. Do you have a big toy basket at your house? She loves those! Nilla likes to carry toys around in her mouth all day and snuggle up with a soft toy. Nilla would love to share a treat and a cuddle soon – come meet her today!

To set up a virtual visit or to adopt, send adoption forms to [email protected]. To view Nilla’s webpage, visit apsofdurham.org/dogs/nilla. 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 apsofdurham.org.

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