Adoptable Pet of the Week: Oyster

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Oyster is a bit stressed at the shelter but enjoys the outside, where she can learn polite manners and easy leash walking. One thing about Oyster is that she loves stuffed toys. She likes to carry them around in her mouth to show them off to everyone she meets. She’s been at the shelter since Dec. 5, 2022, and just wants to break out and prance around fields of flowers, then join you for a cuddle after. She’d do best in a house with kids who are older than 10 and prefers gentle dogs. Oyster’s fee has been waived! Set up a visit at APS of Durham to meet her today!

To set up a virtual visit or to adopt, send adoption forms to [email protected]. To view Oyster’s webpage, visit this page. Same-day adoptions are now available in the shelter.

Adoption fees for dogs and puppies typically range from $125-$175, although Oyster’s fee has been waived. 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 by appointment only due to COVID-19. For more information, email [email protected].

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