This affectionate pup is named Phipps (formerly known as Lips) and has been at the shelter since Dec. 22, 2022. Phipps is friendly, affectionate and sweet, and was announced champion of Mutt Madness because he’s so talented at catching treats. He recently enjoyed exploring Durham with a volunteer, who says he is a stellar shotgun rider, doesn’t display much separation anxiety and even poses well for pictures. Phipps does prefer the affection of people rather than dogs and requires slow, careful introductions to other pups. All adoption fees for dogs, including Phipps, have been waived. Pay him a visit today!
To set up a virtual visit or to adopt, send adoption forms to [email protected]. To view Phipps’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, but adoption fees for all dogs are currently 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].