Adoptable Pet of the Week: Twinkle

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Twinkle has been at the shelter since June and can’t wait to find a family to call her own. Her behavior has changed a bit from being cooped up at the shelter for so long, but she’s still a sweet, smart pup at her core. Twinkle has lots of energy and it’s hard for her to get all her wiggles out because she’s restricted to short walks due to being heart worm positive. Twinkle needs a family who can attend to her medical needs so that she can be her best self and build on her training – she already knows “sit” and is easily redirected when distracted. Twinkle is a smart girl who loves to learn and needs plenty of opportunities to do so. She loves to chase balls and learn new games, and will do anything for a treat! Twinkle can be mouthy with treats, and would do best with a family with kids older than 10 and may be too rough while playing for some other dogs.

During the month of October, all dog and cat adoption fees are $50 thanks to APS’ partner Two Men and a Truck.

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