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Published on April 03, 2020
5 cuddly canines to adopt now in DurhamPhotos: Petfinder

Looking to add a new companion to the family? There are dozens of cuddly canines up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Durham, so you won't have to look far to find the perfect new pal.

Hoodline used data from Petfinder to power this roundup of dogs available for adoption near you. Read on to meet some friendly, furry locals.

(Details like pet availability, training, vaccinations and other features are based on data provided by Petfinder and may be subject to change; contact the shelter for the latest information.)


Fletcher, pit bull terrier

Fletcher is a darling male pit bull terrier dog in the care of Carolina Adopt-A-BULLS.

Fletcher has mastered his house-training etiquette. He is neutered and vaccinated.

From Fletcher's current caretaker:

Fletcher is a beautiful brindle boy with chocolate brown eyes. He is easily occupied by chewing on a bone or toy by himself. He walks well on a leash, is good in a crate and is house broken. Fletcher knows the commands for sit and lay down and is food motivated. All he needs is a family who is eager to help him learn new commands and continue his training. 

Read more about Fletcher on Petfinder.

Mookie, Chinese crested dog

Mookie is a lovable male Chinese crested dog being cared for at Chihuahua Rescue & Transport, Inc.

Mookie is the life of the party, and he loves children, dogs and cats. He's neutered, and he has had all his shots. Fear not: Mookie is already house-trained.

From Mookie's current caretaker:

Meet Mookie (aka Wookiee or Wook-Wook) is an eight-year-old, ten-pound hairless Chinese Crested looking for his forever home. He is full of energy. Mookie is a very loyal boy who follows his foster mom everywhere. He gets along fine with his canine foster sisters and human foster brothers. 

Apply to adopt Mookie today at Petfinder.

Goose, beagle

Goose is a charming female beagle dog being cared for at Independent Animal Rescue, Inc.

Goose is spayed, and she has had all her shots. She's already house-trained.

Goose's current caretakers say:

Goose is a small, tricolored beagle. She got her name because sometimes she honks like a goose. She is the happiest girl who loves her people, the couch and her favorite bed in the kitchen (so she can supervise the cooking). Goose ignores her foster family's cat (who sometimes tries to boss Goose around, to no avail.) She is such a sweet dog who has learned house-training and how to sit. 

Read more about Goose on Petfinder.

Rufus, hound

Rufus is a male hound dog currently residing at Independent Animal Rescue, Inc.

Rufus is already house-trained. He already has had all of his shots, and he is neutered.

Here's what Rufus' friends at Independent Animal Rescue Inc. think of him:

Rufus is a white puppy with a black mask, black ears, black spots on his back and the base of his tail. His fur is so soft and thick that you can't help sinking your hands into it. His black nose and tiny freckles are adorably cute. Rufus is an energetic, playful puppy who loves chasing his foster sisters, chewing his toys and hanging out with his foster people. 

Read more about how to adopt Rufus on Petfinder.

Pillsbury, Jack Russell terrier and Parson Russell terrier mix

Pillsbury is an adorable male Jack Russell terrier and Parson Russell terrier mix currently residing at Hope Animal Rescue.

Pillsbury has been vaccinated.

Pillsbury's current caretakers say:

Pillsbury is a senior JRT mix, who weighs about 20 pounds. He is a loving boy who just wants any attention you can give him. He is content snuggling up against you, giving playful nose bonks and following you around with dreamy-eyed devotion. It's probably the promise of snacks that gets his attention, but we like to think of it as devotion.

Read more about Pillsbury on Petfinder.


This story was created automatically using local animal shelter data, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.