Interested in adopting a pet — or just taking a peek at some cuddly canines up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing dogs up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Durham.
Animal shelters and pet rescue groups work hard to care for unhoused pets and connect them to loving homes. Hoodline used data from Petfinder to power this roundup of dogs currently available for adoption.
(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.)
Doc, border collie
Doc is an adorable male border collie dog currently housed at Carolina Border Collie Rescue.
Doc gets along well with other dogs and is looking for cat-free family. He is also already house-trained, has been vaccinated and neutered.
Notes from Doc's caretakers:
Doc is in recovery and underwent heartworm treatment. He will be available for adoption at the end of April. He is 42 pounds and has a lot of kick!
Read more about how to adopt Doc on Petfinder.
Kramer is an adorable male beagle dog being cared for at Independent Animal Rescue Inc.
His vaccinations are already up to date, he's neutered and has mastered his house-training etiquette.
Here's what Kramer's friends at Independent Animal Rescue Inc. think of him:
Kramer is a tricolor beagle with soft, long floppy ears. Kramer is a sweet, lovable dog who smiles at you constantly. He loves children and other dogs, and he is always ready to play (he would be too much for a dog smaller than he is).
Read more about how to adopt Kramer on Petfinder.
Maggie May, pit bull terrier
Maggie May is a darling female pit bull terrier dog being cared for at Independent Animal Rescue Inc.
She's already vaccinated, spayed and is already house-trained.
Notes from Maggie May's caretakers:
Maggie May has a lovely brindle and chocolate brown coat and white on her chest, rear and paws. Often one ear stays up while the other is down. Maggie May is a sweet, funny, curious, and energetic. She loves playing with her plush toy in the house, chasing her ball outside in the fenced yard and dozing in the warm sunshine.
Read more about Maggie May on Petfinder.
Roo, miniature pinscher
Roo is a lovable male miniature pinscher dog being kept at Independent Animal Rescue Inc.
Roo is looking for cat-free family. He has been vaccinated, neutered and no need to worry: he's already house-trained.
Roo's current caretakers say:
Roo is a small, slender fellow with long legs. He has a smooth, sleek back coat with handsome tan facial markings and tan boots, capped off with adorable flop-over ears. Roo is an eager-to-please, cuddly sweetheart and has so much love to give. He is high energy outside and currently has several small dogs to run around and play chase with in the fenced yard, which he absolutely loves doing.
Read more about Roo on Petfinder.
Foxy, border collie
Foxy is a charming female border collie dog being cared for at Carolina Border Collie Rescue.
Foxy gets along well with other dogs. She is looking for cat-free household, mastered her house-training etiquette and has been vaccinated. She is also spayed.
Here's what Foxy's friends at Carolina Border Collie Rescue think of her:
Foxy is three-years old, 35 pounds, healthy, heartworm- negative, up to date on shots, sweet natured and well behaved. She loves leash walks and attention from her favorite people. In her former life, she was chained outdoors and was treated badly. She is wary of men; she tries to run and may bark if approached.
Read more about how to adopt Foxy on Petfinder.
Leila, pit bull terrier
Leila is a charming female pit bull terrier dog being kept at Hope Animal Rescue.
She's been vaccinated and spayed.
From Leila's current caretaker:
Leila is five-years-old and about 60 pounds. When inside she lays quietly on the couch, snuggling with her foster siblings or chew on toys in a crate. But as soon as he heads outside, he's excited to explore the world. Lelia is very cheerful but has a heightened "stranger danger" instincts which are still being explored. She is very smart and will do anything her foster parents ask with a smile. She's not a big fan of new people in her personal space. Lelia prefers to take it slow. She is a family girl at heart, confident and gentle with all members of her household.
Apply to adopt Leila today at Petfinder.
Rose, pit bull terrier
Rose is a female pit bull terrier dog staying at Hope Animal Rescue.
Rose has had all her shots.
Notes from Rose's caretakers:
Rose is the best girl anyone could ask for and is a wonderful mom to her pup. She is so gentle with the other dogs in the house and loves her people. Rose just wants to be with us all the time and loves to roll around in the backyard. She is a couch potato and would be content to curl up and play with her people all day. Rose is currently being treated for heartworm but is available for our foster to adopt program.
Apply to adopt Rose today at Petfinder.
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