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Puppies and dogs in Durham, North Carolina

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These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Durham, North Carolina. To learn more about each adoptable dog, click on the "i" icon for fast facts, or their photo or name for full details.
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Riley

Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, Young
Chapel Hill, NC
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Not good with cats,
Story
Riley is a sweet 2 year old Lab mix. She is a loving, playful, and snuggly. She is happy to be in her crate, and is potty trained. She loves going for walks and playing in the yard. Riley likes to play with some dogs if properly introduced. She is just a happy, happy girl who wants to do the right thing. She is sensitive to corrections, so would love a gentle person familiar with positive reinforcement. She truly wants to please and is very treat motivated. She already knows how to sit, lie down, stay, and shake! She likes to go places, and loves car rides.She loves to cuddle on the couch with her person. Anyone would be so lucky to adopt this precious girl!!
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Tucker

Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Young
Chapel Hill, NC
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, Not good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Meet Tucker, the Sweetest Boy Who's Been Waiting for His Forever Home Since July 4th, 2021! Tucker is a charming and lovable dog who has been patiently waiting for his forever home. He's a true survivor, having survived living chained to a tree with no food or water, having overcome heartworm treatment and a pulmonary embolism with strength and resilience. Despite all he's been through, Tucker remains a happy and go-lucky pup who loves to play, cuddle, and give kisses. Here's why Tucker would be the perfect addition to your family: Tucker learned to be an inside dog and quickly mastered potty training. He's a smart pup who's eager to please. He's full of love and affection: Tucker loves to give kisses and snuggle. He's a big fan of lap time and will happily curl up on your couch or even on top of you! He's active and playful: Tucker enjoys long walks and short runs. He has an adorable sashay walk that's sure to melt your heart! He gets along with other dogs: Tucker loves playing with his furry friends and would thrive in a multi-pet household. Of course, every pup has their quirks, and Tucker's are: Tucker would prefer a home without feline or tiny furry friends. He's not a fan of another dog stick their head in his food bowl. He gives the appropriate growl. He has never shown aggression. If you're looking for a loving, loyal, and playful companion, Tucker is the dog for you! He's been waiting patiently for his forever family, and he's ready to fill your life with joy and laughter! He's a truly special pup who deserves his happily ever after!
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Tipsy

Mixed Breed (Medium) Labrador Retriever

Female, Young
Chapel Hill, NC
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
This beautiful brown-eyed girl is Tipsy and she's ready to find her new family! Tipsy is 1-2 years old and right around 60 lbs. She loves everyone she meets - cats, dogs, and kids included! She can get a little rambunctious so she'd be best in a home with kids 8 and up and dog-savvy cats! She's already housebroken and does well when left home alone. She would love to go for walks with you, just needs a little fine tuning to remember not to pull too much! She loves to play catch and almost never misses a ball tossed her way! She's an absolute gem! Tipsy is spayed, heartworm negative, and up to date vaccines!
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Shay

American Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, Senior
Chapel Hill, NC
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Not good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Meet Shay! The most adorable, happy "squishball" as her foster mom calls her! Shay is the full package. She is crate-trained, potty-trained, and has excellent indoor manners. Her favorite hobbies are playing ball, going for walks, and just running around her yard with her foster family. Shay absolutely loves people and has never met a stranger! She is the perfect balance of happy energy and a couch potato. Her foster mom says that Shay is very respectful in her interactions with people and is always excited to say hello, but will immediately sit at your feet if affection is offered. She is quickly learning how to sit, wait, and come, and she has learned how to walk nicely on a leash and is always up for an outdoor adventure. Shay is always happy with getting her foster mom's attention and just wants to find a forever family where she can be everyone's best friend. As if she wasn't special enough, she also has one blue eye and one brown eye! She has lots of love to give and can't wait to meet you!
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Hazel

Mixed Breed (Medium) Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)

Female, Young
Chapel Hill, NC
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Hazel came to the rescue never knowing human touch. She is really blossoming in her foster home and loving all her first experiences! She is building her confidence daily and loves to learn and explore her new world. She especially loves to play with other dogs and would do best in a home with a fur sibling. One of her favorite activities is running around her yard and then crashing on the couch with her foster mom for an afternoon nap. Hazel would love a large, fenced in yard of her own one day! Hazel is potty-trained and crate trained and being treated for heartworms. She would love to find a family or experienced owner who will continue to work with her in feeling safe while exploring all her new life has to offer. Her foster mom describes her as the sweetest girl who loves kisses, hugs, and her stuffed animal unicorn Skylar, which is insists on taking with her to her new home!
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Snoopy

Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Young
Chapel Hill, NC
Size
(when grown) -
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Hi, I'm Snoopy and I just love to love everyone! Im a sweet and snuggly guy looking for my new couch buddies! Id love a home where Id have other dog or cat friends to hang out with, but its not a requirement! I can be a bit of a homebody so I wouldnt mind finding someone that enjoys that life too! Going out and partying just isnt my scene! Im already housebroken and crate trained because my foster mom is awesome like that! Hopefully this sounds like a good match for you because Im all up to date on my vaccines and ready to go home!!

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Dog shelters and rescues in Durham, North Carolina

There are animal shelters and rescues that focus specifically on finding great homes for dogs in Durham, North Carolina. Browse these rescues and shelters below.

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Chenny's Happy Tails- North Carolina

Durham, NC 27705

Pet Types: dogs

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Animal Protection Society of Durham

2117 E. Club Blvd., Durham, NC 27704

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, rabbits, small animals

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Hope Animal Rescue

Durham, NC 27704

Pet Types: dogs

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Russell Rescue of the Carolinas

10711 Arsenal Drive, Durham, NC 27707

Pet Types: dogs

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Schnauzer Savers Rescue - North Carolina

P. O. BOX 21065, Durham, NC 27703

Pet Types: dogs

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Operation Underdog- NC

Durham, NC 27703

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Carolina Adopt-A-BULLS

Durham, NC 27703

Pet Types: dogs

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Carolina Pet Rescue

Durham, NC 27713

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, rabbits, reptiles, small animals

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Freedom Paws Animal Rescue

Durham, NC 27712

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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