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Durham’s pet allies.

These folks are helping make life better for Durham’s pets and their people:

Hands-On Canine Massage
Canine massage reduces anxiety and stress, boosts immune function, increases circulation, eases muscle and joint pain, aids surgical healing and reduces scar tissue, supports behavior training, provides comfort during hospice, improves lymphatic function, reduces swelling/edema, detects potential problems, reduces risk of potential injury. aids in recovery from exercise, increases willingness to accept touch and facilitates trust in humans. Melissa offers 5 different types of massage tailored to your dog’s needs. We are incredibly lucky to have this service right here in Durham.

Animal Protection Society
The Animal Protection Society (APS) of Durham runs our local county shelter and provides temporary safe haven to the homeless animals in our community. We proudly support the APS and encourage you to consider adopting your next pet from the thousands of pets the APS cares for each year.

Beyond Fences
Beyond Fences, formerly The Coalition to Unchain Dogs, is a non-profit, volunteer effort dedicated to improving the welfare of dogs living outdoors on chains. As volunteers of this great organization that not only forever changes the lives of dogs but the lives of their guardians and our community as a whole, we can tell you the results of their work is nothing short of extraordinary.

Independent Animal Rescue
Independent Animal Rescue’s (IAR) mission is to rescue and provide safe and responsible care for homeless, abandoned and abused animals. A network of foster homes, IAR has been helping the homeless animals of our area since 1994.

Spay-Neuter Assistance Program
Being so involved with animal welfare work within our community, we are painfully aware of our pet overpopulation problem. The Spay-Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) of NC provides full-service, lost cost spay/neuter services and a much needed service through their mobile vet unit.

Animal Kind
Animal Kind is dedicated to eradicating pet-overpopulation and tackles that task creatively and effectively through their various programs and affiliations. Most notably, Animal Kind has piloted the very successful $20 Fix program; providing $20 spay/neuter surgeries to low-income residents.

Cheery Dogs
This is our favorite trainer in the Triangle, Jane Marshall, and her growing team of positive reinforcement dog trainers. Cheery Dogs offers group classes for puppies and adult dogs as well as reward based behavior modification to resolve problems such as separation anxiety, house training, leash reactivity and dog to dog aggression.

Barnes Supply Co.
Barnes Supply Co. carries the very best in dog/cat/chicken food, treats and toys. Friendly, knowledgeable staff, frequent buyer discounts and treats for you too like home-made jam or local pecans. Locally owned and operated and conveniently located on 9th Street.

Bull City Dogs
A blog started by Eunice Chang featuring lovely photos of the Durham Animal Protection Society’s adoptable dogs and puppies. Now maintained by Jennifer Thornburg, this blog aspires to get every single dog adopted.

Oliver’s Collar
Oliver’s Collar Dog Treat Bakery & Boutique bakes wheat, corn and soy free treats and are dedicated to the health and happiness of your dog.  Treats baked in small batches with wholesome ingredients. Charming store in Hope Valley, check them out!

The Other End of the Leash
The other dog treat bakery and boutique in Durham town. This one’s on Main Street. Specializing in highest quality, fairly traded pet supplies, holistic nutrition and wellness product expertise.

Lap of Love
Lap of Love provides veterinary hospice and in-home euthanasia. They can help guide you in determining when the ‘right time’ is and help dogs and cats make a peaceful end-of-life transition in the comfort of home. 

Do you have a group, rescue or resource we should know about? Give us the details here.