2018 Walk for the Animals

Grab a leash and join us for the 2018 Walk for the Animals.  Please help APS reach its goal of $80,000. With your commitment to animal welfare, and involvement with the Walk, APS can give Durham animals the second chance they deserve - to live the lives they have always imagined! Once you register, start fundraising! We have some awesome prizes for our top fundraisers this year. More details below.

Walk Registration

  • Adult Early Bird Registration - $30 (price increases to $40 May 5th)
  • Youth Registration - $15 (18 and under)

What Else Can I Do At the Walk?

  • Enter your dog into one of our contests: Best Dressed; Biggest Dog; Best Kisser; Best Trick; Smallest Dog; and Best Look-Alike
  • Test your dog's confidence and your own training abilities with our agility stations
  • Visit one of our 50+ vendors
  • Hang out in the Kids' Zone - get your face painted or bounce around in a bounce house
  • Watch K9 demonstrations from local law enforcement
  • Meet Walk Grand Marshal and APS Alumni, Hugo
  • Meet APS adoptable dogs
  • Eat delicious food from three food trucks
  • Have a professional portrait taken of yourself, fundraising team, or of your dog
  • Win a top fundraising prize!

Winston Explores the 2017 Walk

Animal Protection Society of Durham

APS of Durham is a leader in building lifelong bonds between people and animals through education, community outreach and providing care for animals in need.

Established in 1970, APS is the only animal shelter in Durham County, and is an open admission shelter - we turn no animal away. 

Over the past few years, the number of animals that have entered our doors has gone down. Even so, there is an astonishing number of animals that are neglected, mistreated and abandoned every year - in fact, we take in more than 5,000 animals annually. However, fewer are entering the shelter than in the past. 

The reduction in animals entering the shelter is not by accident. By providing resources and information to adopters and pet owners through safety net programs, we are taking deliberate steps to reduce the numbers of animals that are surrendered or returned to the shelter. 

Watch to see your fundraising in action!





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