Official visitor information site for Durham, NC


Rescue & Removal

To find/rescue lost pets:

Animal Protection Society of Durham
2117 E Club Blvd, 919-560-0640

For removal of domestic animals, such as dogs or cats:

Durham County Animal Control
3005 Glenn Rd, 919-560-0630

For removal of wild animals, such as bats, bears, or raccoons:

Animals Be Gone

TruTech, Inc.
4225 Bennett Memorial Road, 919-382-0651

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
512 N Salisbury St, Raleigh, 919-733-7191

Pet Laws & Licenses

Durham offers a variety of healthy, enjoyable experiences for pet owners.  From leisure walks in one of Durham’s dog parks, to obedience and agility classes, owners and pets alike will enjoy the pet-friendly city.

Dog or cat owners who live in Durham County must list the animal with the Durham County Tax Administrator within 30 days of bringing the animal into the county. Most veterinarians can provide information about registering pets.

Under city and county regulations, all dogs must be on leashes when off their owner’s property. Unattended outdoor tethering is also banned.

Pet Activity Centers

Dogs must be registered with the City of Durham Parks & Recreation Department before entering the City-run dog parks.

Durham Parks and Recreation Department
400 Cleveland St, 919-560-4355

Lap it Up
5420 NC Hwy 55, Greenwood Commons Shopping Ctr,
I-40 Exit 278, 919-455-6001

Vet Emergency Care

Carver Street Animal Hospital
2703 Carver St, 919-477-7319

Triangle Veterinary Emergency Clinic
608 Morreene Road, 919-489-0615

October 24 - 24, 2014

Durham Symphony Orchestra Halloween Spooktacular Concert

An evening of fun-filled musical offerings for the whole family including holiday inspired works by Copeland, Stravinsky, Saint Saëns and Williams. Paperhand Puppet Intervention, creator of giant puppets, masks and shadow plays joins the DSO in staged performances of Gounod's Funeral March of a Marionette and Stravinsky's Infernal Dance of King Katschei from the Firebird Suite. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food trucks, beginning at 6pm. Best Costume contest. Hands-on instrument fun with High Strung Petting Zoo. Special guests Faith Baptist Church Children's Choir. FREE admission.

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