Animal Shelter 02-02-14

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The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home! Dogs and cats are great at chasing away the blues on cold nights, so come adopt a new friend today! Be sure to check out the Petfinder website for pictures of our adorable adoptable animals:


SHELTER HOURS: From noon to 6 p.m. Monday–Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekends.

Also, be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, to get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating, as well as read up on some of the favorite animals and learn more about special needs animals, or cats and dogs currently in foster care.

All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed, or neutered and up-to-date on vaccinations.


Aleah — A 5-year-old, spayed, female with the most beautiful coat! She is a long-haired calico, and she would love for you to come see how soft her fur is! She likes to observe the cat room from her perch atop the cat tower, but she will quickly come down for attention when a friendly volunteer walks in the door. She relishes attention from humans, but she can get easily worked up, so she would most likely be better with older, gentle kids rather than young children. She is also reported to do well with other respectful cats and even dogs if given a proper introduction! Aleah also sticks out the very tip of her tongue when she’s happy — it’s very cute!

Antwon Cloud — Antwon Cloud is a 9-year-old, all-white Oriental Shorthair surrendered due to his owner’s health issues. Antwon Cloud currently has a few health issues of his own, so shelter staff and volunteers are working hard to get him feeling better. He was recently let out to roam around the cat room, and he has quickly warmed up to visitors and volunteers, and often comes out of his hidey hole when visitors are in the cat room so that he can receive some pets too! He would do fine in a home with other cats, but he is probably too timid to share his home with a dog.

Bubbles — This 3-year-old, neutered, white and tabby, male tricked volunteers into thinking “he” was a “she” due to his long hair and cute pink nose. He likes to hang out in one of the little hidey-holes in the cat room, but he quickly comes out for love and attention when there are visitors around. He is very gentle and friendly and he loves to roll over for belly rubs! His long hair will require daily brushing, since he is prone to matting. Bubbles does well with adults, other cats, gentle dogs and even young children, if they approach and pet him gently.

DQ — An 8-year-old, neutered, male Manx who lost his home due to a divorce. DQ likes the comfort and security of his own space, so he is currently in his own cage where he can hang out without being bothered by other cats. He is very frightened by new situations, so it might take him some time to adjust to a new home, but he would certainly love the comfort and security of a forever home and person!

Ella — This very pretty, 4-year-old, spayed, female, Siamese mix is looking for a quiet home where she can be the only pet. Her family is very sad to part with her, but the stress of sharing a home with other cats has affected her health. Ella’s veterinary care is up to date and she needs insulin twice a day. A less active home will probably make her diabetes easier to manage. To meet Ella in foster care, call 412-0700.

Mountain — Mountain is a young, black and white, neutered, male kitty. He was originally part of a feral cat colony living on Alabama Street, and he has been in foster care since August. While in foster care, he learned that humans can actually be really nice, and he is learning to accept and appreciate gentle pets from volunteers. For more information about adopting Mountain, call his sponsor at 470-6973.

Sassy — A big and beautiful, 5½-year-old, chocolate point Siamese. This spayed female was surrendered for not getting along with the other cat and dog in her home, but she is slowly adjusting to life in the cat room and has been OK with other residents, as long as Sassy as her own high perch to hang out on. She is shy at first, but her previous owner said Sassy can be sweet and cuddly once she trusts you. Sassy has very good manners, and knows not to scratch your furniture as long as you provide her with a scratching post! Sassy would prefer a home with no children.

Sparkle — Sparkle is one cool cat! He is a young, neutered, tan and white cat with one blue eye and one green eye! Sparkle came from a feral cat colony living on Alabama Street (the same one as Mountain, listed above), but you would never know he was once feral since he is so friendly now. He can still be a bit skittish at times though, so he would be best in a home without young children. Sparkle loves making new cat friends, and he would do great in a home with another cat that he can play with.

Stormy — A 2½-year-old, flame point Siamese. He was recently surrendered, so shelter staff and volunteers are working hard to get to know Stormy. He is reported to not do well with kids, but stay tuned for additional information as we get to this guy.

Whirley — This tabby kitten somehow found his way to White Rock from a feral colony in Santa Fe…this is one of those cases that makes you wish cats could talk, so that you could hear his adventure story! Whirley is slowly starting to accept pets and attention from shelter volunteers, and he loves playing with new toys! For more information about adopting Whirley, call his sponsor at 470-6973.

Xena — A spayed, female, orange tabby, surrendered for expressing her dislike for sharing her family with other cats. She can be a bit hissy with other cats in the cat room, but she has learned to get along with them as long as they don’t bother her too much. She enjoys being petted and she will let out a cute little chirp when she’s happy. She would prefer to do without the presence of children, but she could probably learn to live with other felines if given a little bit of time to adjust. Shelter staff and volunteers think that she can probably rapidly deal with any “annoying” canines in the household too!

Ziva — This beautiful, white and gray tabby is an 8-year-old, spayed female that loves to observe the cat room from atop a cat tower, so she can keep tabs on all the cats. She was surrendered for not getting along with the other cat in the household, but she has been OK with other cats coming up to say hi, so she will probably do fine in a multi-cat household if given a proper introduction and time to adjust. One volunteer recently learned that she loves to be cuddled, as long as she can lie in her bed and not have to be in your arms. She would do best in a home without young children or dogs.


Breezy — Breezy is a small black and white spayed female Daschund/Boston terrier mix. This little cutie thinks knows that the only truly acceptable place for her is on your lap! Shelter volunteers recommend that Breezy not share her home with small kids, since she can be protective of food and treats. She is very sweet and happy on walks with shelter volunteers. She recently visited the cat room, where she cautiously sniffed her way around — no overt moves toward the kitties. Although most of them are bigger than her!

Bronson — An 8-month-old pit mix. His foster mom reports that in a low-key foster environment, he is really starting to come out of his shell. He is still a bit dependent on other dogs for confidence, and he would love to have a dog buddy in the house to help show him the ropes and give him a little more confidence. He also loves play-dates with other dogs! To meet Bronson, call his foster home at 501-0790.

ChuChu — This beautiful 2½-year-old, neutered, male ridgeback cross has had a tough go of things recently, after managing to escape from several homes. He is a big guy who can be a little shy with strangers, but is very loyal to those he learns to trust. He would be happy as an only dog, but he would also be fine with some canine friends. He is very trainable and loves treats! Volunteers will be working hard to ensure that ChuChu finds a home where he feels safe and will not be able to escape. For a personalized introduction to ChuChu, call 412-3451 or 433-8617.

Dallas — A year old, spayed, female, German Shepherd cross. She came into the shelter very frightened, but she has made great progress with the work of shelter volunteers. In fact, she recently went to the dog park and played for over an hour with a chocolate lab that was there! She is still a little scared of new people, and would probably be best in a home without children. She loves training and taking walks and would love a job. She likes to play with the big boy dogs. For a personalized introduction to Dallas, call her sponsor at 501-0790.

Jango — Young Kelpie mix who was recently returned to the shelter. He gets along really well with other dogs and would make a great family dog. He can be a bit shy initially, but warms up quickly. Just like any young dog, he likes to chew on things, so he’ll need regular reminders to use his chew toys instead of your shoes.

Mario and WeeGee — Young Rottweiler/cattle dog mix brothers. They have been kept outdoors their entire short lives, and they would love a home where they will be loved and treated like a member of the family instead of being outside all day. They are reported to be a little fearful, and they have a bad habit of jumping on people, so shelter volunteers are currently working on to get these two cute brothers socialized and trained in preparation for their forever home(s)!

Majestic — A young, friendly, high-energy German Shepherd. Majestic got neutered on Friday and already has a few interested adopters, so he might be adopted by the time this goes to press. If you think Majestic might be a good fit for your family, call his sponsor at 709-0651 to see if he is still available.

Noelle — A tiny, female, pit mix puppy, black with white markings who came to the shelter as a roamer on a very cold day — good thing some kind folks found this little girl! She is very gentle and quiet. Once big enough, she will be spayed and ready for adoption. To meet Noelle in foster care, call 412-3451.


• An adult male ShiTzu named Toto was found roaming.

• A young, male, white, English Bull Terrier was found near the Aquatic Center Wednesday.

• A large male, black cat named Nomad was found roaming on Ridgeway either last week.