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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 adopt a new friend today! Be sure to check out the Petfinder website for pictures of all adorable adoptable animals:
SHELTER HOURS: 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!
Cloud — Cloud is a 9-year-old, all-white Oriental Shorthair surrendered due to his owner’s health issues. Cloud currently has a few health issues of his own, so shelter staff and volunteers are working hard to get him feeling better. Cloud 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.
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 visit Ella in foster care, call 662-3503.
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.
Nomad — This large black cat was picked up on Rover, and nobody came to claim him, so he's now been to the vet and is ready for adoption. He's not happy about being at the shelter, but the vet says he has an inner sweetness — could you be the one to bring it out of him?
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. Right now, his favorite location is on top of the cat kennels, where he can keep an eye on all the commotion going on below him. He is reported to not do well with kids, but stay tuned for additional information as volunteers work hard to help Stormy warm up a bit.
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 make 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! He also really enjoys playing with his new buddy Sparkle. For more information about adopting Whirley, call his sponsor at 470-6973.
Xena — 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 okay 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.
Barney — This 4-year-old, American Bulldog was adopted from the shelter a few years back, and he is now back at the shelter through no fault of his own. Volunteers are working to make him feel more comfortable and come out of his shell a bit, so stay tuned for more information about this big guy.
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 — 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.
Chato — Chato is a 1½-year-old, male who is described as a Doberman-Boxer mix, but shelter staff and volunteers aren’t sure if he’s really either of those breeds! Regardless of his breed, Chato is a big boy who will need a little bit of time to adjust to his new home. He is a bit fearful of adults, but is reported to do well with kids. Chato will be temperament-tested next week, so check the shelter report next week for more details about Chato!
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 one-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.
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 already has a few interested adopters, so he might be adopted by the time this goes to press. If 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, call 412-3451.
• Petunia — Found roaming at 2406 46th Street on Jan. 31. She is a Lab mix. She’s really hoping her family will come for her so she doesn’t have to sleep in the shelter anymore!
• Sonny and Cher — Two roaming puppies found at the RV park out by De Colores.
• Petite younger female cat, longhaired brown tabby, found at the Gold Street Apartments on Feb. 6.