Animal Shelter 02-23-14

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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 all adorable adoptable animals:


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

Thank you Los Alamos for visiting the shelter and giving all adoptable animals their forever homes!

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 favorite animals and learn more about special needs animals, or cats and dogs currently in foster care.

The shelter will be having a mobile adoption from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 1 at Smith’s.

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!

DQ – An 8-year-old, neutered, male, Manx cat 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! When a shelter volunteer was in the cat room earlier this week, DQ came out of his bed and lounged on the floor of his cage for some pets, which is big progress for this lovable guy. The volunteer had never even seen his cute little stumpy tail until that day!

Melody — A petite, charming young spayed female originally found on Gold Street, now available for adoption. Her silver tabby markings are the distinctive swirled variety on a lovely long white coat. Melody is very loving, young cat and would do well with adults and very gentle older children. She is probably fine with other cats and might like a playmate. Melody will be available this week.

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.

Stormy – A 2 ½-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.

Tooties — A young kitty that was originally part of a feral cat colony living on Alabama Street, she has been in foster care for the last few months.

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!


Barney– This 4-year-old, American Bulldog was adopted from the shelter a few years back, and he has been returned following some family issues. He was recently in a foster home and his foster parents and doggie siblings worked to make him feel more comfortable and come out of his shell a bit. Small children make him nervous, so we are recommending a new family without little kids.

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 — A handsome, 3-year-old, male Ridgeback mix that is in the running for the “most loyal dog” award! When he bonds with a new owner, he will be your best friend and is looking for someone to make the same commitment to him. He loves to snuggle and go for walks, often taking along one of his favorite toys; and he enjoys playtime with some dogs. He is gentle with children. He does request a secure fenced yard. The shelter has a special adoption process for Chuchu so call 433-8617, 412-3451 or 232-3624 for a personal introduction.

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.

Freckles — A female cattle dog mix, surrendered to the shelter. She will be available later this week.

Frodo — Surrendered along with Sally, Frodo is a happy, male Shih Tzu-Chihuahua mix. He was originally adopted from the shelter last August, but has been surrendered because his family is moving. Frodo is a young dog, weighs about 10 pounds, is very cute and friendly, and he likes children and other dogs.

Mario and WeeGee — A 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 coming out of their shells. They have a habit of jumping on people, so shelter volunteers are currently working to get these two cute brothers socialized and trained in preparation for their forever home(s)!

Noelle — A 12-14-week-old, female, pit mix puppy, black with white markings that 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. She has been spayed and is living in a foster home with other dogs and children. To meet Noelle, call 412-3451.

Onyx — A well-adjusted family dog for you! Onyx was born and raised in a foster home. He will make an amazing family dog as he loves kids and other dogs, and gets along fine with cats. He turned a year old on Jan. 6 and is estimated about 65 pounds. He knows all his basic obedience and loves his off-leash hikes. Call 433-8617 for more information.

Petunia — This lovely, fun yellow lab mix is now available for adoption. She is good with other dogs and loves to play with toys.

Pounce — Approximately 5 months old, son of Sho, mother was collie/chow. Housebroken and crate trained. He is reported to be good with gentle kids and dogs.

Sally — A female Yorkie mix, with a lovely brown coat, Sally was surrendered due to a family move. She is about 2 years old and wants to joyfully greet shelter visitors. She is reported to be good with both children and dogs. Sally is a small dog, weighing in at about 14 pounds.

Sho — A male, probably a pit/husky mix, surrendered to the shelter. Housebroken and crate trained. Reported to be good with gentle kids and dogs. He will be available later this week.

Sonny — A 12-week-old, brown, shepherd mix puppy found at an RV park. He is in foster care and is now available for adoption. Sonny is very social and loves to be around people. Just remember he is a puppy and will need a commitment to training.


• Smokey – a small terrier mix, approximately 10 months old.