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Animal shelter 03-02-14

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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 all adorable adoptable animals:

petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html

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 the 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 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.

CATS

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! At the shelter, DQ now comes out of his bed and rolls around for pets from volunteers.

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 a loving young cat and would do well with adults and very gentle older children. She seems fine with other cats and might like a playmate. Friends of the Shelter is getting her dental care updated prior to adoption.

Mountain — Mountain is a dapper young, neutered, male kitty. He is white with a black mask. He was originally part of a feral cat colony living on Alabama Street, and he lived in a foster home before coming to the shelter. While in foster care, he learned that humans can actually be 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, 6-year-old, chocolate point Siamese. Her coloring is so dark that at first glance she looks like a lovely black cat with blue eyes. This spayed female was surrendered for always hiding from the other animals in her home, but she is adjusting to life with other cats in the shelter’s cat room, as long as she has the opportunity to retreat to a safe perch. She is shy at first, but during quiet times she will come out for gentle attention from quiet adults. Sassy is tender-hearted, sensitive and has very good manners. She knows not to scratch your furniture as long as you provide her with a scratching post! Sassy would prefer a quiet home with no children.

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 below. 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 — 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 mostly gotten over it. 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 time to adjust. Shelter staff and volunteers think that she can probably rapidly deal with any “annoying” canines in the household too!

DOGS

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, he would prefer a new family without little kids. He doesn’t want to share his human with other dogs, but he enjoys the other shelter dogs. For a personalized introduction to Barney, call one of his sponsors at 500-6066 or 412-3451. To view Barney in action, visit vimeo.com/87242055.

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.

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. To view a cute video of ChuChu, visit vimeo.com/m/86755242.

Cherry — Available March 5 after spay. A beautiful, Aussie mix puppy rescued from an abusive situation. Needs a gentle home to continue relearning trust. Needs a home interested in doing puppy training so she continues to grow into an enjoyable companion.

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.

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 coming out of their shells. Shelter volunteers have made great progress with these two, training them to greet people and welcome a leash. To meet WeeGee, call his sponsor at 709-0651.

Smokey — A neutered, male, small terrier mix, approximately 10 months old, white with tan. This friendly and fun little guy is now ready for his permanent home.

Sho — A neutered male, probably a pit/husky mix with stunning blue eyes, surrendered to the shelter. He is housebroken and crate trained and reported to be good with gentle kids and dogs.

Sonny — A 12-week-old, brown, shepherd mix puppy found at an RV park. He 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. Sonny is currently in foster care.

Pounce — Approximately 5 months old, son of Sho, mother was collie/chow. Housebroken and crate trained. Reported to be good with gentle kids and dogs. He needs a home willing to do puppy training while he is still young, cute and manageable.

ROAMERS

• As of Thursday evening, no roaming animals were being held at the shelter.