Animal shelter 03-16-14

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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 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.

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, supervised 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. Gentle, supervised children only.

Kleo — A lovely, long-haired, tortie who is mourning the loss of her longtime guardian. It’s hard on an 11-year-old cat to lose her lifetime best friend, and Kleo is trying to adapt to shelter life while she awaits discovery by someone who will comfort her. She would like a patient, quiet indoor home with gentle people.

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. Gentle, supervised, older children only.

Midnight — Available after neuter, shots, and vet check — this 9-month-old, king-haired, black kitty gets along with adults, gentle, older, well-supervised children and gentle dogs. Needs a scratching post and toys. Kitten play can be hard on toddlers, furniture and draperies, so be prepared.

Precious — Available after spay, shots, and vet check. A 9-month-old, long-haired tortie who gets along with adults and gentle dogs. Bad experience has taught her that children are to be avoided. She needs a scratching post and toys. Kitten play can be hard on toddlers, furniture, and draperies, so be prepared.

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 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 below. He is reported to not do well with kids, probably due to unpleasant encounters.

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!


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. 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 — 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! Bronson comes to the shelter during the day to meet new people. To meet Bronson in foster care, call his foster home at 501-0790. To view a video of Bronson, visit vimeo.com/88825561.

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. We have a special adoption process for ChuChu so call 433-8617, 412-3451 or 232-3624 for a personal introduction. To view a video of ChuChu, visit vimeo.com/m/86755242.

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. To view a video of Dallas, visit vimeo.com/88825561.

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


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