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Animal Shelter 03-29-14

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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, 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 through Friday, 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.
All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.
CATS
Aleah — Aleah has also been with the shelter since November, and she is really hoping that she finds her forever home soon. Aleah is a 5-year-old, spayed, female with the most beautiful coat! She is a longhaired calico, and she would love for you to come see how soft her fur is! She relishes attention from humans, but she can get easily worked up, so she might be better with older, gentle, supervised kids rather than young children. She does love crowds though — when a recent shelter orientation group was hanging out in the cat room for a while, Aleah jumped down from her perch and was the center of attention! She is also reported to do well with other respectful cats and even dogs if given a proper introduction!
Kleo — A lovely, longhaired 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 who will give her all of the love and attention that she deserves!
DQ — An 8-year-old, neutered, gray and white, male, Manx cat who lost his home due to a divorce. DQ likes the comfort and security of his own space, but he is slowly gaining confidence in the cat room and is now out in the communal area with other cats. He is a bit shy at first, so it will take some time for him to adjust to a new home, but he would certainly love the comfort and security of a forever home and person! Having a safe space to retreat to, such as a small covered bed, will help him adjust to his new home. He can be easily frightened by loud noises and changing situations, so he would do best in a home without children. His cute little bobtail always surprises shelter visitors!
Sassy — Sassy is 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. 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. Stormy recently went to the vet for a dental cleaning, which was a good thing, since the vet saw that he was having difficulty urinating and it turns out he had some pretty painful bladder stones. He needs to be on a special (but fairly low cost) diet, and he would prefer a home without kids. He is slowly starting to warm up to volunteers, so come meet this guy soon!
Xena — One of our two longest residents — she’s been patiently waiting at the shelter since November for her forever home! Xena is a spayed, female, orange tabby, surrendered for expressing her dislike for sharing her family with other cats. 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.
DOGS
Barney— This 4-year-old, American Bulldog 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 enjoys the company of other shelter dogs, and he has a fun time at the dog park, but once he’s at home, he would prefer not to share his human with other canine friends. For a personalized introduction to Barney, call one of his sponsors at 500-6066 or 412-3451. For a fun video of Barney in action, visit vimeo.com/87242055.
Bowzer — This little cutie is a 7-year-old, Jack Russel terrier who was a little nervous of the toddler in the house (who can blame him?). He is a very fun dog — lots of energy, very playful with toys, and no signs of resource guarding, although he can be a bit stubborn! Smaller dog breeds tend to live longer, so even though Bowzer is a little older, he still has lots of time and love to give!
Irwin — A big, goofy, German shepherd mix. He is 5 years old and a very friendly boy. Because of his breed, he is predisposed to some hip issues, and he prefers not to have that area petted. He showed no signs of resource guarding during his temperament testing, so he would probably be fine in a house with slightly older children. He would love to find a home with a family that does a lot of outdoor activities!
Koda — A Staffordshire terrier who was just surrendered, so he’s still adjusting to life at the shelter. Volunteers and shelter staff are still getting to know this young guy, so stay tuned for more information!
Lulu — A happy, energetic, 3-year-old, brown-and-white, Staffordshire terrier mix, who came to the shelter from the Española Valley Humane Society. Lulu loves people and wants to greet everyone she meets. She is about 65 pounds of energetic love, who would like a little help learning to curb her enthusiasm. Lulu might be happiest as the only dog in her household. Lulu had some interested adopters coming to meet her over the weekend, so call before heading to the shelter to see if Lulu is still available!