Animal shelter 03-31-13

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The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets waiting for their forever home. Others are currently off-campus in loving foster homes.

Be sure to visit the Friends of the Shelter website, lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating. 

Also check out the Petfinder page for pictures and to learn more about all of the adoptable pets, petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html.

All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro chipped.


Cessna — A German Shepherd/Lab-mix tht was found near the Los Alamos airport last summer. He has spent the past few months as a mostly-outdoor dog and would love to find a new family that will take him out for long walks so that he can regain the svelte figure that he once had. He will give you lots of licks and tail wags in return. 

Chaparral — A beautiful white spayed female Lab/Retriever-mix, about three-years-old. Originally found roaming near Royal Crest. She is so pretty and sweet that nobody understands why her family has not claimed her. 

Fly —A very sweet female Border Collie-mix. She is very shy and living in a foster home, where she is gaining some confidence. To meet Fly in her foster home, call 412-3451. 

Maya — One-year-old chocolate Lab with lots of puppy energy. After surrender to the shelter, she was sent to the vet, who told us she is blind. She is in foster care because of her blindness and for treatment of any other veterinary needs. To meet this nice girl in her foster home, call 412-3451. 

Penny — This two-year-old Pit Bull has weaned her large litter of puppies and can’t wait to find a new home. She walks nicely on leash and stays close on off-leash hikes, comes when called. Great mid-level energy and adores kids, OK with cats and other dogs. She comes with a free training consultation with Proton Pawsitive Dog Training to help settle her in. Call Jacinta at 433-8617 to meet her. 

Puppies —Eight-weeks-old, Pit Bull/Rottweilers who should mature to between 60 and 80 lbs. Extremely well-socialized and suitable for homes with kids, dogs and cats. They come with a free training consultation with Proton Pawsitive Dog Training to help them settle in. Call Jacinta at 433-8617 to meet them. One female, five males.

Reggie — Nine-month-old Border Collie-mix who would enjoy a dog friend to play with. With patience and consistency, Reggie has really blossomed at the shelter and his goofy, gangly legs make the volunteers laugh. A dog friend would really help him settle in to his new home. Reggie has been patiently waiting many months for his new home and has his paws crossed that someone falls in love with him soon. 

Remy — Two-year-old German Shepherd-mix. Very shy initially, but she will shower you with love once you gain her trust. Remy has never met a large dog that she doesn’t like, but she finds small dogs and cats quite annoying and prefers not to live with them. Come meet this sweet and loving girl. 

Romper — A very shy boy that will bond with his person, given enough time and consistency. Changing homes is frightening for him, but having a dog companion helps. To meet Romper in his foster home, call 412-3451.

Turbo —Two-year-old brown-and-white male dog seeking endless tennis ball tosses and a loving owner who will make sure that Turbo gets his twice-daily thyroid medication. Turbo is a bit large for small children, but he enjoys the company of adults, female dogs and some male dogs.


Bennet — Eight-year-old spayed female Siamese/Tabby-cross surrendered when owner went into assisted living. Always indoors. Frightened by her change in living arrangements, but we hope she will become friendly enough to go to a quiet home. 

Bingley — Female blue Tortie who came in with Bennet and needs a quiet home. Currently very frightened and in quarantine for medical treatment. 

Calysta — Beautiful Calico kitty that is getting a bit lonely at the shelter, since she is currently the only cat in the Cat Room. 

Darcie — Beautiful domestic long-hair female Tortie who came in with Bennet and needs a quiet home. Indoor kitty. A little reserved at the shelter, but happy to come out for pets by adults and gentle older children.

Wickham — Another one who came in with Bennet and needs a quiet home. Currently very frightened. 


County ordinance requires that a roaming animal be kept for 10 days waiting for owners to claim it. Keep those tags on your pets so they can come home to you quickly.