Animal Shelter 06-09-13

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The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home!
Be sure to check out our brand new website at lafos.org, for more information about volunteering, adopting and donating, as well as learn more about special needs animals or cats and dogs that are currently in foster care. Check out Petfinder page for pictures and to learn more about all adoptable pets. petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html.

All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and come microchipped!

Brutus — This is a big brown tank! Brutus just became county property, so the volunteers will finally be able to learn more about this pit mix. He’ll be neutered, given his shots, and then ready for his new family!
Calypso — A gentle brindle-point black lab mix found roaming near Pueblo Complex. He loves to go for walks, especially if there is a large patch of grass where he can take a break and roll around. He seems to bounce rather than walk, so you know he’s having fun! He prefers a home with a person that is home more often than not (after being forgotten and left at the shelter, who would blame him?) He doesn’t enjoy sharing his home with cats, but he does enjoy the company of gentle children though.
Cessna — A German Shepherd/lab mix that 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 lavish him with attention and 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! Cessna might do OK with the company of some male dogs, but might prefer the company of a “girlfriend.” Call Cessna’s sponsor at 231-3624 for more information.
Marmaduke — A brindle pit mix with loads of energy! Shelter volunteers have been working on helping Marmaduke learn how to walk on a leash and he just wants to go, go, go! One of our volunteers has been putting a doggy backpack on him, and he loves it, so he would probably be a good hiking dog. He seems to get along better with female dogs, particularly submissive female dogs.
Penny — This 2-year-old pit bull has weaned her large litter of puppies and can’t wait to find a new home of her own. She walks nicely on leash and stays close on off-leash hikes. Penny comes when called, has great mid-level energy, is crate trained and adores kids. She is OK with cats and other dogs. She comes with a free training consultation with Proton Pawsitive Dog Training to help her settle in. Call Jacinta at 433-8617 to meet her.
Romper — A year old border collie mix who prefers the company of another dog to build confidence and help him settle into a new home. He is very shy, but will bond with his person, given enough time and consistency. To meet Romper in his foster home, please call 505-412-3451.
Darcie — A long-haired tortoiseshell is still a bit nervous about coming out for attention. She was surrendered with Wickham and Bingley when their person went to assisted living and Darcie just needs a little more time to adjust. She still prefers hiding under the kennels, but if you crawl down on the floor and talk with her, she happily accepts some loving! She has her paws crossed that you’ll come meet her when she is ready for visitors!
Mamacita — Mamacita’s three kittens have found homes, and now Mama wants a home of her own! This petite mackerel tabby has beautiful markings and a soft coat. She lets out a cute little chirp when she’s happy.
Ozzie — This 10-year-old black and white male kitty is a total love bug! He is doing great with all of the other cat room residents, and even walks up to Bingley and gives her a few licks from time to time, so he would probably enjoy a home with another friendly cat.
Roo — This 12-year-old flamepoint Siamese. Roo was just surrendered on Tuesday and is still a bit frightened, but the shelter volunteers are looking forward to getting to know him. He is declawed in the front, frightened of dogs and is reported to know his name!
Shyanne — This very pretty 4-year-old spayed female Siamese mix is looking for a quiet home where she can be the only pet. Her family is very sad to part with her, but the stress of sharing a home with other cats has affected her health. Shyanne’s veterinary care is up to date and she needs insulin twice a day. A less active home will probably make her diabetes easier to manage. To meet Shyanne in foster care, call 412-0700. .
Wickham – A spayed female tortoiseshell who has quickly warmed up to volunteers and will rub against your legs when she wants some attention. If you pet her for a while, she will roll over and show you the little white spots on her belly!
• A large, long-haired orange and white tabby was found on 46th street. Ask for Mango.
• An Alaskan malamute was found roaming on State Road 4 near Bandelier.