Animal Shelter 06-30-13

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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!
Be sure to check out the new website at lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating, as well as read up on the animals and learn more about special needs animals, or cats and dogs that are currently in foster care. Also, check out the Petfinder page for pictures and to learn more about all of our adoptable pets.


All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered and up-to-date on vaccinations.
Bella — A lovely spayed female German shepherd mix with soft floppy ears. She is active and friendly. She loves walks, toys and snuggling. She is a little shy initially with strangers, but quickly warms up to friendly human interaction. Bella is good with other dogs.
Marmaduke — A brindle pit mix with loads of energy! Shelter volunteers have been working on helping Marmaduke learn how to walk on a leash — he just wants to go, go, go! One of the 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. Marmaduke just shines when he’s away from the shelter, so we know how nice he will be in a home of his own.
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, stays close on off-leash hikes, is crate trained and comes when called. She has great mid-level energy, adores kids, 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.
Reggie — A neutered male border collie cross, about a year old. Would do best in a quiet, patient home. He first came to the shelter as part of a large litter of frightened, unsocialized puppies. He has made wonderful progress as shelter volunteers have worked with him, taking him for walks and home visits. For a personalized introduction by someone who knows Reggie best, call 412-2074.
Romper and Fly — Twelve-month-old border collie mix who prefers the company of another dog to build confidence and help him into a new home. Both are very shy, but will bond with their person, given enough time and consistency. To meet Romper or Fly in their foster home, call 412-3451.
Shelia — A 2-year-old, tan, female who is housebroken, crate trained, has some obedience training. She just loves to play and go for hikes. Sheila wants adult companionship, because children frighten her. She also needs a good fence for those times alone, so she doesn’t exercise her climbing, excavation, or agility jumping skills.
Buttons — Buttons is only a few years old and is still adjusting to her former owner passing away. She loves to be petted by people and enjoys having a good cat friend for company. The larger free-roam cat room makes Buttons nervous so we suspect she may prefer a generally quiet household.
Darcie — A long-haired, tortoiseshell that 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!
Inky — A spayed, female, black and white tuxedo kitty. Originally came in with her litter of kittens, but that won’t happen to her again. Friendly and ready for a human family.
Jammers — A 12-year-old orange tabby surrendered with Mocha, whose vet care is updated. This kitty is afraid of loud children and would feel safest in a quiet home with littermate Mocha.
Kittens — These kittens will be returning from foster care as they recover from spay/neuter and can be adopted. Kittens do best where they can receive gentle attention and where their kitten play does not cause distress about things like draperies and expensive furniture.
Little Bub — She came in with her mama Inky and three siblings. With some socialization she has become a very confident and social little kitty. She has an independent and playful personality and would love to come home with her brother Manny, or her mom, but it is not required.
Mamacita – Mamacita’s three kittens have found homes, and now Mama wants a home of her own! She has been spayed, so the family situation will not be happening to her again. This petite, mackerel, tabby has beautiful markings and a soft coat. She lets out a cute little chirp when she’s happy.
Mango — Big and friendly, this long-haired, orange and white kitty was found roaming on 46th street. Just like mangoes are a great addition to any smoothie, Mango will be a great addition to any household. When anybody approaches him to pet him, he will lean into their hand to get his neck scratched all around. Shelter volunteers have estimated his age at about 3 years old.
Manny — He came in with his mama Inky and three siblings. With some socialization he has become a confident and very social little kitty. He loves to snuggle and would like to come home to you with his sister Little Bub, or his mom, but it is not required.
Mocha — A 12-year-old spayed female surrendered for adoption with her littermate when her lifetime owner developed allergies. A beautiful, light chocolate tabby. Her vet care is now updated and she would love to be adopted with her littermate Jammers, who is more shy.
Ozzie — Ozzie loves to perch on top of all the cat kennels, surveying the world. It’s a strenuous job, but somebody has to do it. He is a little shy at first and must be approached slowly, but warms up to you fast. He is just a softie at heart.
Ripples — A large tom with a cat-itude! Give him an all-adult household and he will rumble and purr and follow to the ends of the earth. He loves to give headbutts and receive petting in return. He has let us know in no uncertain terms that he has no interest in interacting with kids, dogs, or other cats. The shelter at 662-8179 to schedule a meeting with him in his foster home.
Roo — This kitty really stands out in a crowd with his beautiful cream coloring. He likes to have plenty of places to hide, and once he no longer feels frightened, he is a constant companion. Roo seems to enjoy the company of other cats. Because he has no front claws, he feels threatened by dogs.
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 visit Shyanne in foster care call 412-0700.
Tabby — Big and friendly, this lovely, orange and white, Maine coon cross, neutered male. His long coat will need frequent brushing. This sweet cat has had bad luck when the last several adoptive families have had to move and couldn’t bring him along. Can anyone give this gentle giant a permanent loving home?
Tarzana — A lovely, female tabby — being your best friend is her game! She likes to stare at people with piercing eyes, until they finally pet her and then, oh boy, does she purr. If someone is looking for a cat that will greet them at the door and snuggle with on the couch, she’s your girl.
Wickham — A spayed, female, tortoiseshell, who has quickly warmed up to volunteers and will rub against your legs when she wants some attention. If anyone pets her for a while, she will roll over and show off the little white spots on her belly!
• Gentle, quiet Rottie mix found at the Golf Course
• Two 4-5 month old pups found at East Gate. Clyde is a small black male with a short tail. Cassidy is a medium size, fawn/white, hound mix, female. Both seem very sweet.