Animal shelter 07-06-13

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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, to get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating, as well as read up on some favorite animals. Also check out the Petfinder page for pictures and to learn more about all  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.

Cassidy — She is a young, spayed, female, fawn/white hound mix. She is a total sweetie and a quick learner. She is good with people and other dogs.

Cessna — German shepherd/lab mix that was found near the Los Alamos airport last summer. He will give you lots of licks and tail wags! Cessna behaves very nicely on a leash and loves the dog park. Cessna might do OK with the company of some male dogs, but might prefer the company of a “girlfriend” instead. 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 — 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. 

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, great mid-level energy, is crate trained, 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. Reggie has made wonderful progress as shelter volunteers have worked with him, taking him for walks and home visits. For more information, call 412-2074.

Romper and Fly — These year old border collie mixes who prefer 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. 

Puppies — Several are in foster care. For more information call 412-3451.

Sheila — A 2-year-old tan female who is housebroken, crate trained, has some obedience training and just loves to play and go for hikes. She behaves very nicely on a leash and in a car. 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 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! 

Jammers — A 12-year-old, orange tabby surrendered with Mocha. This kitty’s vet care is updated, is afraid of loud children and would feel safest in a quiet home with littermate Mocha.

Kittens — Several 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.

Mocha — A 12-year-old spayed female surrendered for adoption with her littermate when her lifetime owner developed allergies. She is 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.

Mamacita — Mamacita’s three kittens have found homes and now Mama wants a home of her own! She has been spayed, so this 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 estimate he is about three years old. 

Ripples — A large tom with a cat-itude! Give him an all-adult household and he will rumble and purr and follow you 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. Call 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 her foster home, call 412-0700. 

Tarzana — A lovely, female tabby — being a 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 at the door and snuggle on the couch, She’s your girl.

Wickham — This spayed, female, tortoiseshell who has quickly warmed up to volunteers and will rub against legs when she wants some attention. After being petted for awhile, she will roll over and show the little white spots on her belly! 


• Beautiful female Belgian Malinois found near Tsankawi.