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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 website at lafos.org, for more information about volunteering, adopting, and donating, as well as read up on some of 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 adoptable pets.
All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.
Bella — A lovely, spayed, female, GSD 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 and loves going to the dog park. Call 412-3998 to find out more about her.
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.
Chaparral — A big, gentle girl who needs a loving, active home with a secure fence! She’s good with men, women, kids, loves the dog park and rides well in the car. She did great at the Dog Jog! She loves to run, chase the ball, and please her human. She just needs attention! Call 412-3998 for more information.
Clyde — A young, neutered, male, small black and white dog, friendly. Currently in foster care to recover from an accident and surgery. Call 412-3451 to meet Clyde in his foster home.
Jackie — A little, black and white, female, mix breed puppy. Call 412-3451 for information.
Puppy — A 10-week-old, neutered, male, black lab, mix. In foster care. For more information call 412-3451.
Russell — An 8-10 week old, Jack Russell terrier mix. He has just been neutered, is in foster care and is so much fun. Call 672-0561 or 660-3512 for information.
Romper and Fly — A 12-month-old Border Collie mixes who prefers the company of another dog to build confidence and help them into a new home. Shy, but will bond with a person, given enough time and consistency. Can be adopted separately or together. To meet them, call 412-3451.
Sheila — A friendly, 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. For a personalized introduction to this sweet dog, call her sponsor at 231-1744.
Darcie — A long-haired tortoiseshell that is still a bit nervous about coming out for attention. She was surrendered when her 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.
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.
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. We think he is about 3 years old.
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.
Poolu — A petite, gray and white cat, less than a year old, found at 975 San Ildefonso July 6 that will be adoptable early in the week.
Ripples — A large, neutered, male 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.
Roo — This kitty is an indoor only cat because he is declawed. A 12-year-old neutered male red Siamese, 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.
Smoke — A neutered, black, Manx mix who’s going to be the cat room greeter. What a totally sweet middle-aged cat. He loves to be petted and who could resist his short bushy tail!
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.
Tiger — A 5-year-old, neutered, male, orange-upon-more-orange, tabby with golden-green eyes. He answers to his name and likes to survey his kingdom from a high perch. He enjoys human company, but wants his personal space respected, but he cries when alone too much. Gentle, older children are OK, but he is not so sure about little kids.
Tabby — Big and friendly, this 17-pound, lovely, orange and white, Maine coon cross, neutered male has taken it upon himself to help many of the shyer kitties become more outgoing and the shelter is grateful for that! He has settled right into the “cat room greeter” role. He especially likes his head stroked and does not mind belly rubs. His confidence makes him well suited for homes with cat-savvy dogs. Because he communicates frustration more subtly than other cats, Tabby may not be the best choice for a home with small children.
Wickham — A pretty, tortie/calico with short hair and a short tail, surrendered when her person went into assisted living. Friendly in the cat room, but she will take at least a couple of weeks to adjust to a gentle, quiet home. After all, her whole life has been disrupted. It’s worth the patient wait, though, as this is a very sweet girl.
A black lab mix was found roaming by the Smith’s in White Rock. If you think she may be your pet, visit the shelter and ask for Mildred.