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Animal Shelter 08-18-13

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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!
New shelter hours: Beginning Monday, the shelter’s hours change to Noon to 6 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Weekend hours will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, to get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating. Also check out the Petfinder page for pictures and to learn more about all adoptable pets.
petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html
All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.
DOGS
Bella — Bella is active and friendly — in fact, when she sees someone she likes, she loves to bounce up and down and show off her big floppy ears. 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. For a personalized introduction, call her sponsor at 412-3998.
Charlie — This 18-month-old, yellow and white, female Collie/shepherd cross was surrendered when her family moved away and couldn’t take her along. Her two favorite things are hiking and sniffing.
Dallas — This spayed, female, Belgian Malinois cross is about a year old. She is still a little scared of new people and would probably be best in a home without children. A dog friend might be OK after a slow introduction.
Mildred — This 18-month-old, spayed, female, lab cross is the ideal family pet. She is a mild-mannered dog that gets along well with other dogs, as well as adults, children and even cats! Unfortunately, it was just discovered that Mildred has heartworms. Mildred must be kept calm with very minimal exercise while she is undergoing treatment, that is paid for by Friends of the Shelter. Call 231-3624 for information.
Randy — One of our volunteers recently took this 11-month-old, male, Australian Shepherd mix to the radio station, and described him as “an awesome dog that would make a great hiking, biking, running and riding companion. He is intelligent, responsive, outgoing and interested in everything.”
Reggie — An 18-month-old Border Collie mix who would love a dog friend to play with! Reggie has been patiently waiting many months for his new home, and has his paws crossed that someone falls in love with him soon! Call 412-2074 for information.
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. For a personalized introduction to this sweet dog, call her sponsor at 231-1744.
Sweet Pea — A 2-year-old, female, brindle, lab/pit mix. A very sweet and friendly dog. She is easy to handle, but no food guarding and no cats. She enjoys leash walking, but sometimes does not like to meet other dogs on walks. Sweet Pea is crate trained and knows some obedience commands.
CATS
Bennet — An 8-year-old, female, Siamese/tabby mix. She is still getting used to her new living arrangements, but will approach you for pets if you sit on the floor and give her time to approach you. She has lived inside her whole life and would like to keep it that way!
Darcie — A long-haired, tortoiseshell that is finally starting to come out of her shell! She was surrendered with a few other feline friends when their person went to assisted living, but Darcie just needs a little more time to adjust. She cowers a bit when you approach her, but if you pet her softly, she quickly warms up.
Firefly — This sweet, tabby kitty was found roaming at the La Mesa trailer park. She’s happy to be somewhere safe and she is slowly warming up to shelter staff and volunteers. She has been spayed and is ready for a new home.
Owl — A 2-year-old, female, calico that is very bonded to her friend Sarabi. She is a bit shy of new people, but quickly warms up, especially if you have a toy that she likes to play with! She is reported to do well with adults, older kids and other cats.
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. To meet Shyanne is foster care call 412-0700.
Tabby — Tabby is one big cat! This 17-pound, orange and white, Maine Coon cross would love for you to take him home. He can sometimes be a bit snippy, but seems to perk up when kids are in the room. He doesn’t enjoy being picked up though, so very small children are not recommended.
ROAMERS
• Blue ­— A beautiful blue healer found near Co-op
• A very scared gray cat was found. If you are missing your cat or dog, stop by or call the shelter to see if any roaming animals have been dropped off.