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Animal Shelter 08-25-13

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The Los Alamos County Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home!
New shelter hours: The shelter is open Noon to 6 p.m., Monday thru Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the weekends.
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 your favorite 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 adoptable pets.
petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html
All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed, or neutered and up-to-date on vaccinations.
DOGS
Bella — How can you resist such a cute face? 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 to this friendly dog, call her sponsor at 412-3998.
Bitzy — Pomeranian/Chihuahua mix, who prefers the company of less energetic dogs, perhaps those not too much bigger than her.
Dallas — This spayed female German Shepherd/terrier cross is about a year old. She came into the shelter very frightened, but she has made great progress with the work of shelter volunteers. In fact, she recently went to the dog park and played for over an hour with a chocolate lab that was there! 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.
Honi — A 7-month-old, puppy who is a little frightened right now at the shelter. She is currently receiving a lot of love and gentle socialization from the volunteers.
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. This 100 percent treatable illness means that Mildred must be kept calm with very minimal exercise while she is undergoing treatment, which is paid for by Friends of the Shelter. She is still available for adoption, and the shelter staff would love for her to find a home where she can recover instead of being cooped up in the shelter. Call 231-3624 for information.
Randy — Talk about a perfect dog! One of the 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.” He has lots of energy and is ready to accompany you on your next big adventure!
Reggie — An 18-month-old, Border Collie mix who would love a dog friend to play with! With patience and consistency, Reggie has really blossomed at the shelter and his goofy, gangly legs make the volunteers laugh. A dog friend would really help him settle in to his new home. 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.
Sweet Pea — A 2-year-old, female, brindle, lab/pit mix. A very sweet and friendly dog, easy to handle and no food guarding. Sweet Pea does not like cats. She is a cuddle bug — calm, friendly and snuggly. 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. “I love to stay home and be with my people.”
CATS
Bennet — An 8-year-old, female, Siamese/tabby mix. She has the beautiful blue Siamese eyes, but doesn’t seem to have the loud Siamese voice! 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 — She is 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 and Darcie just needs a little more time to adjust. For a while she was hiding under the kennels, but she has finally decided that the carpeted cat tower isn’t so bad, as long as she gets the spot on top where she can keep an eye on everyone else. She cowers a bit when you approach her, but if you pet her softly, she quickly warms up. Sometimes she’ll even roll over and you can catch a glimpse of her back feet — one is black and one is white!
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. She would love to find a new home with her buddy Sarabi! Both Owl and Sarabi have been trained to use a scratching post rather than furniture, so be sure to provide some scratching posts for them!
Sarabi — 2 year old gray and white female that is very bonded to her friend Owl. She is a bit more outgoing than Owl, and she would love for you to come see how soft her fur is! She would love to find a new home with her buddy Owl.
Note: Because Owl and Sarabi are so bonded, the shelter is offering a two for one adoption fee to make sure that these beautiful kitties can go to their new forever home together.
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 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 is the current cat room greeter and he takes his job seriously! He can sometimes be a bit snippy with the shelter volunteers, so we thought he might not be a good choice for homes with small children, but his last home reported that he did wonderfully with their 6-month-old child and he 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. His confidence also makes him well suited for homes with cat-savvy dogs. And if you give Tabby some catnip, he’ll be your friend forever (once he comes out of his catnip coma).
Wiley — Wiley is a black and white bundle of energy! She may take a bit to warm up to new situations, but once she does, she loves to play chase and climb everything in sight. She prefers hanging out on your shoulder, or head to being cradled on her back. She still needs some guidance to learn to play gently with people. While in foster care, she took a particular liking to hanging out with the man of the house and watching sports on TV.
ROAMERS
If you are missing your cat or dog, stop by or call the shelter to see if any roaming animals have been dropped off.