Animal Shelter 09-08-13

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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 aware that the Los Alamos Animal Shelter is not a no-kill shelter. We do have a nice selection of animals, but we currently do not have room for them all.


New shelter hours: The Los Alamos County 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 the 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 our adoptable pets.
More entries for the 2014 Shelter Alumni Calendar are needed. See the entry from at lafos.org.
All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.
Bonita — A tan, adult, Chihuahua who prefers a home without very young children.
Charlie — A one and a half year old, female collie/shepherd mix. She is very energetic, but friendly and loves toys. She also enjoys leash walks. She is definitely a “fun and games” dog that will need lots of exercise and mental stimulation. Likes toys and shows no guarding behavior. A home without cats would be best for this girl.
Cedar — A year-old, male, collie mix. Another “fun and games” dog that is energetic and needs exercise and mental stimulation. He is also very cuddly and seems to do very well with female dogs. A home without cats would be best for this dude.
Chuchu — He is a clever boy, back home at the shelter. A beautiful, neutered, male, ridgeback cross, who is 2 and 1/2 years old. This big guy is sensitive and a little shy with strangers, but is very loyal to those he learns to trust. He is happy to have some K9 friends and would like to learn how to take leash walks. He is very good with children.
Eddie — A cute little rat terrier mix. He loves his walks and has excellent leash manners.
Houdini — A black and white, spaniel cross. He loves getting attention and pets from his humans.
Reggie — A 16-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.
Sheila — A friendly, 2-year-old, tan, female who is housebroken, crate trained and has some obedience training. Sheila 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.
Tequilla — A white and brown, adult, Chihuahua who came to the shelter with Bonita. She also prefers a home without very young children.
Willow — An Australian cattle dog mix, who would love a home that provides her plenty of exercise and mental stimulation.
The following dogs are in temporary foster care:
Honi — A five-month-old, female, miniature, pinscher puppy who started out pretty frightened at the shelter. She is receiving a lot of love and gentle socialization from the volunteers and has turned into a cuddle bug. A little shy and submissive, but loves people and wants to get to know them.
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.
Sweet Pea — A 2-year-old, female, brindle, lab/pit mix. A very sweet and friendly dog — a cuddle bug. She is easy to handle, no food guarding. No cats. She is calm, friendly and snuggly. She enjoys leash walking, but sometimes does not like to meet other dogs on walks. Sweet Pea does well with many dogs at the shelter, is crate trained and knows some obedience commands. If she could talk she would say, “I love to stay home and be with my people.”
Tickle and Peepers — These three-month-old puppies came to the shelter as roamers. They are very playful and will be available for adoption next week.
Kittens — We have several three to five-month-old kittens in foster care for socialization. Stay tuned for updates on when they will be ready for adoption.
Ricky and Mara — These 6-year-old cats were surrendered together when their owner could no longer take care of them. Both have always been indoors. Ricky is a large orange and white male, big, beautiful, loving guy. Mara is a multicolor female. Both are a bit shy while adjusting to the shelter but both like gentle attention from people.
Shaaze — She was surrendered with her buddy Paloma. Gray, tabby, long-haired, Maine Coon cross. Sweet and friendly. Available for adoption after Monday.
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.
Sarabi — A 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.
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!
Note: Because Owl and Sarabi are so bonded, we are offering a two for one adoption fee to make sure that these beautiful kitties can go to their new forever home together. Both kitties have been trained to use a scratching post rather than furniture, so be sure to provide some scratching posts for them!
Paloma — Surrendered with her buddy Shaaze. She is a multicolor, domestic shorthair. Friendly and sweet when she gets settled in new surroundings. Available for adoption after Monday.
Wiley — Wiley is high spirited and full 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. After she’s gotten a little bit of her energy out, she’ll pause just long enough to be scooped up, cuddled, smooched under the chin and scratched behind the ears. She prefers hanging out on your shoulder, or head to being cradled on her back. After an initial period where she acts like a big scary cat, she will really enjoy the company of another high-energy cat or kitten. 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.
• Male intact Terrier mix, looks like a mini Chewbaca. Ask for Spudz.
• Pale yellow tabby. Ask for Custard