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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! Dogs and cats are great at chasing away the rainy day blues, so come adopt your new friend today! For pictures of all of the adoptable animals, check out the Petfinder website:
NEW SHELTER HOURS: The LAC Shelter is open noon to 3 p.m., Monday thru Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the weekends.
Also, be sure to check out the brand new website at lafos.org, where you can get 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 the adoptable pets.
All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered and up-to-date on vaccinations.
Charlie — A year and a half 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. She likes toys and shows no guarding behavior.
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.
Chuchu — A beautiful, neutered, male, ridgeback cross, two and a half 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.
Dallas — A year old, spayed, female German Shepherd cross. 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. She loves training and taking walks and would love a job. She likes to play with the big boy dogs.
Eddie — A cute little rat terrier mix. He loves his walks and has excellent leash manners. Eddie is currently in foster care, but if you are interested in adopting Eddie, call the shelter to get information on how to contact Eddie’s foster mom.
Hodi — This black and white, spaniel cross is a favorite among the shelter volunteers! He is sweet, human-oriented, but still loves to play and gets along well with most other dogs.
Honi — A 5-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. Honi is currently in foster care, call the shelter to get contact information for Honi’s foster family.
Peepers — Peepers is a playful, but fairly mild puppy who enjoys walks on his leash and time to play outside. He will follow you around as a companion throughout the day, and will often try to take a nap at your feet. Peepers already comes to whistles, or when called, sleeps well in a crate, is very gentle with everyone from babies to adults, and likes to play with other dogs. Peepers is currently in foster care, but call the shelter for information on how to contact Peepers’ foster mom.
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, 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.
Sweet Pea — A 2-year-old, female, brindle, lab/pit mix. A very sweet and friendly dog. She is easy to handle with no food guarding. No cats. Sweet Pea is calm, friendly and snuggly — a true cuddle bug. She enjoys leash walking, but sometimes does not like to meet other dogs on walks. She also does well with many dogs at the shelter. She is crate trained and knows some obedience commands. Sweet Pea is currently in foster care, call the shelter to get contact information for Sweet Pea’s foster family.
Tickles — Tickles has a very sweet disposition and is a fairly mild puppy. Tickles enjoys time outside and especially playing in soft grass. Tickles will follow you around inside and outside and will lay down for a rest anywhere you are. He will come to whistles or when called, sleeps well in a crate and is great around small kids, dogs and adults. Tickles is cautious to new things in his environment. Tickles is currently in foster care, but call the shelter for information on how to contact Peepers’ foster mom.
Trooper — Trooper is a young cocker spaniel mix who was just surrendered on Sept. 11 when the owner’s landlord said no dogs were allowed in the rental home. The volunteers have just started interacting with Trooper, so stay tuned for more information!
Willow — A female, Australian cattle dog mix who would love a home that provides her with plenty of exercise and mental stimulation.
Kittens — There are several 3-5 month old kittens in foster care for socialization. Stay tuned for updates on when they will be ready for adoption.
Paloma — This shorthaired female tabby was surrendered with her buddy Shaaze. She has taken a little longer to adjust to life in the communal cat room, but she is finally warming up to volunteers. Paloma and Shaaze were surrendered when their owner moved, and they are ready to get out of the shelter and into a forever home! Paloma is reported to be only six months old, but she seems a little mellower than a normal 6-month-old kitten, so she might be a bit older. She does love to play though
Note: Ask about a two for one special for adopting both Shaaze and Paloma.
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! 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!
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!
Momma — This dilute tortie is seven years old and was surrendered for being “too fat” – poor thing! She’s hoping to find a home that loves her no matter what her size might be. She was reported to be bossy around other cats, but she seems to be doing fine with other cats in the communal room, as long as she has a big, comfy bed to call her own. She loves to be the center of attention, and she purrs so loud when you pick her up that you can hear her across the room! Momma is now spayed, but she was taken in as a stray with her litter of kittens, one of whom was Inky, who was also surrendered. She would love to be adopted with her son.
Inky — This all black, neutered male was taken in as a stray when he was found with his mom, Momma. His siblings were adopted, but Inky has lived with his mom for all six years of his life and would love to be adopted with her if possible. He was also surrendered for being “too fat”, but the shelter volunteers think he’s a pretty darn cute fatty cat! He can be a bit shy around men and takes some time to warm up to new places, but is reported to do well with other cats, especially Momma!
Note: Ask about a two for one special if you are interested in adopting both Inky and Momma.
Ricky — Ricky is a big, orange and white cat who was surrendered when his owner could no longer care for him. His buddy Mara has already been adopted, and Ricky is hoping that he’ll be next! He is currently on a diet to try to lose a bit of weight, and since he’s feeling better already, he’d like really like to continue his diet in his new home. This big, lovable guy reminds volunteers of the Cheshire Cat, with his big smile!
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.
There were no roamers at the shelter as of Thursday evening. If you have lost your dog or cat over the weekend, stop by the shelter during open hours to see if your dog or cat has been found, and to leave a description of your animal with shelter staff.