Animal Shelter 10-20-13

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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! Dogs and cats are great at chasing away the blues as the nights get longer, so come adopt a new friend today! Be sure to check out the Petfinder website for pictures of the adorable adoptables.
NEW SHELTER HOURS: Monday – Friday noon to 6 p.m. and weekends 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Also, 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 favorite animals and learn more about special needs animals, or cats and dogs currently in foster care.
All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.
Cali — A 7-year-old, spayed, female calico who was surrendered for being unhappy in her surroundings. Shelter staff and volunteers would like to find a home for her where she can live out her days as a happy cat! She is very affectionate and loves to play fetch, although her idea of fetch is when she tosses toys down from her perch and expects you to return them to her. She would prefer to be the one and only cat, but she is reported to do well with small dogs, some other cats and even ferrets!
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!
Moche and Conoco — They are two young cats that were living as part of a feral colony on Alabama Street. Volunteers have been working hard to get them socialized, and these two have learned that some humans can be really nice! Moche is a shiny black kitten and Conoco is black and white. Moche takes a little longer to warm up, but Conoco can often be found lounging on one of the upper levels of their large cage. They both enjoy animal companionship and would prefer to be adopted together, so that they can explore their new home with each other.
Momma — This friendly, dilute tortie is 7 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 loudly when you pick her up that you can hear her across the room!
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.
Ziva — This beautiful, white and gray, tabby is an 8-year-old, spayed, female who loves to observe the cat room from atop a cat tower, so she can keep tabs on all the cats. She was surrendered for not getting along with the other cat in the household, but she has been OK with other cats coming up to say hi, so she will probably do fine in a multi-cat household if given a proper introduction and time to adjust. One volunteer recently learned that she loves to be cuddled, as long as she can lie in her bed and not have to be in your arms. She would do best in a home without young children or dogs.
Cedar — A one-year-old, male, collie mix. A “fun and games” dog that is energetic and needs exercise and mental stimulation. He is also very cuddly and does well with female dogs. Cedar has so much potential, but needs a firm, gentle, and savvy owner to help him channel his energy. Ask the shelter for an introduction to this special boy.
Chu Chu — This beautiful, 2 1/2 old, neutered, male, ridgeback cross has had a tough go of things recently, after managing to escape from several homes. He is a big guy who can be a little shy with strangers, but is very loyal to those he learns to trust. He would be happy as an only dog, but he would also be fine with some K9 friends. Stop by the shelter to get more information about Chu Chu and to find out who is sponsor is. Volunteers will be working hard to ensure that Chu Chu finds a home where he feels safe.
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. For a personalized introduction to Dallas, call her sponsor at 505-0790.
Duke — A male, German Shepherd mix. He needs a lot of exercise and would benefit from having a job to do. He has only been kept outdoors, so he still has a bit of work to do on becoming housebroken. He is reported to be good with people, but can be a bit nippy. This behavior can easily be corrected with proper training. He may not be a good choice for a family that already has dogs.
Maya — Maya is back at the shelter for the third time and is really hoping that this is the time she’ll find her forever home! She is a young, chocolate lab who is house broken and has been crate trained. She sounds perfect, right? The only catch is that Maya is blind, so sometimes she needs a little extra help and understanding. She does very well on walks, especially if you talk to her so that she knows where you are and she would probably do well with a little bit of clicker training. Also, she does still have a fair bit of puppy energy, which means she likes to chew things! So this little girl will need lots of exercise and attention to burn off some of that energy and hopefully prevent her from chewing up your household items.
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, She 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.
• Frijoles is a big tabby cat found roaming at 36th Street and Arizona. He is very friendly, and is missing a small piece of his left ear.
• Brooke and Severus are two Collie mix puppies found roaming at the picnic grounds on North Mesa. They sure are glad to have been found and have somewhere warm to sleep for the night!
• Boris is a large tricolor male, probably a lab-heeler mix, found roaming on Rover in White Rock.