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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 adorable adoptables:
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, to get 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 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. 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! Because Cali is declawed, she must be an indoor cat only.
Kittens — There are four kittens currently in foster care, two tabby females, one tortoiseshell female and one orange male. They have been raised with much love and care in a foster home and will be ready for adoption around Nov. 13.
Gypsy — This is a beautiful, dilute tortie/tabby and is about a year old. She’s just as hopeful that she finds a home as she is for her kittens to find a home! She loves to be around people and especially enjoys chin scratches. She can learn to live with dogs and other cats if given enough time to adjust to her new home. She does enjoy children! To meet Gypsy and her kittens, call their foster mom at 433-8617.
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.
Sparkles — Sparkles is one cool cat! She is a young, spayed, orange and white female with one blue eye and one green eye! She likes the comfort of a cat bed.
Quasar — Quasar is a black and white, tuxedo cat with cute white whiskers! She is a young, spayed, female who was part of a feral colony on Alabama Street, but you would never know she was once feral based on how friendly she is!
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. She would do best in a home without young children or dogs.
BeeBee — A young, spayed, female, Lab/ shepherd mix. She is happy, energetic girl who would benefit from some obedience and leash training with her new family. She quickly makes friends at the dog park and will play fetch all day! She would probably make a great companion if you already have a dog at home.
Boris — This large and friendly tricolor male, probably a lab-heeler mix was found roaming on Rover in White Rock. Boris is currently being treated for heartworm, so he will be on a strict “diet” of only short walks and very mild activity for the next four to six weeks.
Bronson — This 5-month-old, pit mix is currently in foster care and his foster mom can’t say enough good things about him! From a recent email update about Bronson, his foster mom reported that with a low-key foster environment, he is really starting to come out of his shell. He is still a bit dependent on other dogs for confidence, and he would love to have a dog buddy in the house to help show him the ropes and give him a little more confidence. He also loves play-dates with other dogs! He is currently being treated for a non-contagious form of mange.
Cedar — A 1-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. Because he has so much energy, he would probably be best in a home without children, to prevent him from getting overly stimulated. He is getting some special training from experienced volunteers. For a personalized introduction to Cedar, call Sally at 412-3451.
Chu Chu — This beautiful, 2 ½-year-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. Volunteers will be working hard to ensure that Chu Chu finds a home where he feels safe and will not be able to escape. For a personalized introduction to Chu Chu, call 412-3451 or 433-8617.
Chandra — A young female pit mix that came to the shelter as a roamer. Shelter staff is still getting to know Miss Chandra, so stay tuned for more information!
Goliath — A very cute and sweet, this black, 2-year-old, neutered male Chihuahua-Daschund mix loves walks and attention from gentle adults. Goliath gets very nervous around young children and would be best in a home without any children. On the trail, he gets a bit afraid around other dogs and strangers. This sweet dog would do great in a quiet home where he can receive the love and attention that he deserves.
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. 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. She is great with adults, gentle children, cats, and dogs. For a personalized introduction to Maya, call Sally at 412-3451.
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. For a personalized introduction to this sweet dog, call her sponsor at 231-1744.
Severus — This young, cattle dog mix was found roaming at the picnic grounds on North Mesa with his sister Brooke. He sure was glad to have ended up in the shelter so he had somewhere warm to sleep, but now that he has been vetted and neutered, he’s ready for a real home. Severus is a sweet puppy who is still working on his potty training skills and he will probably need some help with basic obedience commands with his new family.
Beowulf — A large, friendly, all-black male cat found near the airport. He is so friendly, shelter staff can’t believe his family hasn’t come for him yet!