Animal Shelter 11-10-13

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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 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, 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 currently in foster care. 

All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.


Aleah — A domestic long-hair calico, who was surrendered because her owner had health issues. She is 5 years old, spayed and good with kids, adults, cats and dogs.

Lia — A spayed, female, gorgeous black and smoke tabby whose owner has a broken hip. She seems shy. She is OK around adults and other cats. She should stay away from homes with dogs and kids.

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 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 and loves to stretch out and roll around in her bed while you pet her. 

Kittens — Two kittens are currently in foster care, one tabby 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. To meet these kittens, call their foster mom at 433-8617. Also, four new kittens, three female and one male, 3-4 months old just arrived, completely vetted and ready for adoption. 

Tiger — A 5-year-old, dark orange tabby who was in the shelter back in July. His owner broke a hip and was unable to care for him. He responds to his name, surveys the room from a high perch, has high-energy and is very friendly. 

Ziva — This beautiful, white and gray, tabby is an 8-year-old, spayed, female that 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. She would do best in a home without young children or dogs. 


Anya — A 2-year-old, Cairn Terrier/Yorkie mix. She is a bit more shy, but still very friendly with strangers for a small dog. She has a low pain threshold and was definitely a bit stiff over her food, so she too should only be around older, respectful kids.

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. No behavior problems being handled, no food guarding and loves toys and people. She is a total sweetheart. 

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 on a grain-free diet to try to control a non-contagious skin condition without the use of medication. 

Boomer — A 2 and a ½-year-old Lhasa Apso/Poodle mix. He has pretty high energy for such a small dog, but very people oriented. He might be defensive around strange dogs, but he would get over it quickly. He did live with other dogs in his previous home. He does not like having his feet handled which may be due to past grooming issues and he loves his food, so we would recommend only older kids for him.

Cedar — A 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. 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 and a 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. Chu Chu needs a home where he feels safe and will not be able to escape. For a personalized introduction to Chu Chu, call 505-412-3451 or 505-433-8617. 

Goliath — Very cute and sweet, this black, 2-year-old, neutered male Chihuahua-Dashchund 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. 

Muffin — This 10-year-old, spayed, female, heeler mix is housebroken and leash trained. She is very mellow and would love a quiet home where she can be walked daily and get lots of snuggles and affection from her people. She was introduced to a family with two boys, ages 8 and 11, and really enjoyed the attention from the boys. 

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.


Bambino — A handsome, adult male, orange tabby found on Pueblo.

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!