Animal Shelter 12-09-12

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The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets waiting for their forever home.
Come find a companion that will give you unconditional love. Be sure to visit lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating.
All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro chipped. Visitor guides: Between 4-6 p.m. Friday, volunteers will be at the shelter to give potential adopters personal introductions to the adoptable animals.
Thank you, Los Alamos. The past couple weeks have seen numerous adoptions — hopefully this trend will continue and all the shelter pets will find homes for the holidays.
Axle — Don’t let those sad-looking eyes fool you. Axle is a playful and affectionate neutered male. The shelter temperament testers describe this Pit-mix as a “total sweetheart.” He would love a family that appreciates big, sloppy dog kisses.  
Bagel — Very busy female Border Collie found on the Rim Trail, near Rover. She will need an active family to keep her happy.
Ciera — Spayed female Shepherd-cross who likes to get to know her human associates before she shares her story with them.
Chico —Friendly little three-year-old Chihuahua-mix. Good with kids and dogs. May need a little encouragement with the housebreaking.
Joey — Darling puppy, mixed-breed, has some markings that might be Heeler. Friendly little guy.
Three Border Collie puppies (Reggie, Fly and Romper) — Border Collie puppy siblings, six-months-old. Neutered/spayed and up-to-date on shots. Responding very well to socialization by shelter volunteers and guidance from other shelter dogs.
Remy — Spayed female Lab-mix. Pretty red coat. Good with some dogs, not others. No cats.
Rosie — This spayed female is a Lab/Greyhound-mix. She enjoys toys and obedience training.
Shyloh — Having a hard time understanding why he’s still at the shelter. This mixed-breed black dog is confident, affectionate, friendly and housebroken. Pretty much the perfect dog. He enjoys the company of children and other dogs. Stop by and take him to the dog park and you won’t be able to resist taking him home. You will need a secure fence.

We have some young kittens in foster care. When they are old enough for shots and sterilization, they will either return to the shelter, or be adopted directly out of foster care. One tiny female was found nearly frozen to death at the dump. Two volunteers rushed her to Santa Fe for emergency care and she survived. She is recovering in a foster home until she is ready to select her forever family.

Lizzie —Long-haired Blue Russian declawed female. Good with dogs, other cats and gentle children.
Mo — Very soft, three-year-old spayed female Tabby/Tortie surrendered for adoption with her friend Ralphie. Neither one cares for dogs or boisterous children. Mo and Ralphie are now circulating in the cat room and enjoy the attention of volunteers.
Ralphie — Three-year-old, lovely, soft, domestic short-hair spayed female Tabby/Tortie, given for adoption with her friend Mo. Ralphie was shy at first, but now comes out for shelter volunteers to pet and admire her. She is reported to not care for dogs.
Ripples — Large, friendly male gray Tabby found on Kayenta. Neutered, has all his shots and ready for a new home.

County ordinance requires that a roaming animal be kept for 10 days waiting for owners to claim it. Keep those tags on your pets so they can come home to you quickly.
•Lovely gray Tabby with white legs. Ask for   Chuckles.
• Tiny four-week-old kitten found on Trinity. Ask for Smitten.
• Beautiful, friendly Tabby with white, has a pink nose trapped on Cheyenne.