Animal Shelter 8-4-13

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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. 

Be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating, as well as read up on the 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.


Bella — A lovely, spayed, female, GSD mix with soft floppy ears. She is active and friendly. She loves walks, toys and snuggling. She is a little shy initially with strangers, but quickly warms up to friendly human interaction. Bella is good with other dogs and loves going to the dog park. For a personalized introduction to this friendly dog, call her sponsor at 412-3998.

Cessna —  A German Shepherd/lab mix that was found near the Los Alamos Airport last summer. He will give you lots of licks and tail wags! Cessna behaves very nicely on a leash and loves the dog park. Cessna might do OK with the company of some male dogs, but might prefer the company of a “girlfriend” instead. Call Cessna’s sponsor at 231-3624 for more information. 

Chaparral — She is a big, gentle girl who needs a loving, active home with a secure fence! She’s good with men, women, kids, loves the dog park and rides well in the car. She did great at the Dog Jog! She loves to run, chase the ball and please her human. She just needs attention! For a personalized introduction to Chaparral, call her sponsor at 412-3998.

ChuChu —  He is a beautiful, neutered, male, ridgeback cross, 2-1/2 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. 

Clyde — A young, neutered, male, small black and white dog. He is very friendly. Clyde is currently in foster care to recover from an accident and surgery. Call 412-3451 to meet Clyde in his foster home.

Dallas — This spayed, female, Belgian, Malinois cross is about a year old. Not suitable for a family with children, or other dogs. Dallas came into the shelter very frightened, but her volunteer sponsor reports excellent progress toward becoming a fine pet in a home with adults.

Jackie — A little, black and white, female, mix breed puppy. Call 412-3451 for information.

Mildred — This 18-month-old, spayed, female, Lab cross is the ideal family pet. She is reported to do well with adults, gentle children, cats and dogs. A good fence is in order.

Onyx — He is a 55-pound, 7-month-old pup that should mature to 80 pounds. He’s housebroken, leash trained, good off-leash, likes to play with other dogs, fine with cats and adores kids. He will probably mature into a lower-medium energy dog, but right now still has adolescent energy to burn off. He loves to snuggle. For more information call 433-8617.

Puppy — A 10-week-old, neutered, black lab mix. In foster care. Call 412-3451 for information.

Romper and Fly — These12-month-old, Border Collie mixes prefer the company of another dog to build confidence and help them into a new home. Shy, but will bond with their person, given enough time and consistency. Can be adopted separately or together. To meet either dog, call 505-412-3451. 

Russell —  A 8-10-week-old, Jack Russell terrier mix. He has just been neutered, has been in foster care and is so much fun. Call 672-0561 or 505-660-3512 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.


Buttons — Buttons is only a few years old and is still adjusting to her former owner passing away. She loves to be petted by people and enjoys having a good cat friend for company. The larger free-roam cat room makes Buttons nervous so we suspect she may prefer a generally quiet household.

Darcie — A long-haired, tortoiseshell that is still a bit nervous about coming out for attention. She was surrendered when their person went to assisted living and Darcie just needs a little more time to adjust. She still prefers hiding under the kennels, but if you crawl down on the floor and talk with her, she happily accepts some loving! She has her paws crossed that you’ll come meet her.

Mango — Big and friendly, this long-haired, orange and white kitty was found roaming on 46th street. Just like mangoes are a great addition to any smoothie, Mango will be a great addition to any household. When anybody approaches him to pet him, he will lean into their hand to get his neck scratched all around. Shelter volunteers think he is about 3 years old.

Mamacita — Mamacita’s three kittens have found homes and now Mama wants a home of her own! She has been spayed, so this family situation will not be happening to her again. This petite, mackerel tabby has beautiful markings and a soft coat. She lets out a cute little chirp when she’s happy.

Poolu — A petite, grey and white, spayed female, less than a year old. Abandoned when her owners moved, she came to the shelter to wait out her time. Now she is ready for a home that will cherish her and never leave her behind again.

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 with Shyanne is foster care, call 412-0700. 

Smoke — A neutered, black, Manx mix who vying for the position of “cat room greeter.” What a totally sweet middle-aged cat, about 8 years old. He loves to be petted and who could resist his short bushy tail! 

Tabby — Big and friendly, a 17 pound, lovely, orange and white, Maine coon cross, neutered, male. Tabby has taken it upon himself to help many of the shy kitties become more outgoing and shelter volunteers are grateful for that! He has settled right into our “cat room greeter” role. He especially likes his head stroked and does not mind belly rubs. His confidence makes him well suited for homes with cat-savvy dogs. Because he communicates frustration more subtly than other cats, Tabby may not be the best choice for a home with small children.

Tiger — A 5-year-old, neutered, male, orange-upon-more-orange, tabby with golden-green eyes. Tiger answers to his name, likes to survey his kingdom from a high perch and enjoys human company, but wants his personal space respected. Tiger does cry when alone too much. Gentle older children are OK, but not so sure about little kids.


Princess — A friendly, Chihuahua cross, spayed female in excellent condition, found roaming on Meadow and Isleta July 31. Shelter is trying to reach her owner or sitter.

• An unhappy kitten found roaming near La Mesa trailer park. Tabby with white.