Shelter Report

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By The Staff

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets. Others are in foster care with loving temporary homes. If you haven’t visited the facility, you will be impressed with our four-footed friends’ new digs. Roaming animals are given names upon entering the facility, since it’s often difficult to get them to tell us. Additionally, they are trained in stealing your heart when you come to visit. All of our fully reconditioned adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro-chipped — a bargain in anyone’s book, all at one low price.

Summer thunder storm advice:  The Fourth may be over, but thunderstorms are also frightening and your dog may run away. If your dog escapes, call the animal shelter 662-8179 or come to 226 East Road.

Be sure to check out links to our many stylish and vivacious pets at the Friends of the Shelter Web site: www.lafos.org where you can enjoy photos and informational snippets on the whole gang. You can also volunteer or make a donation. Remember, when it comes to pets — shop Los Alamos first.


We get lots of roaming cats.  Don’t assume your cat was a meal for a coyote, especially those cats missing in White Rock. Call the shelter to see if your kitty is bunking with us.

Come see the amazing interactive communal kitty area, where you can easily visit with and enjoy the cats.

Featured Pet of the Week: Key — A very friendly declawed 10-year-old spayed female. No longer able to express herself in first person, she has asked to pass along that she needs an indoor home. She loves to be petted; she gets along with cats, gentle dogs, adults and gentle children. She likes to be approached with gentleness and respect — don’t you?

Calli — Beautiful DMH spayed, female senior Calico. Owner is now living in Sombrillo and can no longer care for her. She is healthy and her coat is awesome.

Oogie – Quite the name! An older, quiet declawed black spayed female kitty that needs a quiet indoor home. Had a good vet check so we know she’s healthy.

Mittens — DSH black, spayed female with white feet and white whiskers.  6-years -old.  Surrendered because of owner allergies. Sweet personality, enjoying the communal cat living. Previous owner says Mittens likes dogs, but does not recommend small children.

Boots — Another DSH black kitty with white feet and white whiskers. He is also very friendly.

Velvet — A young adult female. She is petite, solid black and short-haired. Very sweet with people, she was a great mom to five kittens born in mid-March. The kittens are adopted, now Mom is ready for her own home.

Ripley — A gorgeous gray kitty with beautiful dark stripes. He was roaming and is a little shy. He quickly warms up to attention, so in that respect at least, we can all relate to him. Believe it or Not!

Giles — Four-month-old kitten, sterilized. Giles is an orange Tabby male. Check the Web site for more.

Quemazon — Guess where this lovely gentle sweet gray/white cat was found?  Clearly has been a beloved pet.  Please come in today and take him home. He’s quite ready.


Gwennie — A gentle 8-year-old spayed, female, brown and white medium-size dog, given when owner had to move. Very sweet, Gwennie is good with most dogs and cats; she loves the dog park. She will be a great pet for a quiet family.

Rondo — A sweet 1-year-old brown spayed female. She has all her shots and is ready to go! Good with most other dogs. Rondo loves to be brushed. Very friendly, loves the dog park.

Ceniza — 9-month-old Black Lab/Retriever mix. Housebroken. A big girl with lots of energy. Loves the dog park. Great with kids. Perfect companion for active family.

Shooter — A large, yellow 4-year-old Lab mix just surrendered. Seems very friendly. Housebroken, leash-trained. Well-behaved, no digging or fence jumping. May be best with older children.

In foster care and featured:  Unless otherwise noted, call 505-412-3451 to inquire about these fine pets.

Babette — A young female New Mexico brown Hound-mix puppy, maybe 12-13-weeks old. Clearly, she is going to be a sweetie. Spayed and ready to go. Call 412-3451 for more information.

Charlie —  A 1-year-old male Pointer/Lab mix found starving in Gallup. He’s a very sweet, shy boy who’s warming up to his foster home very quickly. He’s housebroken and great with other dogs. Call 412-0254.

Lenny — A 9-month-old black and tan Tabby DSH male kitty who is a loving lap warmer. While shy initially, he will soon warm up to you. He is good with other cats as well as most dogs. Contact sitstaygooddog@earth


Star — A year-old spayed female abandoned when owner moved. A loving, wonderful cat, she retains her kittenish charm. She loves to play and then settle in for along cuddling session. Star is great with the resident dogs. Contact 412-9747.

Roamers:  County ordinance requires that a roaming animal be kept for 10 days waiting for owners to claim it.  After 10 days an animal becomes the property of the county.  Please claim your pets promptly!