Shelter report 05-19-13

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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 visit the Friends of the Shelter website: lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting, and donating. Also check out our Petfinder page for pictures and to learn more about all of our adoptable pets at petfinder. com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html. 

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


Calypso — A gentle brindle-point black lab mix found roaming near Pueblo Complex. He loves to go for walks, especially if there is a large patch of grass where he can take a break and roll around. He seems to bounce rather than walk, so you know he’s having fun! He prefers a home with a person that is home more often than not and he doesn’t enjoy sharing his home with cats. When left home alone, Calypso might do best in a crate.

Cessna — A german shepherd/lab mix that was found near the Los Alamos airport last summer. He has spent the past few months as a mostly-outdoor dog, and would love to find a new family that will lavish him with attention and take him out for long walks. He will give you lots of licks and tail wags in return! Cessna prefers not to share his humans with other male dogs, but might prefer the company of a “girlfriend.”

Coconut — A white male maltese or maltipoo found on Ridgecrest. His family never came for him, so he was vetted Friday and now wants to go home with you.

Reggie — A year old Border Collie mix who would love a dog friend to play with! With patience and consistency, Reggie has really blossomed at the shelter, and his goofy, gangly legs make the volunteers laugh. A dog friend would really help him settle in to his new home. Reggie has been patiently waiting many months for his new home and has his paws crossed that someone falls in love with him soon!

Marmaduke — A brindle pit mix with loads of energy! Our shelter volunteers have been working on helping Marmaduke learn how to walk on a leash — he just wants to go, go, go! One of our volunteers has been putting a doggy backpack on him, and he loves it, so he would probably be a good hiking dog. He seems to get along better with female dogs, like his buddy Memphis.

Maxwell — A year old, neutered male heeler/lab. When he’s left to his own devices he likes to dig, so he would really love a family that will take him out for long hikes and runs to work off his energy! He makes friends quickly since he is confident and social and he really enjoys dog friends that he can chase and herd!

Penny — This 2-year-old pit bull has weaned her large litter of puppies and can’t wait to find a new home of her own. She walks nicely on leash and stays close on off-leash hikes. Penny comes when called, crate trained, has great mid-level energy and adores kids. She is OK with cats and other dogs. She comes with a free training consultation with Proton Pawsitive Dog Training to help her settle in. Call Jacinta at 433-8617 to meet her.

Romper — An 11-month-old Border collie mix who prefers the company of another dog to build confidence and help him settle into a new home. He is very shy, but will bond with his person, given enough time and consistency. To meet Romper in his foster home, please call 412-3451. 


Archangel — A big Russian Blue neutered male left at the front door of the shelter. He was a little uncertain about the shelter at first, but he warms up quickly to shelter volunteers. His cute little face makes him look perpetually grumpy, but his purr tells a different story. Russian Blues can be quite sensitive, so “Archie” would like a home where he gets lots of love and attention. 

Benji — A year old neutered male buff-colored tabby who is still learning how to make friends in the communal cat room. His favorite spot is on top of the kennels, where he can keep an eye on what the other cats are up to. He and his brother Billy would love to go to a quiet home together, where they can take their time warming up to their person. 

Billy — A year old neutered male flame-point Siamese cross who came in with his brother Benji. He is a bit friendlier than Benji and is reported to get along well with older cats and small dogs. In fact, he has often been seen hanging around with his pal Wickham. 

Bindi — A declawed, long-haired spayed female Maine Coon who came in with her brother JoJo. She is very people-oriented and will probably warm up to a new home quickly, especially if she has the company of her brother. Bindi must be an indoor kitty. 

Bingley — This beautiful gray and tan long-haired girl would love for you to come see how pretty and soft her coat is! She took a few days to figure out that the cat room isn’t a big scary place, and once her friend Wickham comes out for some attention, Bingley isn’t far behind. This sweet girl would make a great companion for someone looking for a lap cat with lots of love to give. . 

Darcie — A long-haired tortoiseshell that is still a bit nervous about coming out for attention. She was surrendered with Wickham and Bingley when their person went to assisted living, and Darcie just needs a little more time to adjust. She has her paws crossed that you’ll come meet her when she is ready for visitors!

JoJo — A declawed, long-haired neutered male black and silver Maine Coon looking for a person to love! Health issues forced his owner to give up him and his sister Bindi, but this big guy wants nothing more than a lap and some attention. Jojo must be an indoor kitty. 

Mamacita — This gray, long-haired female was found with her three kittens. The kittens have been weaned. Mamacita has been spayed and is ready for a new home.

Ozzie — This cute black and white neutered male was just given up for adoption. Ozzie’s veterinary care has been updated and then he will be ready for his forever home. Ozzie is shy initially, but warms up once you show him how trustworthy you are.

Ripples — Pretty tabby cat, a neutered male just returned to the shelter. Ripples has made clear his distain for certain interruptions in his peaceful life, meaning he will not share his home with dogs, small children, or male cats. Come meet Ripples and see if your home is up to his standards. He will make it worth you while to be his human.

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. Shyanne is currently in foster care, so if you would like to meet her, call 412-0700. 

Wickham — A spayed female tortoiseshell who has quickly warmed up to volunteers and will rub against your legs when she wants some attention. If you pet her for a while, she will roll over and show you the little white spots on her belly!