Animal Shelter 04-06-14

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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, so come adopt a new friend today! Be sure to check out the Petfinder website for pictures of all adorable adoptable animals:

SHELTER HOURS: Noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekends
Also, be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, to get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating, as well as read up on 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.
DQ — An 8-year-old, neutered, gray and white, male Manx cat who lost his home due to a divorce. DQ likes the comfort and security of his own space, but he is slowly gaining confidence in the cat room and is now out in the communal area with other cats. He is a bit shy at first, so it will take some time for him to adjust to a new home, but he would certainly love the comfort and security of a forever home and person! Having a safe space to retreat to, such as a small covered bed, will help him adjust to his new home. He can be easily frightened by loud noises and changing situations, so he would do best in a home without children. His cute little bobtail always surprises shelter visitors!
Kleo — A lovely, longhaired, tortie who is mourning the loss of her longtime guardian. It’s hard on an 11-year-old cat to lose her lifetime best friend, and Kleo is trying to adapt to shelter life while she awaits discovery by someone who will comfort her. She would like a patient, quiet indoor home with gentle people who will give her all of the love and attention that she deserves!
Stormy — A 2½-year-old, flame point Siamese. Stormy recently went to the vet for a dental cleaning, which was a good thing, since the vet saw that he was having difficulty urinating and it turns out he had some pretty painful bladder stones…poor guy! But, Stormy is finally starting to feel better after having surgery to remove the bladder stones and getting his teeth cleaned, so he is all ready for his new home! He needs to be on a special (but fairly low cost) diet, and he would prefer a home without kids. He is slowly starting to warm up to volunteers, so come meet this guy soon!
Xena — This orange tabby is one of the shelter’s longest residents — she’s been patiently waiting at the shelter since November for her forever home! Xena is a spayed, female, surrendered for expressing her dislike for sharing her family with other cats. She enjoys being petted, and she will let out a cute little chirp when she’s happy. She would prefer to do without the presence of children, but she could probably learn to live with other felines if given time to adjust. Shelter staff and volunteers think that she can probably rapidly deal with any “annoying” canines in the household too!
Barney— This 4-year old American Bulldog was recently in a foster home and his foster parents and doggie siblings worked to make him feel more comfortable and come out of his shell a bit. Small children make him nervous, so the shelter is recommending a new family without little kids. He enjoys the company of other shelter dogs, and he has a fun time at the dog park, but once he’s at home, he would prefer not to share his human with other canine friends. Barney was recently introduced to cats, and he decided that cats don’t bother him at all! For a personalized introduction to Barney, call one of his sponsors at 500-6066 or 412-3451. To see Barney in action, visit vimeo.com/87242055.
Irwin — Irwin is a big, goofy German Shepherd mix. He is 5 years old and is a very friendly boy. Because of his breed, he is predisposed to some hip issues, and he prefers not to have that area petted. He showed no signs of resource guarding during his temperament testing, so he would probably be fine in a house with slightly older children. He would love to find a home with a family that does a lot of outdoor activities!
Koda — A Staffordshire terrier who was just surrendered, so he’s still adjusting to life at the shelter. He is about 11 months old. At the moment, it seems that Koda would benefit from a quiet home with a patient guardian. Volunteers and shelter staff are still getting to know this young guy, so stay tuned for more information!
Lulu — A happy, energetic, 3 year-old brown-and-white Staffordshire terrier mix who came to the shelter from the Española Valley Humane Society. Lulu loves people and wants to greet everyone she meets. She is about 65 pounds of energetic love, who would like a little help learning to curb her enthusiasm. Lulu might be happiest as the only dog in her household. Lulu had some interested adopters coming to meet her over the weekend, so call before heading to the shelter to see if Lulu is still available!
Zelia — The shelter’s newest addition to adoptable dogs. She has a lovely little black and white pittie puppy face, and looks much like Noelle who was recently adopted from our shelter. She is 5-7 months old, has a sweet disposition and is eager to please. Zelia weighs about 30 lbs, and is full of silly puppy squiggles (energy!). Like all puppies, she will need kind guidance and training to learn good manners. She’s ready to go home today.
As of Thursday evening, no roaming animals were being held at the shelter.