Animal Shelter 04-13-14

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The Dog Jog will begin at 9 a.m. April 26 at the White Rock United Methodist Church. (Race check-in is 8-8:40 a.m.) The Dog Jog offers a 3.1 mile competitive course or a 2 mile fun walk/run and is open to all participants with or without a dog and at any pace. Entry forms and instructions are available online at wordpress.lafos.org/dogjog/. A reduced-fee microchip clinic ($20) for dogs and cats will be offered from 9-10:30 a.m., no pre-registration is necessary.

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 Petfinder website for pictures of all adorable adoptable animals:


SHELTER HOURS: Noon to 6 p.m. Monday — Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekends.

Also, be sure to check out our website at lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting, and donating, as well as read up on some of your 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! 

Spork and Whisk — Three-month old brothers made available to the shelter by one of its partner shelters. They are black, shorthair cats that will be available after their vet check-ups and neutering. As they are young kitties, they should be able to adapt to homes with kids, other cats or dogs when properly introduced and supervised. Kittens often are happiest in pairs, because they play with each other instead of your curtains! (It helps when kitties can burn off their energy with a buddy.) A $60 pre-adoption deposit will hold one or both of these kitties for pick up after their vet visits.

Sinatra — A large, black and white adult, shorthaired cat transferred to the shelter from a partner shelter. Even in his short time with the shelter, he has been quite friendly and talkative. Sinatra will be available for adoption soon.

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!


Adele — Approximately 5 months old and a very new addition to the shelter. The shelter thinks she is a Labrador Retriever mix, and is a lovely, honey color. Volunteers and staff are just getting to know this sweet, young pup.

Barney — This 4-year-old, American Bulldog loves to go for walks and has wonderful leash manners. Small children make him nervous, so we are 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 — Koda is 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. He loves to go for walks and is happy and playful outdoors. He has a keen interest in smelling everything when on his walks. Although he is aware of cars, people and other dogs, he does not seem overly distracted by the when on leash.

Ossa — New to the shelter, surrendered due to a family move. She is a purebred, female Rottweiler with classic black and tan Rottweiler coloring and markings. She is about a year and a half years old and is very sweet, friendly and eager to please. Ossa has had some training and is very quick to learn. She is very fond of her food and chew toys. Her previous owners described her as “happy with a capital H-A-P-P-Y!”


Yummy — A young adult, male, Border Collie mix, black and white, with an injured right, front paw.