Animal Shelter 04-20-14

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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! 

Hero — A 10-year-old, all-black male cat that was recently surrendered when his family moved. He is very mellow and sweet and just loves attention — a volunteer noted that he had a hard time standing still at his food bowl because he was so content that he was kneading and trying to eat at the same time! Hero has the cutest little fangs, which add to his black cat mystique. He was surrendered with his dog buddy Wriggs, so he would be fine in a home with gentle dogs, and would most likely get along with other cats as well. Late last week, Hero went to the vet for a dental cleaning, and they will probably keep him through the weekend, so stop by the shelter early this week to meet this sweet guy. 

Sinatra — A shorthaired, black and white tuxedo who was recently transferred to the shelter from another shelter partner. He went to the vet last week for his vaccinations and neutering. Sinatra is very friendly and inviting, recently described as a “heart throb!” Come meet this sweet boy — there is no doubt that he will sing his way into your heart just like Frank Sinatra himself! 


Adele — A 5-month-old, honey-colored, Labrador retriever mix. She was transferred to the shelter from another shelter partner in order to give her a better shot at finding a home, and she hopes that the perfect home for her is right here in Los Alamos! She is a sweet, young pup who will need a patient family that has the time to help her with training and housebreaking. 

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! To see Barney in action, visit vimeo.com/87242055. For a personalized introduction to Barney, call one of his sponsors at 500-6066 or 412-3451.

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!

Kiki — A year and a half year old, dark gray (blue) pit mix, medium-sized female dog. She is a lovely, sweet dog that is somewhat intimidated by the shelter environment and may take a little time to relax around visitors. If approached gently and slowly, she warms right up to people and loves to be petted. She is calm and caring and good with other dogs and cats. 

Koda — A year old, Staffordshire terrier mix. Koda is a very sweet dog who is really starting to come out of his shell! He enjoys the company of other dogs, but he might be a bit pushy for some dogs. Temperament testers found that Koda had no issues with being touched or with resource guarding. Because he is still learning to trust people and how to handle different situations, he would probably be better in a home with older children, but younger children might be too unpredictable for him. 

Ossa — A year and a half year old, Rottweiler with the classic black and tan markings. She just joined the shelter, surrendered due to a family move. Ossa is very sweet, friendly and eager to please. She has had some training and would love an owner who can continue to work with her, since she 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!”

Pixie — Young Terrier mix currently in foster care. Stay tuned for more information about her as well!

Rocky — A recently surrendered Terrier mix. He is still a little nervous, but he is slowly warming up to the shelter environment. He was recently groomed by Diana of Yours Truly Grooming and he looks like a brand new dog! Check out his picture on the Friends of the Shelter Petfinder page, and then come visit him at the shelter — you will be amazed at the difference! He has his summer cut and is ready for fun in the sun with a new family. Rocky will be temperament tested next week, so stay tuned for more information on whether Rocky gets along with other dogs, cats and whether he might be good with kids or not. 

Wriggs — A 10-year-old, black lab who was recently surrendered with his cat friend Hero due to a family move. He might be a little older, but Wriggs still has lots of love to give! He got to go on a special outing to KRSN on Wednesday and he loved every minute of it. The volunteer who took him said that he was well-behaved indoors, happy to jump into the car and ride quietly in the back seat, and very eager to meet new people and go new places. Wriggs would be a wonderful addition to any family! 

Yummy — Yummy is a young, border collie mix who was brought to the shelter with an injured leg. He is currently being treated for his injury, so he probably will not be ready for adoption for another week or so. Stay tuned for more information on Yummy as he recovers! 


A very scared, small black cat was picked up on Wednesday from Piedra Loop in White Rock.