Animal Shelter 05-11-14

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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 lafos.org, to 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.


Stormy — A beautiful, 2 ½-year-old, flame point Siamese. After Friends of the Shelter arranged to have his teeth cleaned and his bladder stones removed, Stormy became very affectionate with adult volunteers. He does not care for children, and he prefers not to share the attention with other demanding cats.

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. 

Smirky — Smirky is an extremely shy all black cat who was trapped a few weeks ago in Pajarito Acres. She hasn’t quite figured out that the shelter isn’t such a scary place, and shelter volunteers are working hard to socialize this petite girl so that she is ready for a new home soon. Check back for more information about Smirky as shelter volunteers and staff work with her. 

• Kittens available after vetting:

A black and white, 9-month-old female at the shelter.

Checkmate — black and white male, 6 weeks old, in foster care until vetting

Pumphrey — black and white female, 6 weeks old, in foster care until vetting

Cashmere — tortie female, 6 weeks old, in foster care until vetting


Irwin — Irwin is a big, German Shepherd mix, 5 years old and very friendly. 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!

Yummy — Yummy is a young, border collie mix who was brought to the shelter with an injured leg. Yummy’s front leg had to be amputated, but he was already used to getting around without it, so he has quickly adjusted to life as a tripod! He is very goofy and playful, and he loves to bow in front of you to entice you to play with him. For more information about Yummy, call his sponsor at 501-0790.

Scarlet — Scarlet is an 8-year-old, female, black and white Husky. This “Special Needs’”girl has suffered from seizures her whole life, but they are fairly well controlled. Initially very timid, Scarlet has now realized that volunteers take her for fun walks. Scarlet’s new home will have to be patient as she adjusts and will also need to be willing to continue her medication in order to help control her seizures. Also, no cats for this girl. For more information, call Scarlet’s sponsor at 412-1060.

Fergie — Tan and white, female, German Shepherd mix with long hair. Learning to be less afraid as volunteers take her for walks. She would like a home without young children. For more information, call her sponsor at 412-1060.

Chrissie — Chrissie is a senior boxer mix who still has lots of love to give! She is full of energy and very playful. She enjoys the company of people and other dogs. On a recent visit to the cat room, Chrissie was more interested in their food than the cats, so she probably would be fine in a home with cats as well! For more information about Chrissie, call her sponsor at 501-0790. 


• A beautiful, well-loved, grey, female Staffordshire terrier picked up on Tewa May 7.

• Information on roaming animals is limited, if you are missing your animal, stop in or call the shelter.