Animal Shelter 07-06-14

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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 best 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 – 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 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.


Bindi — A 10-month-old, spayed, female, tabby with white. She came to Los Alamos from the Taos Animal Shelter, and it’s hard to believe she is still with us! This petite girl loves to play, but she also enjoys taking naps in the sun once she’s worn out from playing. She is a very small kitty and most likely will remain petite. Initially shy, she has now warmed up, thriving on making new kitty friends and greeting shelter visitors.

DQ — An 8-year-old, declawed, 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 now gaining confidence in the communal cat room. He is a bit shy at first, so it will take some time for him to adjust to a new home. He would love the comfort and security of a forever home and person! Having a retreat available will help him adjust. Because changes and loud noises startle DQ, we recommend a home without children.

Handly — An adult, gray, tabby, neutered male who is currently recovering from surgery. His leg was caught in a gopher trap and had to be amputated. Handly is in foster care while he heals. He will be available for adoption once he’s feeling better! 

Kittens — The shelter currently has a few kittens in foster care, and they will be ready for adoption in a few weeks, once they are old enough to be spayed or neutered and vaccinated. Check back in a few weeks if interested in adding a kitten to the family. 

Lady Buttercup — She came to the shelter from Felines and Friends in Santa Fe. Lady Buttercup is under 2 years old, the perfect age for a family looking for a young cat, but not a kitten (and all of the antics and destroyed curtains that go along with kitten ownership!). Lady Buttercup has a gorgeous, medium-length, mostly white coat with black and orange markings. She would love a forever home with another kitty, as she enjoys the company of other cats, and she lets out the cutest little trills when she introduces herself to new felines!

Snickety — A declawed, beautiful, long-haired, Himalayan, neutered male, 10 years old. He was surrendered due to territorial issues with the other cat in the house. Himalyans frequently prefer not to share their people. Perhaps a mellow female cat would be a tolerable companion. Snickety is soft and very loving. 

Smirky — A young, spayed, female, shy, black cat trapped in Pajarito Acres. She is free in the communal cat room, but the shelter doesn’t see much of her.

Stormy — A beautiful, neutered, male, 3-year-old, flame point Siamese. Since having his teeth cleaned and bladder stones removed, Stormy has warmed up to volunteers and now enjoys affection. Stormy eats Science Diet S/O, easily purchased for a low cost at the veterinarian’s office. Stormy is a bit sensitive and would prefer a home with older, quiet children who will respect his boundaries. He does seem to get along with some cats in the cat room, especially those who are older and mellow. 

Sweebo — A friendly, active orange tabby who needs to be kept indoors, perhaps with access to an outdoor cat enclosure. Check back during the coming week, after the shelter has his veterinary update.

Syd — A big, friendly orange neutered male cat, 15 years old and more than a little sad about ending up in the shelter. He came to the shelter with a veterinary need that has now been addressed. His health is already improving. Syd would love a quiet home with patches of sunshine and a lap where he can get the love and attention he deserves during his golden years. Syd now is on a special (low-cost) diet of K/D Science Diet, which is readily available locally.

Tibet — A very large (nearly 25 pounds), very friendly cat found roaming. He is smoky grey, creamy white, and has some tan patches. Check back during the coming week, as the shelter will then have his veterinary update. His terrible mats have been shaved and his respiratory infection has been treated.


Scarlet is still missing! Scarlet is a 8-year-old, female, black and white Husky. She recently escaped from the shelter and is missing, but volunteers and shelter staff hold out hope of finding her due to recent sightings. She was last seen near the shelter but is shy. If seen, do not approach but contact Sally at 412-3451 or the shelter at 662-8179.

Aubrey — An absolutely, adorable, 8-month-old, Lhaso Apso puppy, who is a little nervous in the shelter and hoping that a new family will come take her home soon! The older dog in the household was being mean to her, which she did not enjoy, but she would probably enjoy the company of a nicer doggy friend. Adoption pending — check during the coming week to see if she is still available.

Chaco — A 1 ½-year-old, Doberman-boxer mix who has the long, lean Doberman body shape but the honey brown color of a boxer. He can be a bit protective of his yard when left out alone all day, so he would like a home where he can be indoors. For a personal introduction to Chaco, call his sponsor at 501-0790.

Eskimo — A big husky mix that was found roaming near the back gate. His 10-day holding period is up, so we will be working to find him a home, but we would still love to get him reunited with his family. Check back during the coming week for the results of Eskimo’s veterinary update.

Honeyboo — A honey-colored Chihuahua who was found roaming a few weeks ago — she was found just in time, since she was getting ready to deliver four puppies! Three of the puppies are spoken for after spay, neuter and vetting. In the meantime, the shelter will be accepting applications from potential adopters for Honey Boo and the remaining puppy. 

Kona — A year old, spayed, female, German shepherd mix. She was surrendered along with her buddy Mobley due to not tolerating the excessive attention of the young child in the household. She would prefer a home with no kids, as she gets a little nervous in new situations and prefers gentle pets and attention on her own terms. 

Leela — A 5-month-old, spayed, female, heeler mix that is one cute puppy. She still needs her rabies shot, but then she will be available for adoption. Her previous owners worked with her on leash training and crate training, and she is mostly housebroken. As with all puppies, there will most likely still be some accidents (and maybe some destroyed pillows or shoes!), so Leela will need a patient new family to help show her the ropes and of course give her lots of exercise to work off that heeler energy!

Mobley — A 4-year-old, neutered, male, Weimeraner who was surrendered along with his buddy Kona. Mobley does not enjoy the company of small children, and he would be best in a home with older or no children. He loves belly rubs, long runs and crunching on vegetables, especially carrots and celery. 

Princess — A beautiful, friendly, energetic, female, brindle pitbull mix who came to the shelter for help after she had puppies. After her spay on July 7, she will be available for a new home.

Texas — A 3-year-old, neutered, male, cattle dog mix. He is very active, people friendly and probably friendly with female dogs. He has lots of energy and loves to go for walks and runs. Texas is very housebroken, and shelter volunteers try to make sure that he goes out as much as possible, to work off all of that energy and let him get lots of potty breaks. 

Thor — A very friendly, neutered, male, tricolor cattle dog mix who the shelter believes is about 3 years old. He loves to interact with people. The shelter just found out that Thor is heartworm positive and is treating him. He needs quiet during the treatment. Once recovered, he will be ready for lots of fun and exercise! He is eager to please and is learning appropriate indoor manners.

Zacchary — A 3-year-old, neutered, male, pit mix with a lovely chocolate brindle coat. As a little puppy, he came to a kind rescuer for help after being hit by a car. He has grown into a loving dog who is good with adults, gentle children, and dogs. Zacchary has not been around any cats.


As of July 1, there were no roaming animals at the shelter. However more pets run away July 4th than any other day. So check the shelter if fireworks scared your best friend away.