Animal Shelter 07-14-13

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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!
Be sure to check out the new website at lafos.org, for information about volunteering, adopting and donating, as well as read up on some of the animals and learn more about special needs animals, or cats and dogs that are currently in foster care. Also check out the Petfinder page for pictures and to learn more about all of the adoptable pets.
All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed, or neutered and up-to-date on vaccinations.
Bee — A young spayed, female, German shepherd cross. She is pretty and energetic. She loves to play and run. Bee is housebroken, leash trained, knows some obedience commands and would love to learn more, but may need a good fence. She enjoys the company of cats, dogs and gentle children. Bee is more comfortable with women than with men.
ChuChu — A beautiful neutered male ridgeback cross, about 2 years old. This poor big guy is sensitive and shy with strangers, but is very loyal to those he learns to trust. Not recommended for a home with children. He has had unpleasant experiences that have made him fear men.
Cessna — A German shepherd/lab mix that was found near the Los Alamos airport last summer. He will give you lots of licks and tail wags! Cessna behaves very nicely on a leash and loves the dog park. Cessna might do OK with the company of some male dogs, but might prefer the company of a “girlfriend” instead. Call Cessna’s sponsor at 231-3624 for more information.
Clyde — A young neutered male, small, black and white dog, friendly. He is currently in foster care to recover from an accident and surgery. Call 412-3451 to meet Clyde in his foster home.
Gimley — A senior lab-cross gentleman dog who still has a lot of love to give. He is housebroken, loves gentle attention and enjoys walks.
Marmaduke — A brindle pit mix with loads of energy! Shelter volunteers have been working on helping Marmaduke learn how to walk on a leash — he just wants to go, go, go! He seems to get along better with female dogs, particularly submissive female dogs. Marmaduke just shines when he’s away from the shelter, so it would be nice if he was in a home of his own.
Penny — This 2-year-old, pit bull has weaned her large litter of puppies and can’t wait to find a new home of her own. She walks nicely on leash and stays close on off-leash hikes Penny comes when called and is crate trained. She great mid-level energy, adores kids, ok with cats and other dogs. She comes with a free training consultation with Proton Pawsitive Dog Training to help her settle in. Call Jacinta at 433-8617 to meet her.
Puppies — There are several in foster care. For more information call 412-3451.
Reggie — A neutered, male, border collie cross, about a year old. He would do best in a quiet, patient home. Reggie has made wonderful progress as shelter volunteers have worked with him, taking him for walks and home visits. He has very nice leash manners. For a personalized introduction by someone who knows Reggie best, call 412-2074.
Romper — A 12-month-old, Border Collie mix who prefers the company of another dog to build confidence and help him into a new home. Shy, but will bond with his person, given enough time and consistency. To meet Romper in his foster home, call 412-3451.
Sheila — A friendly, 2-year-old, tan, female who is housebroken, crate trained, has some obedience training. She just loves to play and go for hikes. She behaves very nicely on a leash and in a car. Sheila wants adult companionship, because children frighten her. She also needs a good fence for those times alone, so she doesn’t exercise her climbing, excavation, or agility jumping skills. For a personalized introduction to this sweet dog, call her sponsor at 231-1744.
Buttons — Buttons is only a few years old and is still adjusting to her former owner passing away.  She loves to be petted by people and enjoys having a good cat friend for company. The larger free-roam cat room makes Buttons nervous so we suspect she may prefer a generally quiet household.
Darcie — A long-haired, tortoiseshell that is still a bit nervous about coming out for attention. She was surrendered with Wickham and Bingley when their person went to assisted living.
Diamond — A new arrival! He was with the shelter five years ago, and just came back because another household cat was mean to him. Diamond is a very lovely, large, white cat, with a grey-striped tail and black diamond on his nose. He is a very mellow guy, friendly and sensitive, who likes to play. He likes adults and older, gentle children.
Kittens — Several kittens have returned from foster care and are now at the shelter for adoption. They have had first kitten shots and been spayed or neutered. They will need rabies shots and boosters, so check with your vet after a new kitten settles in. Kitten play can be hard on draperies, furniture and toddlers, so a home must be ready for the kitten experience.
Mango — A big and friendly, this long-haired, orange and white, about three years old, kitty was found roaming on 46th street. Just like mangoes are a great addition to any smoothie, Mango will be a great addition to any household. When anybody approaches him to pet him, he will lean into their hand to get his neck scratched all around. 
Mamacita — Mamacita’s is a petite, mackerel tabby has beautiful markings and a soft coat. She lets out a cute little chirp when she’s happy.
Ripples — A large, neutered, male with a cat-itude! Give him an all-adult household and he will rumble and purr and follow his owner to the ends of the earth. He loves to give headbutts and receive petting in return. He has let the shelter staff know in no uncertain terms that he has no interest in interacting with kids, dogs, or other cats. Call the shelter at 662-8179 to schedule a meeting with him in his foster home.
Roo — Roo is declawed and an indoor cat only! He is a 12-year-old, neutered, male, red Siamese. He really stands out in a crowd with his beautiful cream coloring. He likes to have plenty of places to hide, and once he no longer feels frightened, he is a constant companion. Roo seems to enjoy the company of other cats. Because he has no front claws, he feels threatened by dogs.
Shyanne — This very pretty, 4-year-old, spayed, female, Siamese mix is looking for a quiet home where she can be the only pet. Shyanne’s veterinary care is up to date and she needs insulin twice a day. A less active home will probably make her diabetes easier to manage. To visit Shyanne in foster care call 412-0700.
Tabby — Big and friendly! A 17-pound, lovely, orange and white, Maine coon cross, neutered male. He especially likes his head stroked and does not mind belly rubs. His confidence makes him well suited for homes with cat-savvy dogs. Because he communicates frustration more subtly than other cats, Tabby may not be the best choice for a home with small children.
Tiger — A new arrival who won’t be with us long! He is a 5-year-old, neutered, male, orange-upon-more-orange tabby, with golden-green eyes. Tiger answers to his name. Tiger is gentle older kids OK, but not so sure about little kids.
Wickham — A pretty, tortie/calico with short hair and a short tail was surrendered when her person went into assisted living. She is friendly in the cat room, but will take at least a couple of weeks to adjust to a gentle, quiet home.
• Petite gray and white cat, less than a year old, found at 975 San Ildefonso July 6.
• Tan female puppy, possibly Belgian sheepdog, or Malinois, found near the airport July 9.
• Dilute, tortie/calico cat, very pretty and friendly. Found at 217 Rover on July 10.
• Black lab cross male dog with some white on front found at 3406 Ridgeway on July 10.