Animal Shelter 10-07-12

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The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on site adoptable pets waiting for their forever home.
Come find a companion that will give you unconditional love. Be sure to visit lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating.
All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro chipped. Visitor guides: Between 4-6 p.m. Friday, volunteers will be at the shelter to give potential adopters personal introductions to the adoptable animals.
Axle — Don’t let those sad-looking eyes fool you. Axle is a playful and affectionate neutered male. The shelter temperament testers describe this Pit-mix as a total sweetheart. He would love a family that appreciates big, sloppy dog kisses.
Ciera — Spayed female Shepherd-cross who likes to get to know her human associates before she shares her story with them.
Coqueta — Six-year-old spayed female Retriever/Chow-mix surrendered. Good with adults and gentle children. Has been an outdoor dog.
Four Border Collie puppies (Desmond, Bones, Reggie and Romper) — Four-months-old, all males. They are pretty shy and the volunteers are working on socialization. Keep watching as they develop into fun, approachable pups.
Houdini — Not a magician, but rather an adorable black-and-white Spaniel/Border Collie-mix. He recently got a bath and is ready to show off his lovely, clean coat. He is affectionate and sweet with both dogs and people and would love to accompany his new person everywhere.
Minestrone — Currently in foster care, getting ready for a new family.
Remy — Spayed female Shepherd-mix now adapting to her new circumstances.
Rosie — This spayed female is a Lab/Greyhound-mix. She enjoys toys and obedience training.
Scooby — One-year-old spayed female Australian stumpy tail cattle dog. This little girl just wants to run. She has a blast on walks and she is very good at herding if you are not moving fast enough for her.
Winona — Sweet, chestnut-colored female. Very calm, loves walks. Older, potentially partially blind and/or deaf. Looking for a forever home.
All cats are still two-for-one, so if you can’t make up your mind, take them both home. Most cats love having a playmate.
Cassie — Another plus-sized declawed orange Tabby that loves pets, but only on her terms, might do best in a home with no young children. She is very good about using the scratching post. She was recently  surrendered and is learning to adjust to the company of other cats in the cat room.
Emma — Senior female short-hair, mostly white. Recently surrendered after 12 years in the same home. Now looking for an easy, quiet household that loves to give pets.
Gracie — A petite, long-haired female Tortie. Small children are a little too overwhelming for her quiet nature. She loves catnip toys and will roll over for belly rubs any time of day, once  you gain her trust. She has become quite friendly, looking forward to new visitors in the cat room. For a personal introduction, call 505-377-5389.
Kittens — We have kittens in foster care until they can be spayed, neutered and immunized.
Sherbet — Is as friendly as he is big and handsome. Gorgeous dark orange and white. His former family never came to get him, so he is now ready for a new family. He likes pets from adults and gentle children. He does well with other cats at the shelter.
Wussy Pillows— This spayed female came to the shelter when her people lost their home. She is still a bit shy, but is slowly learning to enjoy attention from shelter volunteers.

County ordinance requires that a roaming animal be kept for 10 days waiting for owners to claim it. Keep those tags on your pets so they can come home to you quickly.