Animal Shelter 5-12-13

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The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home! 

Be sure to visit the Friends of the Shelter website: lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting, and donating. 

All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations. Dogs are checked for heartworm!

Calypso — A gentle brindle-point black lab mix found roaming near Pueblo Complex. He loves to go for walks, especially if there is a large patch of grass where he can take a break and roll around. He doesn’t enjoy sharing his home with cats. When left home alone, Calypso might do best in a crate.

Cessna — German shepherd/lab mix that was found near the Los Alamos airport last summer. He has spent the past few months as mostly an outdoor dog. He will give you lots of licks and tail wags in return! Cessna prefers not to share his humans with other male dogs.

Chaparral — One-year-old, all-white female. The shelter staff thinks she is some type of lab/retriever/great Pyrenees mix. An Easy Walk Harness makes walking this big girl a breeze.

Marmaduke — A large brindle pit mix with loads of energy! Shelter volunteers have been working on helping Marmaduke learn how to walk on a leash, so he would probably be a good hiking dog. He seems to get along better with female dogs.

Memphis — A medium size female blond lab mix that was roaming.  She is one happy dog — her tail never stops wagging!  

Maxwell —  A one-year old, neutered male heeler/lab. He likes to dig, long hikes and runs to burn off the energy. He is confident and social, and he really enjoys other dogs that he can chase and herd!

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. She commes when called and has great mid-level energy. Penny adores kids, cats and other dogs. She is pet trained and comes with a free training consultation with Proton Pawsitive Dog Training to help her settle in. Call Jacinta at 433-8617 to meet her.

Reggie — An 11-month-old border collie mix who would love a dog friend to play with! With patience and consistency, Reggie’s goofy, gangly legs make the volunteers laugh. A dog friend would really help him settle in to his new home. Reggie has been patiently waiting many months for his new home.

Romper — A shy 11-month old Border Collie mix who prefers the company of another dog to build confidence and help him settle into a new home. To meet Romper in his foster home, call 412-3451. 


Archangel — A big Russian blue left at the front door of the shelter.  Archangel would like a home where he gets lots of love and attention.

Benji — An orange tabby, just a year old. His favorite spot is on top of the kennels, where he can keep an eye on what the other cats are up to.

Bindi – A long-haired female Maine Coon. She is very people-oriented and will probably warm up to a new home quickly, especially if she has the company of her brother. Bindi is declawed, so she must be an indoor kitty.

Bingley — This beautiful gray and tan long-haired female. This sweet girl would make a great companion for someone looking for a lap cat. 

Billy — A beautiful flame-point siamese cross, just a year old. He is a bit friendlier than Benji and is reported to get along well with older cats and small dogs.

Crackers — A gentle young guy found roaming. He can be a bit shy and good with adults, gentle, quiet children and gentle cats.

Darcie – A medium-haired tortoiseshell that is still a bit nervous about coming out for attention, but will come out for pets.

JoJo – A long-haired male Maine Coon. Health issues forced his owner to give him up.  JoJo is declawed, so he must be an indoor kitty.

Mamacita – This gray, long-haired female was found with her three kittens. The kittens have been weaned, and Mamacita will be spayed and ready for a new home. This momma would love a home for Mother’s Day!