Animal Shelter report 05-05-13

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The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, (505) 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home! Others are currently off-campus in loving foster homes.

Be sure to visit the Friends of the Shelter website: www.lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting, and donating.  Also check out our Petfinder page for pictures and to learn more about all of our adoptable pets.


All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and come microchipped!

Pet of the Week:  Ruby is a 2 year old female golden brindle pit bull.  She is energetic but gentle.  She loves food but does not guard it.  She enjoys training and is good with adults, gentle children, and most other dogs.  Roby loves visiting the dog park.  She loved the DogJog!


In an effort to help out the Santa Fe Animal Shelter with their intake of 48 animals from a hoarding case in Albuquerque, the Los Alamos Animal Shelter has taken in four dogs from the Santa Fe Shelter.  Three have already gone on a trial adoption.  Ruby, the featured pet, is our last dog.

And here are our regulars:

Maxwell–  year old, Neutered male heeler/lab.  Looking for a family that will exercise him and continue basic training.  Young and energetic.  Housebroken and leash trained.  Confident, social, active, no guarding.  Overall, good family dog, likes walks.  Does enjoys digging so needs to have lots of exercise and other diversions!

Calypso – gentle black lab mix found roaming near Pueblo Complex. He loves to go for walks and loves to roll in the grass. He seems to bounce rather than walk, so you know he’s having fun! He prefers a home with a person that is home more often than not (after being forgotten and left at the shelter, who would blame him??), and he doesn’t enjoy sharing his home with cats.   When left home alone, Calypso might do best in a crate.

Chaparral– 1 year old large all-white female. We think she is some type of Lab/Retriever/Great Pyrenees mix. Whatever mix she is, she’s beautiful, bouncy, and playful! She is enjoying meeting other shelter dogs.  She was very skinny when she was found roaming near Royal Crest, so she really enjoys her food!

Cessna– German Shepherd/Lab mix that was found near the Los Alamos airport last summer. He has spent the past few months as a mostly-outdoor dog, and would love to find a new family that will take him out for long walks so that he can regain the svelte figure that he once had. He will give you lots of licks and tail wags in return!  Cessna prefers not to share his humans with other male dogs.

Reggie– Year old Border Collie mix who would love a dog friend to play with! With patience and consistency, Reggie has really blossomed at the shelter, and his 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, and has his paws crossed that someone falls in love with him soon!

Marmadukeis a large brindle pit mix.  He is a nice boy that was found roaming with his friend Memphis.  He is a nice boy, but engages in a lot of loud talking at the fence so we have not yet tried him with dogs other than Memphis.

Memphis– medium size female blond lab mix that was roaming with Marmaduke, her buddy.  She is very energetic and we are just getting to know her.

Fly– 11 month old Border Collie mix who is still very shy and prefers the company of her sibling Romper. She is living in a foster home where she is gaining confidence.  To meet Fly in her foster home, please call 505-412-3451.

Romper– 11 month old Border Collie mix who prefers the company of another dog to build confidence and help him settle into a new home. He is very shy, but will bond with his person, given enough time and consistency. To meet Romper in his foster home, please call 505-412-3451.

Penny- This 2 year old pit bull has weaned her large litter of puppies and can't wait to find a new home.  She walks nicely on leash and stays close on off-leash hikes.  Comes when called.  Great mid-level energy and 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.

1 female, 5 male puppies- 16 weeks old, pit bull x rottweilers who should mature to 60 – 80 lbs.  Extremely well socialized and suitable for homes with kids, dogs, cats.  They come with a free training consultation with Proton Pawsitive Dog Training to help them settle in.  Call Jacinta at 433-8617 to meet them.


Benji– orange tabby, just a year old, shy but not feral.  Reported to do well with older cats, small dogs, cat toys, treats, and quiet attention.  Look up to find Benji on top of kennels.

Billy– beautiful flame-point Siamese cross, just a year old, who came in with Benji.  Shy but not feral.  Reported to enjoy older cats, small dogs, cat toys, treats, and quiet attention.

Darcie– Female tortie who loves to rub up against your legs for attention. She will roll over and show you the little white spots on her belly if you brush her for a while.  If Darcie is hiding, just try giving attention to another cat.  Darcie will come out for pets.

Crackers - Crackers is a gentle young guy found roaming.  His family never came to get him, so he is ready for a new home.  He can be a bit shy, and then he warms up for gentle pets.  Good with adults, gentle, quiet children, and gentle cats.

Archangel– big Russian Blue left at the front door of the shelter.  He is really not very certain about being at the shelter.  He has been vetted, and enjoys some ear scratching.

Bingleyand Wickham were surrendered with Bennet and Darcie. Both are now healthy and ready for adoption.  Wickham is a beautiful DMH Tortie that is super friendly.  Bingley is still shy.


Small young male miniature pinscher with a big leather collar.  Found at East Gate.