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Shelter Report 5-7-17

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The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, (505) 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home, so come adopt your new best friend today! All adoptable pets are micro-chipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations. Shelter hours are 12–6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, and 12–3 p.m. Sunday.
Be sure to check out our website at lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting, and donating.
CATS
Mr. Whiskers—A big tabby cat that is about 4 years old. Changes are a bit stressful for him, so he will likely need a little bit of time to adjust to his new home. He can be independent, but he’s also very sweet and likes to snuggle when he’s in the mood! He is OK with mellow cats, but other dominant males sometimes bother him.
Wally—A handsome and regal 3-year-old tabby. He has beautiful, inquisitive eyes that draw in volunteers and shelter visitors. Wally came to the shelter as a stray, so we don’t know much about his history, but he’s excited about finding a home that will keep him inside and make him part of the family. Wally is FIV positive (common for cats that have been roaming for a while); FIV+ can live with non-positive cats without spreading the disease, as long as the cats are not fighting or mating. Otherwise, he will need to be in a home with no other cats (or cats that are also FIV+).
Bailey—A 10-year-old black-and-white tuxedo who wants to be your best friend! He loves sitting on laps and lounging in the sunshine, even when his black fur gets really hot and makes him drowsy. He’s very curious and loves exploring new places, so care will have to be taken to make sure he doesn’t try to get outside to explore! Bailey does well with older, friendly cats, but kittens might be a bit too rambunctious for him.
Sam—An 8-year-old all-black male kitty who would make the perfect gentle buddy. This sweetheart loves to hang out in his little kitty hammock, but as soon as visitors step into his kennel, he’s all about giving and receiving love!
Pandora—A young orange and white cat who is calm and confident. She enjoys the company of other cats, particularly friendly and mellow cats. She enjoys hanging out on high perches and looking out windows, particularly if there are birds nearby that she can keep her eye on!
Daisy—A young and vocal dilute tortie who loves attention! She’s inquisitive and rambunctious, and she will bring a lot of laughs into her new home. She does have lots of kitten energy though - she might be a little overwhelming for older cats.
The shelter also trapped a number of cats that were abandoned near Sombrillo Nursing Home.
Nora—A 5-year-old calico who loves being petted. Charcoal is a fluffy longhaired black kitty with a gorgeous red undertone to his fur; he doesn’t believe it’s possible to get enough snuggles! Sandy—A short-haired tabby who is calm and loving; she drools when she gets excited! Pico—A 4-year-old orange kitty with a cute striped tail. Roller—Gained his name because of a penchant for rolling over to show you his belly! He is a mellow 5-year-old with light orange fur, and he can’t wait to meet you.
DOGS
Gill—A 2-year-old Terrier who looks just like Benji, which means he’s definitely got some star quality! He is quiet and sweet, and when visitors come to his kennel, he bows down to wait for the leash to come out. Gill can be aggressive towards cats, so he would do best in a home without any feline friends.
Natasha—A Doberman/shepherd-mix with the perfect mix of both breeds. She is about three years old, and she cannot wait to find a family that will consider her a valued member of the family and allow her to enjoy their outdoor activities and indoor comforts.
Marida—A petite, 3-year-old cattle dog mix. She can be a bit picky about her friends – she prefers the company of dogs and humans, but she definitely does not enjoy having to share her space with cats or poultry!
Gracie—A young hound mix who will need to be an indoor family member, since she is a bit of an escape artist – or maybe she just wants everyone to give her a reason to like staying at home! She is very sweet and people oriented.
Johnny—A 3-year-old purebrad Akita. He’s big and friendly! He enjoys the company of most other dogs as well as humans. This beautiful boy loves walking on leash and has already learned many good manners around both dogs and humans. As is typical with Akitas, Johnny gets bored easily and will try to escape – he will need to be an indoor member of the family to make sure he doesn’t try to run away.
The shelter also recently received a transfer of lots of little dogs! Stop in to meet them and enjoy some tiny dog cuteness.
DaVinci (9-year-old Chihuahua), Picasso (7-year-old Chihuahua), Gerbil (4-year-old Shih Tzu), Gaston (2-year-old Shih Tzu), Fabian and Jerome (young pointer puppies) are just some of the dogs that will be available for adoption after their vet check ups.