Friends of the Shelter
Los Alamos, New Mexico

Our Pet List

Just the DOGS!

Just the CATS!

Last Update 5/09/2014

Pets with "in FC-" before their names are in foster care.

All of our pets may be adopted in and out of state. We welcome all interested people to contact us.

For long distance and out of state adoptions,
the adopter is required to make the necessary travel arrangements for their new pet.
For more information, email Friends of the Shelter.

For the latest on our adoptable pets, please tune in to KRSN 1490 AM

at 12:10 p.m. every Thursday,

sponsored by TJ Taub, a Realtor with ReMax Of Los Alamos, 662-6789 ext 22

Please watch this video to see how Friends of the Shelter helps the local unwanted pets here in Los Alamos

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Friends of the Shelter is now eligible to receive donations from the Goodsearch web search engine. If you designate Friends of The Shelter (Los Alamos, NM) as your recipient, we will receive cash for each web search that you complete via Goodsearch. If you would like to help us out, please bookmark Goodsearch ( and use it for your web searches.

Volunteering and Donations

For more information about volunteering or other ways you can help,
contact Sally at 505-412-3451.

Interested in working with our resident kitties? Check out our Cat Room Brochure.

Donations may be sent to FOS, P.O. Box 455, Los Alamos, NM, 87544.

If you would like to make a donation to Friends of the Shelter,
you can now do so with Pay Pal.


Visit the new FOS On-Line Store

Play the Spay Now Game!

Listed below is a link to a new, on-line, interactive game where people can try to

Spay or Neuter their pets. This is a great educational tool to help children

understand the need and purpose of spaying and neutering. Check it out at:

Spay Now!


Visit The Directory Of Dog Web Sites


Visit The Directory Of Cat Web Sites

Join NM Pet Rescue Online!

NM Pet Rescue Online is a wonderful resource of information and exchange regarding pets that need rescue in New Mexico and it's surrounding areas.

Check out their website at: and also subscribe to their newsgroup at:

This is a great and easy way to become more involved in bettering the welfare of our state's homeless pets.

Learn why senior dogs are awesome to adopt at The Senior Dogs Project website.

Who We Are

Friends of the Shelter is a non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of shelter animals in north central New Mexico.

Our activities include:
Promoting adoption of shelter animals
Mobile Adoption Clinics
Paying for medical care for shelter animals
Funding spay and neutering of shelter animals
Recruiting volunteers to work with shelter animals

Adopting a Friend

Our organization works closely with the Los Alamos Animal Shelter, and adopting a friend from the shelter is rewarding and easy!

The shelter charges a $35 adoption fee for pets that come into the shelter already neutered; otherwise the fee is $60 to assist in covering sterilization costs.

Come Visit Us!

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter is located at 246 East Road in Los Alamos, and the phone number is 505-662-8179. The Shelter hours are M-F 10-6 and Sat and Sun 10-1.

The Shelter provides care for animals for 10 days and vaccinations before making them available for adoption. Some pets are in foster homes, and information about these animals is available from the shelter.

All dogs are given a DHLPP shot when they come into the shelter and cats are checked for feline leukemia.

Any animal that appears to have a medical problem is taken to a local vet for evaluation.

Directions from Santa Fe (west 502):

  • Take the Los Alamos exit onto NM-502 W toward LOS ALAMOS. Travel 16.4 mi. Travel past the Airport on the right and just after the park on the right, turn right into the parking lot. The shelter is right next to the Los Alamos Dog Obedience building.
    Map to our shelter

    Friends of the Shelter
    PO Box 455
    Los Alamos NM 87544

    Click here for a list of pets at this shelter

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