Pet of the Week: Vela the Dog

Vela the dog. Courtesy/FOS


Vela the dog is as close to perfect as it gets, and we can’t say enough good things about her. She is about 18 months old. She is a spayed female Dutch shepherd cross.

Vela is energetic, but polite, gets along well with adults, gentle children, and most other dogs. She enjoys the dog park and is good on leash walks. She has a lovely multi-colored short coat. For a personal introduction to Vela, call her sponsor at 505.660.1648.

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 505.662.8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets; see the Petfinder website for photos here. For information about volunteering, adopting and donating and learning more about special needs animals and cats and dogs in foster care, visit

All adoptable pets are micro-chipped, spayed or neutered, and have up-to-date on vaccinations. Shelter Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., weekends.

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