Meet Our Cats

Socrates-24403605-a1

Kitty Socrates philosophy of life is 'play now, work never'. This fuzz ball of cuteness is happy to entertain…

Chester-24187552-a1

With an athletic frame and gorgeous grey & white markings, this 3 year DSH couldn’t have more panache if he was…

Raphael-A24211137-a1

Raphael's bio coming soon. He's already neutered.

Georgia-24128470-a1

Volunteer Photographer's Favorite! Looking for a lap cat? Georgia will be that lap warmer to cuddle with you. Just…

Zelma-20736387-a1

Zelma adores her kitty buddy Lina. Zelma is shy with strangers, but once she gets to know you she will softly meow…

Rhianna-23960623-a1

About 2.5 months old, Rhianna is full of energy & curiosity. She gets along great with her littermates, such as…

Rafiki-23960612-a1

This bundle of cuteness is about 2.5 months old & she's having a blast with her littermates, such as Rhianna. Rafiki…

Meg-A23556517-a1

Stunning, sleek and classy! Meg has a soft touch with a loud purr! The lady rakin’ in the love should be Meg!…

Bronco-A24403746-a1

Ride into the sunset with Bronco, your new steadfast companion. Giddy-up for some horseplay & love and snag this…

Jeannie-24411756-a1

This female Domestic Longhair blend is one furry masterpiece. She has a luxuriously soft thick coat and stunning…

Alan-Thicke-24128853-a1

Genuine tiger with savvy stripes for all occasions! Alan is full of zing, zang zoom with plenty of purr-power! A…

Kanga-224076961-a1

Kanga is ready to put the bounce back into your life. Kanga is happy to get petting & chin scratching, and will…

Francine-24411764-d1

Francine's a cat with a kitten’s curiosity about the world. Her bright, inquisitive eyes find fun around every…

Audrey Tautou-24128792-a1

Biography coming soon. Audrey is about 3 months old and her ID# is 24128792.

Brandon-A23955763-b1

Brandon is Igor's littermate, and both these cuties keep each other busy with playtime. Brandon is loving, outgoing…

Igor A23956364-a1

Omg, cuteness abounds! Igor & his brother Brandon are quite the duo. Super affectionate, playful, and easy-going,…

Willy Wonka-A24404003-a1

Willy Wonka is a sweet, affectionate kitty. He's mellow & easy-going. His ID# is 24404003.

Chrissy-A24076986-a1

Chrissy is a playful, affectionate young tortoiseshell kitten. She's a littermate to Winnie, so they'd do great being…

Anastasia-21860565-a1

Biography coming soon. Anastasia is 1.9 years old as of Dec. 2014 & her ID# is 21860565.

Artemis-21942826-a1

Biography coming soon. Artemis is currently in foster care. She is 2.3 years old as of Dec. 2014 & her ID# is…

Louella-A20527289-a1

Biography coming soon. A dilute tortoiseshell, Louella is 1.5 years old as of Dec. 2014. Her ID# is 20527289.

Tamie-21730884-redo-a1

Biography coming soon. Tamie is 2 years old as of Dec. 2014 and her ID# is 21730884.

Lina-20034609-a1

Lina and Zelma love the companionship of each other but that doesn't mean they don't enjoy petting. They are pretty…

Tessie-9167507-a1

Luxury Purr-ferred! Your Certifiable Best Friend is Tessie-- as electrifying as a Tesla. Low mileage! Peppy and…

Melby-21304038-redo-a1

Biography coming soon. Melby is a neutered male cat who is 1.6 years as of Dec. 2014. His ID# 21304038.

Alberta-A22982076-a

Biography coming soon. Alberta is a spayed female kitty who is 7 months old as of Dec. 2014. Alberta's ID# is…

Teresina-21385116-redo-a1

Biography coming soon. Teresina is a spayed, medium-haired, dilute calico. Her age is 1.6 years as of Dec. 2014…

Isabella-A22101128-a1

Biography coming soon. Isabella is 3.75 years as of Dec. 2014 & her ID# is 22101128.

Nora-20495944-a1

No longer content with being a wallflower, this sweet blossom is truly one of a kind and undeniably enchanting with…

Franklin-24214321-redo-a1

Franklin is a handsome devil; he is a buff Siamese cat. He gets along with other cats, and he fancies the company…

Alfonso-A22982121-a1

Biography coming soon. Alfonso is 7 months old as of Dec. 2014, and his ID# is 22982121.

Daphne-A23425892-a1

Biography coming soon. Daphne is 2.3 months old as of Dec. 2014, and her ID# is 23425892.

Calliope-A23072473-a1

Calliope is a lap cat through and through. A longhaired tortoiseshell, she loves to be fawned over & adored as only…
Clinton-A20544910-a1

Clinton came to Stray Hearts completely feral. While being ill equipped to really work with wild cats, Clinton began…

Petra-22731625-a1

Petra could be mistaken for a pillow, a very longhaired, fuzzy grey pillow. She is a more solitary cat, spending…

Winnie-A24076923-a1

Winnie is a playful, sweet 3 month old kitten. Winnie has lot of kitten playmates, so she could easily be adopted…

Meet Our Dogs

sachi 9961

Sachi's distinctive markings will bring a smile to your face every time you look at her! This spayed 1 yr old (12.14)…

rudi 9811

Look at the readiness for what awaits in Rudi's ever attentive face. Give this 4 1/2 yr old (12.2014) male Pit mix…

romy 9594

How can you not want to caress those ears and satisfy the longing in those eyes?

pitch 9725

Throw this Lab mix boy your attention and you'll feel the meaning of unconditional love! Dec. 2014 marks his 1 1/2…

pebbles 9915

Bring this tri-colored Pit mix home with you and realize a dream! Pebbles is 3 in Dec. 2014 and wants to give you…

joshuaw 9953

Bio coming soon.

jonesie 9631

Jonesie is a male Pit mix waiting for you! As of Dec. 2014, he is almost two and his ID is 24291625.

itchie 9853

My ears are waiting for your footsteps!

harriet 9809

Bio coming soon.

bella 9694

Spayed Pit mix almost 2 years old. She says "Come see me, please!" ID 24201290.

sh patch 8328

Patch is a lovely Terrier mix with one striking blue eye. She's about two yr. old as of Dec. 2014 and her ID is…

sh otis 8339

Otis is a Valentine's day arrival, neutered lab mix. He is 1.8 years old as of Dec. 2014. His ID # is 22056012.

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Evan-23969737-a1

Evan is a friendly, outgoing Labrador mix. He is 4.2 years as of Dec. 2014, and his ID# is 23969737.

Licorice-23702207-a1

Licorice is high energy and eager to please. He is playful & happy to be with people. He has some doggie friends that…

sh bibi 94231

Bibi is a female pit bull terrier mix who is great with other dogs. She is easy-going, friendly, likes toy & lots of…

tinytim

This little sweetheart is a special needs dog. He came in with an old injury to his front legs that makes him walk with…

Tersia-2

Teresia is an affectionate and loving female Retriever, Labrador/Terrier, Staffordshire Bull mix. She…

Piper-2

Pretty Piper has a sad story. She came in as a stray in 2008, was adopted in 2009, and returned in 2013 where she's…

mitch1

Mitch has been at the shelter too long. He should go to a home without other dogs. He has a lot of love to give. Please…

agnita1

Not too old and not too young. This sweet girl has been at the shelter way too long. Please come down and meet her,…

ambrosia3

This sweet girl has been tested in foster homes and while she’s very affectionate with people she can be selective with…

buddy-jo1

Meet Buddy Jo. This energetic boy has been at the shelter for a very long time. He would be best as an only dog and…

charlie

Looking for a great family dog? Look no more. Charlie has been in a loving foster home for over a year. He is around…

sh draco 9555

Keep warm this winter with this big snuggle bug. He may be selective with other dogs but is a love with people.…

sh freddy 0066

Freddy is a very calm easy going guy when he’s away from the shelter. He has developed a guarding mentality while he…

marshall1

Come down and meet this sweet boy. He should go to someone who is going to give him all the love and attention he…

Success Stories

Heart 24030281-a1

Heart was adopted!

Pooh-A24076942-a1

Pooh was adopted, but the kitten Winnie is still looking for a good home.

sweetpea

This girl is a volunteer favorite. She is friendly with most other dogs and all people. She is good on a leash and…

Sir Lance-A24187460-a1

Sir Lance was adopted!

truman01

Truman needs to get out of the shelter ASAP. He’s excited to meet new people and is playful with most dogs.

princeharry

Prince Harry has lived at the shelter the longest. Orange and white, while Harry might not act quite like his British…

bruno

There had been a medium sized brindle colored dog at Stray Hearts for close to 2 years. He was the most emotionally…

Cheryl

Cheryl joined out family as a 7-month-old kitten. We toured the Stray Hearts Animal Shelter during Volunteer…

Cumin-A23424296-a1

Cumin was adopted!

Digger

Digger came to Stray Hearts in a carrier. He was angry and wouldn’t allow anyone to touch him. He and his carrier were…

speckles

This young male came in with his 3 brothers. Two have been adopted and he has bonded with the one brother he has left,…

Jinx-c1

Jinx was adopted!

Darla-A23306752-a1

Darla is the darling of the ball, and this beautiful kitty found her forever home.

Midnight-A23695272-a1

Midnight is outgoing and curious, always more interested in exploring the cattery any chance he may get. He welcomes…

Jennie-d1

Jennie was adopted!

Jake

Jake came to the shelter and was always barked at by the other dogs. They tend to be threatened by big dogs and Jake…

Isaac-A23890255-e1

Isaac was adopted :)

blanch

This dog is a shelter staff favorite. We can not understand how such an amazing girl has been with us for so long. She…

Marley

Sleek, slinky Marley has been with our family since November, 2012. A short backup, I rescued a burned over kitten…

Rose-A23890405-a1

A fashionable black and white, this slim, young female is playful, energetic and loving. Rose came in as an “owner…

Pancho

Pancho has been with us since late June, 2014, and is a failed foster. My husband became so attached to him in the…

moses

Don’t over look this awesome dog. He is sweet and calm and full of love. He would be a great family dog. Come down and…

Coriander-A23424331-a1

Coriander is a spayed female Domestic Shorthair/Mix. She is 8 months old as of Dec. 2014 and her ID# is 23424331.

Smooch

Smooch came in to our lives and family in October, 2012. She was 2 years old, had been at the shelter 6 months, one of…

jeckles

This young male came in with his 3 brothers. Two have been adopted and he has bonded with the one brother he has left,…

angel

This is one of our most heartbreaking stories that has ever come through the shelter. Poor Angel came to us after being…

Nala-22263537

Nala came to the shelter very near death. Eventually she could only be fed via feeding tube, but amazingly she fully…

Ashton

Animal ID 13113891 Species Dog Breed Terrier, Pit Bull/Mix Age 5 years 4 months 10 days Sex Male Size Medium Color…
Delilah-A23458607-a1

Delilah came into the shelter ready to pop. She gave birth to four kittens a few days after she arrived. Now, all…

betty

Animal ID 21374958 Species Dog Breed Retriever, Labrador/Mix Age 9 years 4 months 24 days Sex Female Size Medium Color…
bigjon

Animal ID 22307538 Species Dog Breed Terrier, Pit Bull/Bulldog Age 1 year 1 day Sex Male Size Large Color…
Gizzy-A24111617-a1b

Gizzy is a beautiful looking cat. A dilute tortoiseshell, she has fairly short, fine hair on her head and body,…

blackpearl

Animal ID 20444365 Species Dog Breed Terrier, Pit Bull/Boxer Age 4 years 8 months 13 days Sex Female Size Medium Color…
bonnie4

Bonnie would be a great family dog for someone without other pets. She lived in a home with a young boy and was very…

clarabelle1

This little lady has been at the shelter for months. She’s calm and sensitive. She will make an excellent companion.

dozer01

This big love would make a fantastic family pet. He’s great with kids and most other dogs. Come by and meet him and you…

jacks

Come meet this a lively senior boy. We had a hard time getting him to settle down! He is curious and full of life, not…

mercy01

Mercy is a staff favorite. This girl has been waiting for a home for months. She watches sadly as everyone around her…

Stray Hearts Blog

  • Balloon Rally
  • Touch-A-Truck
  • Farmers Market
  • Garden Expo

balloon


Every year on the last full weekend in October, as the trees in the high country surrounding this historic village erupt into a painter's canvas of oranges, reds, ambers and yellows, even more color is added to the vista as the Taos skies are filled with dozens of brightly colored hot air balloons lifting into the clear, cold dawn of a Taos Mountain sunrise.

The Taos Mountain Balloon Rally Association, the non-profit group that organizes and puts on the event each year, is a small, dedicated group of volunteers who work nearly year-round to make sure the rally is safe, filled with events and experiences and visiting pilots, crews and families are given the best in Taos hospitality. Local businesses donate thousands of dollars in sponsorship and lodging for the pilots and crews. Other businesses, artists and crafts people donate prizes, auction items and more. The Taos Mountain Balloon Rally is truly a Taos community event! This year, 2014 marks the 32nd Annual Taos Mountain Balloon Rally. Smaller than many such events, the Taos Mountain Balloon Rally typically hosts 35-50 balloons and crew each year. The rally, primarily because it

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touchtruck


The Taos Youth & Family Center and Taos Public Library want you to join us in celebrating the 15th Annual Town of Taos Touch-A-Truck. This event will be held at the Taos Youth & Family Center located at 407 Paseo del Canon East on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. This is a drug free event for the whole family. Come climb into your favorite big rig, police car, fire truck or construction truck and explore free of charge. These vehicles, as well as others, will be available for hands-on inspection. The first 350 children will receive a free bag with goodies.

A free barbeque with refreshments will be provided for the public. There will be music and for this day only FREE billiards. The Taos County DWI Program will be providing a DWI Simulator Course using simulator glasses. When the glasses are worn the participants get a perception of an individual that has been drinking. Trist ate Care Flight will have their helicopter provided there are no emergencies. Moby Dickens will do story book readings. Additional booths will include: Los Rios River Runners, Taos Hockey Association,

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farmers


Each Saturday morning from 9:00 am to 11:00 am a dedicated group of volunteers go to the shelter, choose a dog, and make their way down to the Plaza to the Farmers Market. They parade their shelter dogs among the crowd proudly in the hopes of finding them a home.

This year some very talented volunteers got together and made bright yellow, “Adopt Me” vests for the dogs to wear. The effort paid off and several dogs, and a few kittens were adopted as a result of their exposure at the market.

The dogs that didn’t get adopted still had a great time getting one on one attention from the public and the volunteer that took them. It’s a nice way to spend a Saturday morning.

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homegarden

Stray Hearts was invited to attend the Home and Garden Expo held at the Youth and Family center. This event attracted a wide variety of people ranging from professional contractors to families with young children. We had several volunteers bring dogs and cats in an effort to get them adopted.

The animals were a big hit. Lots of people came by to meet them and one of our long term resident adult cats was later adopted.

These events are great exposure for the animals and the organization. It’s a good opportunity to educate the public about the shelter, our message and the animals we care for.

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