Success Stories

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This beautiful older kitten has lots of energy for playtime. She's up for feather toys, catnip toys, you name it.…

Natalie-27757761-a1

Looking for a furever feline companion? Look no further than this sweet gal. She's affectionate, playful, young and…

ROCKY

Come meet Rocky, a 13 week old male Lab/Rottweiler mix. He is a quick learner, already knows the Sit, Lay Down, and…

Oppa

Oppa will be sleeping in his new home tonight. Thank you to the family who adopted him, the volunteers, staff and our…

Gabi-24984188-a1

This gorgeous Siamese kitty will steal your heart once you sit down and play with her. She's a bit shy in the hustle…

RIO

Rio is an adorable puppy who is friendly, and calm. Come meet Rio and take him home.

Kaleb-25194327-a1

This playful fellow is your new BFF. He's mellow, but up for a game of catch when you're ready to play. He's only 3…

Georgy-24634746-a1

With a pet of his luxuriously soft fur, one is quickly rewarded with Georgy flipping over for more loving. He's…

Smitty-24914926-a1

Smitty is smitten with feather toys, although a good catnip toy is delicious too! This guy is a bit shy around…

Big Mama-24962605-a1

The only thing big about Big Mama is her personality and her love to give. This torbie is all that and more. She's…

Ike-23956381-a1

Click on Ike's photo to pull up more photos of him & you'll see why Ike would win a napping contest if one…

Bennie-24962766-a1

With many more years of love left to give, this black tabby is quite the companion. His buddy of 10.5 years is Big…

BLACKIE

Blackie is a 3 year old lab mix. This guy is an excellent walker and has good manners. He's a nice mellow dog once he…

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

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Oppa is a 4 yr old neutered male masterful dog @ 110 lbs and is looking for someone that is able to handle his…

Mia-24915304-a1

This mellow, easy-going gal is just putty in your hands. She melts into your touch & her silky soft fur makes you…

Georgia-24128470-a1

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

Billy-24997286-a1

This blue-eyed handsome fellow is a Siamese mix. Billy enjoys catnip toys and gets along fine with other cats.…

Sir Lance-A24187460-a1

Sir Lance was adopted!

Montana-25113468-a1

This gorgeous pure bred Desert Linx is outgoing & playful around people and kitties alike. His sister Misty and he…

sweetpea

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

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Teensie is a 3 yr old female Chihuahua, Short Coat/Dachshund, Standard Smooth Haired. ID 24320661

Misty-25113457-a1

This gorgeous pure bred Desert Linx is shy around strangers, but she blossoms around those she knows. Her brother…

Beth-24462131-a1

This fabulous torbie (a cross between a tabby & a calico), is just waiting to spoil you with affection. Beth gives…

Milo-25244233-a1

Milo is a sweet 1.5 year old brown tabby. He's easy-going and low key, and likes petting and scratching under the…

Raphael-A24211137-a1

Raphael's quite the masterpiece. Better than a painting, this mellow fellow will bring beauty into your life in 3-D.…

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Boo Boo is an amazing girl! Quiet, polite, loves to run, and wants to be with her human. She prefers to go with and…

Garth-2516550-a1

Garth is an 8 month old neutered male, and his ID# is 25165509.

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

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Les' dignity will delight you! He's 5 yrs old, neutered and ready and willing to be part of your home. ID 16645103

Brooks-25165440-a1

Brooks is a 8 month old neutered male, and his ID# is 25165440.

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This bundle of pure energy is happy to have you chase her around the cattery as she explores. She's soft, cuddly and…

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Look at those adorable furry ears! Already spayed, and ready to go to a castle that will shower her with love,…

princeharry

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

Niles-24739121-a1

Got catnip? Then you have the way to Niles heart! This sophisticated fellow loses all decorum when he gets a…

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Sugar is as sweet as her name, and with no added calories. This tiny gal is a dilute calico & is about 3 months old as…

Dawn-24901127-a1

A torbie (a tabby + calico markings), Dawn is a young kitty & her ID# is 24901127.

Olive-24923033-a1

This cutie of a kitten is only 3 months old as of March 2015. Olive has lots of fun playing and she's cuddly too, but…

Ethan-24449023-a1

What's not to love? Playful, charming, and a lover of people and cats alike, move over dogs, this is man's best…

bruno

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

Rhianna-23960623-a1

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

Emilie-24726727-a

Only the second full week of the new year, and already I've checked several things off my to-do list - but there's…

Tamie-21730884-redo-a1

Catnip toys, feather toys, fur ball toys: you name it, Tamie likes it. This gal loves to play. She also enjoys…

Zaria-24186940-d1

This beautiful kitten is very playful, sweet and affectionate. She goes crazy for feather toys--once she's caught…

Bronco-A24403746-a1

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

Peaches-17149472-redo-a1

Easy-going, affectionate Peaches is sure to brighten your day. She gets along with other kitties, and is happy to…

Cheryl

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

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This kitty will steal your Heart! Her playful antics and loving nature make her the perfect pet. She gets along…

Henry-24462157-a1

This green-eyed beauty is looking for a quiet home with gentle folks. Henry is a shy with strangers, but he doesn't…

Cumin-A23424296-a1

Cumin was adopted!

Damian-23830247-aa

He make look like a mini-panther, but Damian is a teddy bear at heart. This angel is 5 months old as of Jan. 2015 and…

Zelma-20736387-b1

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

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This white pearl of a beauty is a Turkish Van mix, so she has black markings on her tail and head, but her body is…

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This ray of sunshine is sure to get you going in the morning. Only 2 months old, Cheerio needs to be safe in a home,…

Ari-24634448-redo-a1

My name is Ari and my owner couldn't keep me anymore, and was heartbroken to have to give me up. She cried and…

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This sweet blossom is truly one of a kind and undeniably enchanting with a gorgeous orange tabby coat, stunning…

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…

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…

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

Quentin-24128807-b1

This powerhouse of joy is ready to leap into your happy home. Quentin is just 3 months old as of Jan 2015, and…

Lina-20034609-a1

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

Onyx-24620848-a1

'Stop Cat-lessness in America': today we meet Feline Therapist Onyx who studied at the University of Vienna. Her…

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'What? The snow has damaged the catnip crop? That's a joke, right? Come on, I'm the new kid here so you're pulling my…

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,…

Midnight-A23695272-a1

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

Tessie-9167507-a1

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

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Jinx was adopted!

Isabella-A22101128-a1

It's cold out there! Fortunately, Stray Hearts has something to fix that. Meet your lap warmer, Isabella. A…

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Sweet Bibi takes a treat while learning some of the new training at the shelter. She's a mellow and affectionate girl…

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Capture the stars, and adopt Milky Way today! A Siamese mix, this playful feline adores people & petting. She's also…

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Set your heart afire and adopt Blaze today. This 6 month old kitten just loves catnip toys and he gets along…

Darla-A23306752-a1

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

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…

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Easy-going, but looking for love, this handsome brown tabby would make a wonderful feline companion. Blake is a 6…

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

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Jennie was adopted!

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No longer content with being a wallflower, this tortie has come out of her shell, and now is looking for love…

Brandon-A23955763-b1

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

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…

Petra-22731625-a1

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

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…

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

Chrissy-A24076986-a1

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

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…

Rose-A23890405-a1

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

Marley

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

Sam-24411832-a1

Sam I Am, and he's looking to get you to try having a wonderful kitty as a steadfast companion. You'll like him in…

Socrates-24403605-a1

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

Pancho

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

Chester-24187552-a1

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

Kanga-224076961-a1

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

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,…

Rafiki-23960612-a1

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

angel

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

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

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!…

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

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…
Jeannie-24411756-a1

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

Francine-24411764-d1

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

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…

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…

Willy Wonka-A24404003-a1

Willy Wonka is a sweet, affectionate kitty. He's mellow & easy-going. His ID# is 24404003. If you want to meet…

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…
Anastasia-21860565-redo-aa1

This black beauty gets along fine with other cats, but would prefer to approach you on her own terms. Looking for a…

Artemis-21942826-a1

Artemis was adopted by her foster mom! Artemis is 2.3 years old as of Dec. 2014 & her ID# is 21942826.

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…
Louella-A20527289-a1

This cutie pie hasn't met a feather toy she doesn't like. She is quite the energetic, playful kitty, and if you've…

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…

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…

Melby-21304038-redo-a1

A mini black panther, this muscular feline is quite the kitty specimen. He is sleek & handsome. Melby enjoys…

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…

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…

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…

Clinton-A20544910-a1

Clinton came to Stray Hearts as a kitten completely unfamiliar with humans, but now he's quite used to us. He resides…

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

Alberta-A22982076-a

Alberta is a spayed female kitty who is 7 months old as of Dec. 2014. Alberta's ID# is 22982076.

Winnie-A24076923-a1

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

Alfonso-A22982121-a1

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

Daphne-A23425892-a1

Daphne is 2.3 years 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…

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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