Sandoval Signpost

An Independent Monthly Newspaper Serving the Community since 1988

Dave Harper


The Hotline is a nonprofit service to help reunite lost and found pets.
Placing a Lost or Found in the Animal Hotline is a free service. You can include a photo if you have one available. For more information, call Dave at 867-6135. You may also email the Hotline at, but please call first.



Lost cat

Meow...have you seen me?


CAT: Female, small calico cat lost from the Cabezon Road area of Ranchos de Placitas in December. White lower body, sides, and lower face. Black and orange on top. May have runny right eye. #3285.


DOG: Mixed breed, medium size, black and white with black-and-white stripe from head to snout. Found in Placitas Heights in mid- to late December. Female. About thirty pounds.

DOG: White poodle found in Placitas Heights in mid-January. Male, scruffy. #3293.


Animal News

BosqueBosque's Pet Prints

“Ruff! Jett, you’re making me
look bad. Hurry and chew
something will ya.”

Mail your favorite pet photos, along with a caption and photo credit to:
Signpost, P. O. Box 889, Placitas, NM 87043
or email digital photos to:

Jett, the patient dog

Jett, always a patient dog, waits for his turn in the obedience ring.
Photo by Michelle Mouck

Lalo Wink

"Hey, those holidays were sure fun, and I didn't eat any presents under the tree this year... (wink, wink)."
Photo by Barb Belknap


Pippin waiting patiently in the snow. Might I add he looks quite dapper in that sweater.
Photo by Michelle Mouck

Gibson, World's Tallest Dog

Kyle and Jeshua Jones stop to admire Gibson, the World’s Tallest Dog visiting Pet Land in Enchated Hills Plaza in Rio Rancho.

World’s Largest Dog visits Rio Rancho

Signpost Staff

“Gibson,” the title holder in the Guinness World Record Book for World’s Tallest Dog, was on hand at Petland in Rio Rancho on January 22, to greet admirers and provide paw-tographs.

Gibson is an AKC Pedigreed Harlequin Great Dane and stands 42.6 inches tall, measured from the ground to the top of his shoulders. He has been measured at 7 feet 1 inch all stretched out and standing on his hind legs.

He is currently six years old and weighs-in at a whopping 180 pounds. Besides many daily treats, his diet includes 8-10 cups of dry food and 1-1/2 to 2 pounds of wet food per day.

Gibson is not only a celebrity, but also is a certified Therapy Dog, does wheelchair assistance, and works with at-risk youth even traveling to detention centers and jails.

The record holder was in town helping to promote K9Grass, an artificial grass designed specifically for dogs, and also helping to raise awareness for Watermelon Mountain Ranch, a local no-kill animal shelter.


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