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.


Signpost Cartoon c. Rudi Klimpert


DOG: White Lab, 40 lbs female lost from northeastern Placitas area (off Camino de San Francisco) on November 28th.  #3412


KITTEN: Black kitten found just north of the Village of Placitas on December 1st. #3413

DOG: Little, female pup found December 14th found in the south part of Bernalillo (off Gutierrez Rd). Looks to be about 6 months old, possibly blue heeler cross, mostly white with dark spots and reddish brown ears. #3416


2 DOGS: 2 beautiful, medium size dogs running loose in Placitas Trails December 9th. Red in color, medium size. One is long haired (possibly Irish Setter). Other is short hair. #3414 & 3415

CAT: Long haired grey cat seen in Placitas Trails (western Placitas area) since October. Kind of big cat spotted around Dusty Trail. #3417


Animal News


Bosque's Pet Prints

“Ruff! Happy New Year!”


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



”Monet.” Photo by Sue Williams


Timbuck2 of Placitas, taking a snooze after a romp in the snow. Photo by Angie Cherry.

Santa Paws

Santa’s helper! from the “Santa Paws” pet food drive at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya. Photo by Dorothy Hornbeck

Local dog named winner in Humane Society‘s second annual Dogs of Valor Awards

The Humane Society of the United States is proud to announce that Baby, a five-year-old Great Dane from Albuquerque, has been named the Valor Dog of the Year. She was chosen to receive the highest honor in the Second Annual Dogs of Valor Awards by a panel of celebrity judges that included big-screen Dog of Valor Benji, “America’s Favorite Animal Artist” Ron Burns, professional race car champion Randy Pobst, and television’s courtroom animal advocate, Judge David Young.

After an exhausting stretch of cancer treatment, eighty-two-year-old Elwood Cardon wanted to get away to his mountain home with his dog, Baby. While driving, Elwood became disoriented and took a wrong turn. His SUV slipped off the road and plummeted twenty feet downhill where it wedged upside down between two trees. Pinned inside with a cracked spine, Elwood honked the horn and screamed for help. The passenger side window had shattered, and as it grew colder Baby snuggled with Elwood, keeping him warm and alert. Several times, she crawled out of the SUV to seek help, but each time she returned alone. Ten hours later, Baby finally got the attention of one of the remote area’s residents who quickly called for help. Firefighters were able to pull Elwood to safety.

To honor her efforts, Baby and her family will receive an original sterling silver dog tag by Bella Tocca Tags, a signed and framed limited edition giclée piece entitled “Sirius” by Ron Burns, and a natural handmade pet bed by designers Ted and Dayna. Sadly, Elwood passed away almost two months after the accident.



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