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.



DOG: Small, brown & black dog lost from south of the Village of Placitas on May 6th. Female. #3326.

CAT: Grey, 1 year old, female lost from Sandia Lane in ranchos de Placitas on May 9th. Short grey hair with Yellow eyes. "Inky" is spayed and has her shots. #3328 See Photo below.

CAT: Small spayed female tiger striped cat. Lost from the Village of Placitas on about May 10th. "Chessie" is full grown but looks like a large kitten size cat. Spayed female with medium length hair. #3329.

DOG: Red mixed breed dog lost in the public land near Sundance Mesa, in northwestern Placitas. "Nora" is gentle, 25lbs, was lost May 17th. #3330. See photo below.

*See lost animals photos below Pet Paws 


2 DOGS: 2 small, female dogs found by Highway 165 near the Presbyterian Church in Placitas on May 5th. Possibly Chihuahua mixes. 1 reddish brown, other reddish brown with blck mixed in. Seem like they've grown up together. One may have some terrier in her. They are not as small as chihuahua or dachshunds. #3324 & 3325.

DOG: Black dog, female, small/medium size, found in Vista Montana (western Placitas) on May 25th, 15-20 lbs with collar & old rabies tag. Looks like she has bee stray a long time. #3333.


DOG: Black & white dog, medium size, possibly a shelty mix, has been seen in Ranchos de Placitas May 21st-23rd. Looks to be 45-50 lbs. #3331.

DOG: Seen in the Sandia Mountains by Osha Springs. Chow, stocky & furry, with a back pack on. #3332


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BosqueBosque's Pet Prints

“Ruff! Chicken, it’s what WAS for dinner!”




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

Inky is lost

“Inky” from Ranchos de Placitas

Nora is lost

“Nora” from Sundance Mesa

Charlie & Jenny

Charlie and Jenny take time to enjoy the view. Photo by Betty Newville


"Carl's ready for some action." Photo by William McCune

Watermelon Mountain Ranch to participate in Placitas Appreciation Day

Watermelon Mountain Ranch’s veterinarian Dr. Robert Blake will be at the Placitas Appreciation Day to give shots for cats and dogs. Microchipping services will also be available. No reservations are needed; just show up with your animal. Dr. Blake will be available from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
As a fundraiser, Watermelon Mountain Ranch will be providing dog washing services for a donation and will also be offering animal art for sale from the gallery of Mark Durham of Santa Fe. All proceeds from the event benefit the vet clinic at the ranch.

Dog trainers Rick and Heather Dillinder from A Fresh Perspective will be on hand from 1:00 p.m. until closing to help you with animal behavior issues that you and your dog might be having. There will also be a small selection of dogs and cats that need a home.



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