Pets of the Week

Jared Bentley • Sep 6, 2018 at 7:08 PM

There were lots of young people at the shelter during my visit today, which was a welcome sight, especially at the end of a summer that has seen so many animals kept in kennels across our region. 

The young visitors were signing up to volunteer, looking to adopt, and spending time with prospective pets and family members, and that gives me hope, not only for the youth, but for the animals in need. Lets keep that momentum going, folks.

Pets of the Week:

• Daphne is my favorite dog at the shelter right now. While there are dozens of others who also steal my heart during my rounds, she is the sweetest soul of them all, and is just as beautiful on the outside. A young adult, gray Pitbull, she has the most amazing smile and nature, and enjoys every second she can spend with another dog or person. She is very active and needs a loving family willing to spend time with her, and give her the training she will need as she grows.

• Stripie is an adult female domestic short hair, white and gray, and scared of her current surroundings. Standoffish and reluctant to allow touching, her kittens have been adopted and she is left alone at the shelter. She eventually became friendlier as my visit ensued, and showed herself to be a very loving feline —she could be the perfect companion for your family. Visit and see.

• Monroe is a three-month-old female Boxer/Hound mix (according to her card —she didn’t seem like a boxer at first glance) who loves visitors and friends. Extremely cute, active, and popular, this white pup with brindle spotting will not last at the shelter for very long.

• Pretty Lady is just that - a very pretty young cat. But this five-month-old, domestic medium hair Torbie is not just another pretty face. While a tad apprehensive, she is very sweet and loving, and enjoys visitors and attention. Her gray, tan, and black coat shimmers, and her voice is clear and proud. She should be part of a good family.

You can visit the Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter at 3411 N. Roan St., or visit online at wcjcanimalshelter.org. You can also call at 423-926-8769.

Other local shelters:

Elizabethton/Carter County Animal Shelter

135 Sycamore Shoals Road, Elizabethton


Unicoi County Animal Shelter

185 N. Industrial Drive, Erwin

Phone: 423-743-3071

Bridge Home No Kill Animal Rescue

2061 Tenn. Highway 75, Blountville


Kingsport Animal Shelter

2141 Idle Hour Road


Sullivan County Animal Shelter

380 Massengill Road, Blountville


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