Pets of the Week

Jared Bentley • Jan 17, 2019 at 3:15 PM

A lot of people are happy that snow is in the possible forecast —but those who have been tasked with walking and taking care of dozens of dogs probably don’t fall into that camp. The cold and wet make it hard to care for pets in need.

And there are always animals in need. With the temperature dropping, it is extremely important to make sure they have homes filled with love and warmth. If you have a pet at home, don’t leave them outside this evening (or any evening), and if you have the desire to bring a new member into the family, here are a few suggestions:

• Dolly is a sweet and pretty Pitbull mix. Black and white, with a welcoming smile and attitude, she is a little nervous until you gain her trust. She loves walks, and loves older kids and friendly people she can play with - she is active and fun! She’s also a cuddler, so make room on the couch when you get her home.

• Butterscotch & Chaser are five-month-old, female domestic short hairs who rely on each other for warmth, companionship, and the occasional pillow. These white and gray beauties are a little hesitant to meet you at first, but their sweet curiosity eventually brings them out. Spend some time with them and take them both home!

• Rose is a two-year-old, brown, female Shepherd/Hound mix who likes sweaters, long walks, and good treats. She is an active, sweet cuddle bug, and can be a little scared at first - but you should see how much fun she is once she warms up to you. Visit with her this week, and see if she’d be the right fit for your family!

• Allen is a young adult, brown and gray, male Tabby who is extremely curious about the world around him, and sweet enough to ask about it. He is a talkative domestic short hair with a desire to be free and active, and he loves to held and cuddled. If you have time for a few cuddles yourself, drop by and spend a minute or two with him.

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