Pets of the Week

Jared Bentley • Feb 14, 2019 at 4:11 PM

For my Valentine’s Day trip to the local shelter, I took along a camera and a hope that someone would find love while I was there - whether that be with a cat or dog, or whatever - and I was rewarded by seeing a few people hoping to adopt. There should be so many more.

There are plenty of wonderful animals in need of a good home, as there always are, and if you get the chance to visit, I wholeheartedly suggest that you do so. You never know - you might make a connection of your own.

This week’s Pets of the Week:

• Flora is a beautiful, brown and gray, adult, female Tabby with a sweet shyness and a loving heart. She is a little scared of all the people and noise and the shelter, and wishes she had more room to move, breathe, and run  and play. If you think you could supply a little of that freedom, please pay her a visit and let her know.

• Meatloaf is an adult, male German Shepherd mix who loves to be outside. A sweet, loving, cuddlebug of a dog, he has a thick brown and black coat and handsome features to make any owner/family proud. If you think a strong presence and welcoming smile are two things you appreciate in a dog, then visit with Meatloaf and see if he’s the right fit for your home and family.

• Thorin is a big, black cat who still believes he is a kitten. An adult, neutered, male, domestic short hair, he is a sweet baby who still loves to play, cuddle, and spend time with the people around him. He loves kitten chow, and wants to be able to grow with your family, so take him home and let him show you how fun he can be.

• Paisley is a gorgeous, one-year-old, female Lab/Hound mix who loves to be active, and craves attention. She is friendly and outgoing, but still scared here at the shelter. Comfortable with people and other animals, she would have absolutely no problem fitting in with any situation - pay her a visit and see for yourself.

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