Pets of the Week

Jared Bentley • Apr 10, 2019 at 10:59 AM

I visited the Carter County Animal Shelter this week, and they have plenty of animals in need of rescue, or a place to call home.

There’s nothing more rewarding in this world than to feel the unconditional love of another soul, whether it be the love of a child, a significant other, or a wonderful, new pet who idolizes and depends on you. Visit a local shelter, adopt a new cat or dog, and see for yourself - its amazing.

This week’s Pets of the Week:

• Courage is a nine-month-old, neutered male, domestic short hair who loves to play. He has a colorful gray-black-brown-and-white coat and a super-sweet disposition. Take him home and let him show you what a good boy he can be.

• Alley is a beautiful girl who’s just waiting to steal your heart. A one-year-old, spayed female, this black-and-white Border Collie mix loves people and other animals, and would love to bring her protective family instincts to your family or household. If you think you might need a wonderful new dog, she’s a prime candidate.

• Mystery is a one-and-a-half-year-old domestic short hair, and he’s a big boy. A dark gray coat covers a solid build and a big heart - he loves people and being part of what’s going on, and he would love to go home with you to be a part of the action there - just give him a chance!

• This heeler mix has just arrived at the shelter this week from Southside Avenue in Elizabethton. She is a beautiful, adult female, and is still scared of her surroundings and in need of a good home. If anyone is missing a great dog, or if anyone might know who owns her, please visit or call the shelter to let them know - she needs to find her way back home.

You can visit the Elizabethton/Carter County Animal Shelter at 135 Sycamore Shoals Road, Elizabethton, or call them at 423-547-6359.

Other local shelters:

Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter

3411 N. Roan St.



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