Pets of the Week

Jared Bentley • Apr 25, 2019 at 3:55 PM

This week marked a first for me, as I took my camera to Kingsport to visit the Kingsport Animal Shelter. While smaller than both the Washington and Carter County Shelters, the numbers are still high, and the staff could still use your help. If you get the time to visit, volunteer, or donate I’m sure they would appreciate the help - they’re working hard.

There were some wonderful animals in need of good homes, and I got to spend some time with several. These are the ones who stood out to me as the Pets of the Week:

• Greta is a wonderful, super sweet, and gentle Boxer mix who loved some attention today. A soft white coat and sweet smile make this six-year-old beauty something to look at, and her personality makes her one heck of a catch - pay her a visit and see for yourself.

• Petey is a sweet and playful two-year-old domestic short hair, and he loves people. Black and white, handsome, and playful, he was intent on touching my camera and having some play time before I left. He would be a perfect fit for any age, and any home.

• Grayson is a one-year-old, black and tan, male Beagle mix. He was pretty self-assured and confident during my visit, and seemed to be a good, calming influence on his kennel mate, who was having a hard time adjusting to life at the shelter. If he is this mature at at his young age, I can only assume he’d make a great pet for years to come. Give him a shot.

• Snow is a young, six-month-old, female domestic short hair with plenty of personality to share. She is curious, playful, and happy, and this white Tabby with gray stripes is quite a striking figure to behold. Beautiful, sweet, and lively, she’s a great pick for your next pet!

You can visit the Kingsport Animal Shelter at 2141 Idle Hour Road, or call at 423-247-1671.

Other local shelters:

Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter

3411 N. Roan St.



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