Pets of the Week

Jared Bentley • May 16, 2019 at 1:23 PM

These are the Pets of the Week, brought to you this week by the fine folks and animals at the Elizabethton/Carter County Animal Shelter. There are always plenty of animals in need, so pay them a visit and do your part to help.

• Fin and Forrest are two sweet, handsome, and available Pugs who are looking for a forever home. Fin is a brindle and white, two-year-old male who loves older kids and playing outside. His roommate, Forrest, is a four-year-old, brindle (black and brown) male, and is actually Fin’s grandfather. He is lovable, outgoing, and wise beyond his years. The two of them would love to go home with you and show you what good dogs can bring to a good home.

• Buttercup is a beautiful, sweet, nine-month-old, gray and black Tabby —and she loves people. Very outgoing, and a little talkative, she is ready to find a place with you and your family, and would make a wonderful addition to any group at all. Happy and content to make the most of her surroundings, she definitely deserves better —let her know you feel the same, and take her home today.

• Lady Bug is a wonderful dog. She is beautiful and sweet, and loves to be outside —and that’s where she belongs. Being inside a cage every day is taking its toll on Lady Bug, and you can sense her despair and desire to leave. She is hesitant to meet new people, but warms up quickly and show you she is ready to love and be loved. She would make the perfect pet for any situation, and I hope she gets the chance to prove it to you.

• Jay is a super cute little fella, the epitome of what a kitten should be. He climbs, talks, plays, and loves, and he is looking for someone to take him home and develop into a loving cat. He is six weeks old, and his beautiful black coat may give some pause (some people still hesitate to adopt a black cat - weird, right?), but if there was ever a black cat sweet enough to make even the die-hard believers think again, this guy is it. He’s more than sweet, and more than adorable, and he should go home with you. Make that happen.

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