Pets of the Week

Jared Bentley • May 23, 2019 at 3:22 PM

It is hot at the shelter these days, and the dogs are desperate to get outside and feel the breeze. So, if you have a little extra time, maybe drop by your local shelter and spend a few moments walking dogs.

If you don’t want to go outside in the heat, spend some time in the air conditioning with the cats inside. Whatever you do, it will be appreciated.

This week’s Pets of the Week:

• Siren is a beautiful, eight-month-old, female who loves to talk and play. A black and gold domestic short hair, this Torbie is playful and sweet, and willing to be patient in order to receive attention. She wasn’t pushy at all when I visited, and allowed me the time to snap a photo before asking for anything in return. Pay her a visit and take her home!

• Brindle is a big ball of energy just waiting to go to an active home in need of love and fun. He is sweet and attentive, and appreciative of any contact he can get. He has a very handsome brindle coat, a striking smile, and wants to spend his days running, playing, and cuddling with someone who loves him. He may have a hard time adjusting to other pets, and could use some training, but he’s ready to go to his forever home now —all he needs is you to take him there.

• Kenny Pumpkin has been at the shelter for several months now, and he’s ready for a new place to call home. He is awfully sweet and handsome, and loves to be held. A neutered, adult male who has been de-clawed (all four), Kenny would need to be an indoor-only member of your family, and he deserves a place to call home. 

• Kane is a good-looking boy who has become a favorite of the shelter staff since his arrival. A 2-3-year-old, neutered, tan and white, male pit mix, he is very fun to be around, very loving, and very fond of attention. He has an active tail, a big smile, and lots of excitement built up in anticipation of getting to know his new family, so make sure you take him home so he can get started.

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