Pets of the Week

Jared Bentley • Jun 18, 2019 at 3:53 PM

As you well know (or I would assume so), we’ve had a ton of rain lately.

It seems as though it rains every day the past few weeks, and the constant deluge really cuts into the ability of the dogs and staff at your local shelters to be outside. Dogs aren’t getting the exercise they need, the attention they need, or the time outdoors that they desperately need. Perhaps, if there were more volunteers on hand, they would be able to take advantage of the short times they do have (in between storms) to make sure these wonderful animals see a little time outdoors.

So... if you have a little free time to volunteer this summer, please do so. Please spend a few moments each day making sure a dog knows some love, gets a good walk, or at least gets some extra play time. It will be worth it, I promise.

This week’s Pets of the Week come to you from the Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter:

• Izzy is a handsome little fella with a big heart and a keen desire to be held. A twelve-week-old, male, domestic medium hair, he is playful and fun, very loving, and ready for a new home. His gray, swirling coat makes this young Tabby a sighht to behold, and his personality is crying out for a new family. Pay him a visit.

• Donald is a very sweet boy. He loves people and other animals, but he has a hard time getting to know new people —just go slow with him and you’ll be very happy you did. He has a lot of love to give, and his big smile will melt your heart. An adult, neutered, male Boxer mix, he was picked up as a stray, and he doesn’t need to stay at the shelter, afraid of what comes next. Take him home and put his mind at ease.

• Pride is a beautiful, light gray Tabby who might have found a home today. If not, you’ll want to pay her a visit and possibly take her home with you. She is very loving, very playful, curious, and sweet. It took her a moment to warm up to people, but once she did, she was happy and content. She is a ten-week-old, spayed female domestic medium hair. Take her home!

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