Pets of the Week

Jared Bentley • Nov 6, 2019 at 2:42 PM

The temperatures are finally dropping out there, folks, so remember to make sure your pets are warm and cared for when you come in for the evening. If you’re getting cold, just imagine how they feel. Bring them in.

Your local shelters are doing all they can to keep their dogs and cats as comfortable as possible - but the best way to make sure they’re cared for is to make sure they’re adopted. If you have the chance to help in that regard, they would love to help make that happen!

Visit a local shelter. Donate. Volunteer. Take a new family member home with you. You’ll be glad you did.

This week’s Pets of the Week:

• Jambalaya is a wonderful, beautiful, one-year-old, tan-coated, female retriever mix who needs time to get comfortable with people —but she’s very much worth taking the time for. She is a cuddler, and loves kids of all ages. Very sweet and active, she’d be a great fit for a young family in need of more love in the home - pay her a visit today!

• Chloe is one of the most fearful dogs I’ve ever visited at the shelter. You can tell this seven-year-old, spayed, female hound mix wants to be friendly and happy, but she’s very scared in her current surroundings. I had to sit with her for a while to get her to come anywhere near me (and she was so sweet when she finally did). She has personality to burn and a beautiful brindle and white coat to go along with her sweet nature. Please, take her somewhere she’ll feel safe and loved.

• Mama and Baby are sharing a kennel together, and it sure would be nice if they could go to a loving home together as well. A sweet and loving, adult, white and gray, female tabby and her three-month-old, beautiful, adorable kitten, these two are waiting to be your best decision. Pay them a visit, fall in love, and take them home!

• Birds! They’ve got birds at the shelter! There are about a dozen parakeets left at the shelter, waiting for someone to take home and take care of. These are beautiful, young, male and female parakeets (no adoptions of male/female pairs allowed) who would love to be flying over to your house, so visit and adopt!

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