Pets of the Week

Jared Bentley • Updated Nov 13, 2019 at 4:22 PM

Temperatures are falling - make sure you bring your pets inside!

If you don’t have any pets at home, always know that there are plenty of deserving animals at your local shelters who would love to be the one who brings them in at night. Visit soon and make that happen!

This week’s Pets of the Week:

• Pork Chop and Snout are adult, male Guinea Pigs who are super sweet, overly scared (as are all Guinea Pigs), and very, very cute. Chop is the tri-color one with personality and Snout is the black and white one who likes to hide. Take them home and discover all their cool personality quirks.

• Blueberry is a one-year-old, white and fluffy, female rabbit with long, scraggly ears and a wonderful personality. If rabbits are your thing, you could do well with Blueberry, and she would love the opportunity to show you!

• Tarzan is a sweet, handsome boy who loves people. This two-and-a-half-year-old, black and white, neutered male is housebroken and well-behaved, but he loves to be the center of attention (so jealousy could be an issue). He is a cuddler and looks good in a sweater, and he’d love be a part of your life.

• Delaware is in need of a good home, and has a lot to bring to the table. Sweet, scared, and playful, this seven-week-old, male tabby was popular with visitors when I dropped by. A domestic short hair with a great attitude, he might just be the young feline you’re looking for.

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