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Pets of the Week

Jared Bentley • Jan 3, 2019 at 4:32 PM

With the holidays behind us, there should be plenty of spare time (I hope) on your hands. Why not fill that time with trips to the shelter?

Visit with the animals and the staff, find out how you can help or volunteer, and contemplate taking a wonderful new family member home. All of the animals at the shelter deserve love, and they all deserve a family.

If you can make it yours - well, why not?

Our Pets of the Week this week:

• Christie is a ten-year-old gray Poodle mix who would love to have a warm bed tonight. A spayed female with an adorable smile and a wonderful temperament, she would make the perfect pet for anyone looking for good, reliable companionship and love. She is not a fan of cats, but loves other dogs and kids of all ages and sizes. Take her home!

• Tigger is a ten-week-old, black-and-white, male domestic short hair who loves people and anything that happens to pique his curiosity. He is playful and fun, and enjoys lounging with friends as much as chasing toys and lap time. If you have a little time to spare, spend it with Tigger - you’ll be glad you did!

• John is an adult male, white-and-gray domestic short hair. A handsome fella, he is also sweet (and a bit stand-offish at first) and playful. He enjoys being held and brushed, and likes to look at things from a different angle. Show him some love, folks.

• Bootsy is not quite as funky as his namesake, but he does like to get down. A senior Bassett mix, he is tan-and-white, and loves to be around other dogs and kids of all ages. He has been neutered, and he’s ready to head to your house for some good family time and love. Pay him a visit.

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

423-547-6359

Unicoi County Animal Shelter

185 N. Industrial Drive, Erwin

Phone: 423-743-3071

Bridge Home No Kill Animal Rescue

2061 Tenn. Highway 75, Blountville

423-239-5237

Kingsport Animal Shelter

2141 Idle Hour Road

423-247-1671

Sullivan County Animal Shelter  

380 Massengill Road, Blountville

423-279-2741

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