Pets of the Week

Jared Bentley • Jun 7, 2018 at 11:04 AM

This week’s visit to a local shelter for Pets of the Week took me to Elizabethton, and the fine folks and animals at the Elizabethton/Carter County Animal Shelter.

Shelter Director Shannon Posada and her staff work very hard to provide the animals housed here with the best possible life they can. There’s a lot of attention and love given, and a lot of familiarity developed between the people and the animals, which makes for a great dynamic during my visits — I get to see which dog or cat has made an impression that week.

This week’s Pets of the Week:

• Taylor is a brindle and tan, three-month-old female Husky mix who loves people, and getting outside. An active dog in search of a home full of active, loving people, she would be the perfect dog for a youngster to grow up with. Come visit Taylor!

• Tyler is Taylor’s twin brother from the same litter. A handsome young male, he is black with brindle and has a very sweet disposition. Abandoned with no information, the two are close and sweet with one another - you should visit and see for yourself!

• Fiona is a very tired three-year-old female Plott Hound with a litter of ten of the most adorable pups you will ever see. She is scared and uncomfortable at the shelter, but it hasn’t made her any less sweet, or any less of a mother. She is attentive and giving, and loves her little ones as much as she can - and they are adorable, beautiful, and needy. A big fan of human contact, I am sure that Fiona would be a wonderful addition to any home - especially yours. Especially if you could take her pups home as well!

• Bongo is a three-year-old neutered male domestic short hair with a tan coat and a curious disposition. He is very bold, sweet, and loving, and would make a perfect companion for anyone, really - young or old. In my time at the shelter, he was extremely interested in everything around him, and overly friendly to all visitors. He should go home with you. Really.

You can visit the Elizabethton/Carter County Animal Shelter at 135 Sycamore Shoals Drive, Elizabethton, or call 423-547-6359.

Other local shelters:

Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter

3411 N. Roan St., Johnson City



Unicoi County Animal Shelter

185 N. Industrial Drive, Erwin


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


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