Pets of the Week

Jared Bentley • Updated Jul 13, 2018 at 11:31 AM

Summer is miserable for a big dog. The heat can kill, and it zaps all the energy from a big guy from hair almost immediately.

But the big dogs at the Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter love it, if it means they can get outside and play.

There are so many wonderful animals in need of attention and time at your local shelters, and they deserve every bit of love and time you can offer. Visit with them. Spend time. Donate things they need. Volunteer.

Hopefully, in the long run, that will lead to happier dogs and cats, fewer strays and problems, and the chance that you will fall in love and take one of these perfect pets home with you. It really is one of the greatest things you can do.

This week’s choices for Pets of the Week:

• Clover is an adorable puppy who can’t wait to make someone happy. A ten-week-old, black, female Labrador mix, she has plenty of growing to do, and plenty of energy to expend while doing so. She is a very sweet, very active young dog who loves people (especially kids) and gets along well with other dogs and cats. She needs some training, but she could be the perfect fit for a young family. She was in the large visiting room with a young lady when I visited - fingers crossed that she may have already found a home!

• Shadow is a six-month-old, gray and black, male Tabby who loves to be held and really enjoys playing. A domestic short hair with a sweet temperament, you can see how comfortable he is in the hands of the young lady in the photo. Come visit him today!

• Bella is a seven-month-old, spayed, female Beagle mix who is just coming into her own. She has a beautiful red and white coat, and is extremely friendly and outgoing. She would be the perfect companion for an active person, or anyone willing to let her develop into the laid back Beagle she is sure to become. Take her home before someone else beats you to it!

• Cheshire is a young adult, neutered male, domestic short hair with a dark gray coat and a winning personality. He loves being held, as you can see in the photo, and would enjoy the opportunity to curl up in your lap. Take him home and give him the chance to do so.

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


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