Pets of the Week

Jared Bentley • Updated Dec 13, 2019 at 4:14 PM

The weather is changing, for those of you who haven’t noticed, and it is well past time to bring your pets indoors at night. If you wouldn’t want to be outside in the cold, they wouldn’t either.

If you have some extra blankets, you might want to visit your local shelter and donate them to the animals in need — or you could simply adopt a wonderful pet and take him/her home to your warm and loving home. Problem solved!

The Elizabethton/Carter County Animal Shelter will be having an adoption event this Saturday from noon until 2 p.m., and rumors are Santa will be on hand — what better time to find a dog or cat to add to your family?

There are plenty of good dogs and cats looking for a home at your local shelters, and here are a handful at the Elizabethton/Carter County shelter — this week’s Pets of the Week:

• Groot is a sweet, handsome boy with a lot of love to give. A 1-year-old male pitbull mix, he has a nice, white coat and a playful nature. He could be the perfect addition to your, or any, family. Come visit!

• Farrah is an 8-year-old female pit/hound mix with a beautiful, red and brown coat and a dazzling personality to match. She really wants to go home with a loving family or individual who can spend time with her and allow her to run and breathe. She is an older dog, and seems well-trained and very well-behaved. Come see for yourself! 
• Smoke is a 6-month-old male domestic short hair who comes by his name honestly. He has a very distinct, smoky gray coat that would disappear into virtually any velour car interior from Chevy’s line of mid-80s sedans. He’s a happy guy, and seems as though he’d be at home playing, lounging, relaxing, or enjoying a sunny day with new friends and family.
• Annalee Treadway is not a dog or a cat, and she’s not available for adoption. She is, however, a friend of the shelter and a pretty creative and sweet 7-year-old girl. Annalee built a cardboard house for her cat at home, complete with hanging toys and comfortable bedding, but her cat outgrew it — so she brought it to the shelter for other cats to play in, lay in, and spend time with. So, if you find yourself with some free time over the holidays, be more like Annalee, and do something nice for your local shelter.

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

Other local shelters:

Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter

3411 N. Roan St.



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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