Pets of the Week

Jared Bentley • Mar 6, 2020 at 11:39 AM

After a week that saw torrential downpours and a mini heat wave, we apparently have more cold to look forward to this weekend - so make sure you bring your pets inside with the family. They don’t deserve to live in the cold any more than you do.

And on with this week’s Pets of the Week:

• Lewis is a handsome and sweet, ten-month-old, neutered, male domestic short hair with a dark, black coat and a great attitude. He is sweet and laid back, and would love the chance to go home with a good person or family - and he deserves to do just that.

• Aibreann (yes, that’s the name they gave her) is another sweet cat in the front room of the shelter. A six-month-old, spayed, female domestic short hair, she is also a very active, very outgoing Tortie with lots of personality to share. Pay her a visit, and you’ll want to take her home.

• Tinker is all paws and fun, and is one of the sweetest young dogs I’ve encountered in my visits to local shelters. She is a one-year-old, female, brindle and white Pit Bull mix, and she could use a little training once you get her home. And you’re going to want to take her home once you meet her. I’d almost guarantee it.

• Dozer is a cuddler. He loves people, loves to have fun, and will come to your house completely housebroken and taking up as little space as possible (because he’s a tiny, brown, three-year-old, neutered, male Chihuahua). Like all Chihuahuas I’ve met before, he thinks he’s imposing, and doesn’t like to be around other dogs or cats (he wants all of the attention). He has a tan coat, a desire to be loved, and a need to get out of his cage. Make that happen for him.

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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