Pets of the Week

Jared Bentley • Mar 20, 2020 at 11:09 AM

My shelter trip this week was to Elizabethton, to see what was going on at the Carter County shelter. The cat room has doubled in size with new construction, the dogs are already full up, and the staff is working hard to make sure all the animals are taken care of.

You should pay them a visit and see for yourself. On with the Pets of the Week:

• Kate is a beautiful, sweet, outgoing one-year-old, spayed, female Pit Bull mix who loves people and other dogs. She would be an amazing addition to any home or family, and comes highly recommended by the staff. She recently had a litter of puppies, and they’ve all been adopted, leaving her lonely at the facility and in need of a loving future —make her a part of your life, folks!

• Apollo is a strong boy with a strong personality. He is very active and young, and he likes a lot of activity (so the shelter is no place for him at all). He is a one-year-old, tan Pit Bull mix, and he’s as handsome as the day is long. He loves people, and is a friendly fella, but he has jealousy issues and would like to be the only dog around. He would be a wonderful single dog, but might not be the best fit for someone looking to add to a dog family.

• Abby is a favorite of the staff at the shelter, and for good reason. She is a one-year-old, spayed, female, brindle and white Mountain Cur mix, and she LOVES people. She is active and friendly, super sweet, and very happy to receive any attention she can get. I only spent a small amount of time around her, but knew immediately that she would make a great pet. If you want a dog who loves to cuddle and play, she could be the one.

• Thor is a big boy. A two-year-old, gray tabby, male domestic short hair, he is also a very sweet boy. He likes to play and be active, but is also a big fan of cuddling up and laying back - he’s not a high maintenance cat by any means. Pay him a visit and see if he’s the right fit for your life.

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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