Pets of the Week

Jared Bentley • May 21, 2020 at 11:37 AM

If you’re having a hard time adjusting to the loneliness of virus-induced quarantine or social distancing, and you feel you’re responsible enough to take on the task, you might consider adopting or fostering an animal from your local animal shelter.

The Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter has plenty of fine pets to choose from, and you can contact them to set up virtual meets or begin the adoption process. It will be well worth your time — believe me.

Selected and photographed by shelter director Tammy Davis, these are our Pets of the Week:

• Brutus has been at the shelter for 153 days. That’s a long time to live in a small kennel with no family, and he definitely deserves a reprieve. Someone should pay him a visit and see about taking him home - soon. He’s a little shy, but warms up quickly and can be extremely happy and affectionate. He does not do well long term with other animals, but would make some lucky family a wonderful only child. 

This beauty is Sabrina, who came to the shelter with heart worms and a litter of three puppies. Her pups have been adopted, she has received treatment for the heart worms (and is healthy as a newborn), and she is ready to be adopted into a good home. She’ll bring a lot of love and appreciation with her, and would like to be an only child (she’s not overly fond of other dogs).

• Sandy is an adorable, nine-month-old, female domestic short hair with a beautiful, black and white coat and a wonderful personality. She purrs constantly and loves attention in any form. She’d make a perfect lap cat, and a good companion for years to come - give her a shot!

• Charlie is a big, handsome boy, tall and long and full of life. According to the staff, “He is the most affectionate sweetest cat!! He wants nothing more than to be petted.” To stand out as a sweet pet in a building full of sweet animals, you have to be something special, and it seems Charlie fits that bill. Why don’t you take some time out to visit and see for yourself.

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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