Pets of the Week

Jared Bentley • Jun 11, 2020 at 1:35 PM

If you’ve had 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:

• Bo is three years old and a little shy - but once he warms up to you he is extremely affectionate. He needs an experienced dog owner, as he does not like to share his toys, so a person that is experienced in training dogs would be the best fit - but he would be well worth the time to get to know him.

• Kain is a sweet, handsome pit mix whodefinitely turns heads because he looks so regal. He is tall and strong and very active - he needs someone that can handle his energy and work with him. Kain needs to be an only child, but could be an amazing pet for an active owner!

• Boris is a young, male, orange Tabby with a great personality and attitude, and lots of love to give. He is all about attention and playtime, and enjoys being part of what’s happening. According to the staff, “This boy is a lover. Not only is he beautiful he is affectionate and likes to talk.” 

• Butterbean is another young, male, orange and white Tabby with a great personality and attitude. He is a round faced little fella, and he is a little shy - but - once you get through that, he is a lover and a talker! He needs someone to be patient and spend time with 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