Pets of the Week

Jared Bentley • Jun 19, 2020 at 10:19 AM

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:

• Chad is a very sweet, male cat who talks, head butts, and rubs all over you. He is affectionate, cute, and one of the sweetest boys to come to the shelter in a long time. The folks at the facility love the white and orange tabby, and hope that he’ll find a forever home very soon!

• Prissy is two years old, and is a very laid back, calm, quiet female. She loves people, but likes to be on her own at times as well —much like most folks I know. She would do best in a quiet house and environment and would be the perfect fit for someone looking for a chill companion.

• Hattie is a house broken, very sweet, beautiful girl who loves people. She likes to go on walks and remain active and is very well behaved. Unfortunately, she must be the only pet and can not live with cats or small dogs (she has some jealousy issues). If you’re looking for loyalty and love, though, she’s the one for you!

The last handsome fella is Brutus. He is house broken, good with people and older kids (no young kids), and loves to play fetch and be active outside. The one drawback is his need to be the only pet in the house - no cats or other dogs. He would be a great fit for someone who is active and needs a hiking partner!

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