Pets of the Week

Jared Bentley • Nov 27, 2019 at 3:23 PM

With Thanksgiving upon us, we should all take note of things we are thankful for. We should also be aware of others, and what they may be thankful for as well. And when I say others, I’m not just talking about your neighbors and friends (unless your neighbors and friends also include those who have four legs).

There are hundreds of wonderful, giving, loving, prospective pets in shelters through the region who would be immensely thankful for a spot under your Thanksgiving table this year. All they want is a few scraps, a few scratches, and a few hours of your time.

Give ‘em a shot.

This week’s Pets of the Week:

• Sally is a sweetheart. An adult, spayed female, she loves people and attention, and would love to be able to show you why she’s worth it. She is an orange tabby with a bright coat and a personality to match. Take her home for the holidays!

• Scruffy is a little, wire-haired Terrier whose name fits him perfectly. He’s spunky, friendly, and fun to be around, and he loves to cuddle and spread some love. At eighteen months, he’s got a lot of years to show you what he has to offer, and if you’re willing to take a chance on him, you’ll be awful glad you did. He has a dark tan and gray coat, and he’s a little overwhelmed at the shelter right now. Take him home and give him a break.

• Tiger is a wonderful, beautiful, young (only seven months old), spayed female tabby with a sweet streak and great little voice. She has a shiny gray and black coat, and lots of love and attention to send your way. Why don’t you pay her a visit and offer up the same?

• Andy is one of the friendliest dogs I’ve ever met at the shelter, and wants to go home to loving household. He needs it, and he richly deserves it. He is an eight-year-old, tri-color Beagle mix with a huge heart, a big smile, and lots to offer. Come cuddle with him for a while, and then decide to take him home - it will be the easiest, best decision you’ll ever make.

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