Pet Adoption at JCPL!

Teen volunteers from the library’s Stories to Service program are hosting a pet adoption in partnership with the Washington County-Johnson City Animal Shelter on Saturday, April 20 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Cats will be available in the library’s Jones Meeting Room and dogs will be in the outdoor amphitheater on the far side of the Youth Services Department. The shelter will also be accepting donations of food, blankets, and toys throughout the day.

JCPL Teen Services Manager Katelyn Wolfe says, “This event is possible because of the passion of our Stories to Service volunteers! They really want to find homes for all these sweet dogs and cats.” To promote the event, the teens painted portraits of the available animals; the paintings are currently displayed on the library’s Galleria Wall. The volunteers will also be present on adoption day to organize donations, lead a craft-making session, and give the animals some extra love and attention.

Adoption applications will be available on-site. People should be prepared to provide their landlord’s phone number (if renting) and their vet’s name and number, and to answer questions about their living conditions and care plan for the animal. People will be able to take their adopted pet home that day unless it needs to be spayed/neutered or if it’s a pit bull, which requires a home check first. Spayed/neutered dogs older than six months are $35. Dogs that aren’t yet spayed/neutered are $110 and will be fixed before going to their new home. Puppies younger than six months are $130. Cats are $70.

To learn more about this event, email Katelyn Wolfe or call 423-434-4349. To learn about other library programs and services, visit, call 423-434-4450, or drop by the library at 100 West Millard Street. Follow Johnson City Public Library on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

Meet a couple of the animals currently at the shelter:

Lady Girl is a 3-year-old pit mix who loves people. Her owner left her behind in an apartment and she has been at the shelter since October 7, 2016.

Gigi is a 1-year-old short hair tabby that has been at the shelter since May 3, 2018.


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