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by Ethan Rothstein — December 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm 959 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Duncan, a squirrel-chasing Westie with an Instagram following of thousands.

Here’s what owner Rick had to say about his hunting hound:

Duncan is a West Highland Terrier with a mission to chase every single squirrel out of Arlington County.

Duncan entered our life in November 2011 as a 5 month old. He is almost entirely white, with some streaks of beige along his back. He is a fit and energetic dog that loves long walks with lots of sniffing. He is always happy to say hi to other dogs and he is very gentle with children. He also just loves to be chased — by humans and (especially) other dogs.

Duncan’s favorite place to go is the Glencarlyn Dog Park. Nothing makes him happier than to be running off-leash in the woods. Woe be it to the squirrels in his field of vision for they will be chased (although never actually caught). He also loves to walk in the stream and run around with the big dogs, because he is a huge dog in a little dog’s body.

Of course, there are things Duncan does not love. He doesn’t like Arlington’s hot and humid July and August — it never gets that hot in the West Highlands! He also has a bitter history with the foxes in Lubber Run Park.

A lot of Duncan’s time is taken up with his Instagram community commitments. @duncan_the_westie has (literally) thousands of followers around the globe. It can be taxing being fabulous on a daily basis, but he seems to be handling the pressure well. He is trying to stay grounded and avoid the traps of fame.

We didn’t really know what to expect when this little guy entered our lives, but now we can’t imagine life without him.

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email office@arlnow.com with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos of your pet.

Each week’s winner receives a sample of dog or cat treats from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, along with $100 in Becky’s Bucks. Becky’s Pet Care, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

by ARLnow.com — December 10, 2014 at 12:00 pm 647 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Halley, a corgi-spaniel mix spoiled with belly rubs.

Here’s what owner Laura had to say:

Halley is a friendly, fun loving 1-and-a-half-year-old corgi-spaniel mix. In her free time she loves chasing squirrels, napping and lots of belly rubs.

Halley met her current owners at an adoption day event with Homeward Trails in Alexandria in January 2014. She was very friendly and outgoing and had the longest torso of any dog that day. It was love and belly rubs at first sight!

Halley is an avid collector of chew toys, whether they be ropes, stuffed squirrels with squeakers or even balls. Since moving to Arlington earlier this year, she has begun to build quite the collection. Halley looks forward to meeting other friendly dogs around the Arlington dog parks this summer.

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email office@arlnow.com with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos of your pet.

Each week’s winner receives a sample of dog or cat treats from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, along with $100 in Becky’s Bucks. Becky’s Pet Care, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

by ARLnow.com — December 3, 2014 at 11:00 am 871 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Trouble, a Labrador/foxhound mix with “not insignificant ADHD” and a reputation as a “vicious snack-hound.”

Here’s what owner Clayton had to say about his pooch:

Yes — his name truly is Trouble. Honestly.

Trouble Dean was born on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 2013. He is mostly black, with some white chest markings, and some not insignificant ADHD. He is incapable of walking a straight line without pouncing on something or stopping to pull over. Although it is rumored that he is a foxhound/Lab combination, our family secretly suspects Trouble was, in fact, born to a jackal/wolverine combination.

Verily, your readers should be warned that beneath those seemingly soft puppy eyes lurks the heart of a vicious snack-hound.  Over the course of the past year he has “saved” our family from such dangers as: socks, soccer balls, shin guards, panties, scarves, and in one particularly valorous feat: a pair of extra puffy ear muffs. If you are wondering where your missing sock is, chances are it’s in Trouble’s crate.

Over his 18 months on this Earth, Trouble has continued to distinguish himself with ever more impressive acts of out-and-out cowardice. He is scared of the water, scared of wrapped presents, scared of balloons and random boxes, and once had an unfortunate accident running from a bumblebee (though we suspect it was on purpose). As such, Trouble ensures that no one in our family is alone. Ever.

He is an excellent jumper — he probably won the Epsom Derby in a previous life. Trouble also is bilingual: he ignores commands in English as well as Spanish. We suspect he probably knows how to ignore more commands in other languages but don’t wish to shame or otherwise intimidate other ARLnow submitters.

In spite of all of this, and in spite of ourselves, we do truly love Trouble.

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email office@arlnow.com with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos of your pet.

Each week’s winner receives a sample of dog or cat treats from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, along with $100 in Becky’s Bucks. Becky’s Pet Care, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

by ARLnow.com — November 26, 2014 at 11:00 am 490 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Coco Abrams, a rescue cat that’s a champion eater, although she frequent wins eating contests “unopposed.”

Here’s what owner Hannah and mother Tamar had to say about Coco:

Coco is an 8-year-old adopted cat living in the Jamestown Elementary School area. Although she is single, Coco has managed to befriend many of the neighboring cats and is very social. She is often seen rolling around and doing strange poses. Her favorite hobby is eating and begging for more food after she’s done. She is a competitive eater and has won countless food-eating competitions, although she generally goes unopposed.

When not eating or rolling around, Coco can be found sleeping in strange positions or cuddled up with her mother. Her favorite TV channel is the Food Network and she is particularly a big fan of Gordon Ramsey. She’s very protective of her space and family and likes to exert her power over other cats, dogs, and chipmunks. She loves the outdoors and likes to lounge around outside soaking up the sun.

Coco loves to make new friends and is constantly talking to anybody who will listen (even if they aren’t listening, she will loudly talk to them). It’s Coco’s dream to one day own a cat food-based restaurant where she will hire cooks, but be the sole manager and customer.

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email office@arlnow.com with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos of your pet.

Each week’s winner receives a sample of dog or cat treats from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, along with $100 in Becky’s Bucks. Becky’s Pet Care, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

by ARLnow.com — November 19, 2014 at 12:00 pm 796 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Mason, a rescue dog that “likes other dogs,” but loves people.

Here’s what owner Kristina had to say:

My name is Mason! I was named after George Mason and am a 4-year-old rescue from a shelter in West Virginia. I think I am a Belgian Shepherd mix, but others tell me that I am also part Akita. I’m not really sure — but I do know that I’m cute!

I like other dogs… but I love people. My favorite activity is relaxing in my yard and looking at the squirrels and occasional deer that walk past my fence. I try to jump over the fence to play with the deer but my large torso won’t quite make it over the top of the fence, so just I watch standing on my two hind legs.

I love to travel and have a favorite toy that I carry around everywhere. I am not easily offended and can do several tricks (one of which is an army crawl), but my favorite trick is taking naps all day long. I also love to sit inside my house and bark when packages are delivered by strangers.

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email office@arlnow.com with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos of your pet.

Each week’s winner receives a sample of dog or cat treats from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, along with $100 in Becky’s Bucks. Becky’s Pet Care, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

by ARLnow.com — November 12, 2014 at 12:00 pm 593 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Brody, a rescue dog in Shirlington who can be found running laps at the Four Mile Run dog park.

Here’s what owner Jeanna had to say about her playful pup:

Brody is a 5-year-old rescue living in Shirlington Village. Before Arlington, Brody attended James Madison Univesity where he helped his mom finish up grad school before making the transition to city life. Brody’s favorite past time is chasing tennis balls and running laps at the Four Mile Run Dog Park. His least favorite thing is the baths that occur after running and swimming at the park!

When not outside playing and chasing squirrels he can be found napping on the couch, gnawing on his favorite bone, or giving thousands of licks to anyone who will sit and stay for him. Brody truly thinks he is a lap dog and all he wants to do is cuddle!

Brody is happiest when surrounded by his human family and dog cousins, Molson the Lab and Sophie the Puggle. It is Brody’s wish to one day have an adopted brother of his own to share in his park adventures and naps with.

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email office@arlnow.com with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos of your pet.

Each week’s winner receives a sample of dog or cat treats from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, along with $100 in Becky’s Bucks. Becky’s Pet Care, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

by ARLnow.com — November 5, 2014 at 12:00 pm 714 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is a cat who speaks softly, but carries a big stick.

Here’s what owner, Charles, had to say about his presidential pussycat:

Teddy Roosevelt is a burly and boisterous young tomcat originally rescued by the Last Chance Animal Shelter. We found him displayed for adoption at Petco, where he seemed to believe he was the store manager (albeit with a cramped office): greeting us politely, giving us a tour, and ordering around his “associates.” He was named for his friendly bossiness, sturdy size — he’s a solid 16 pounds — and of course, his mustache.

Adapting quickly to his new accommodations in an apartment in Waverly Hills, his favorite locale is (what used to be) a serving tray/chessboard on a footstool in the middle of the living room. For this reason, the working title of his autobiography (still in draft) is “From Stray Kitty to Tray Kitty.” The choice of the ottoman may be more than fortuitous, as his ancestry appears to be mainly that of a longhaired Turkish Van.

Teddy enjoys social media (“where nobody knows you’re a cat”), and studying history, but remains puzzled as to why the Constitution failed to require feline representation in the Senate. Like his namesake, Teddy is an avid amateur ornithologist, and enjoys simulated hunting and other vigorous and manly, er catly, pursuits, such as tackling unwary visitors and leaping to the top of refrigerators.

Every morning he insists on an accompanied stroll through the building hallways to survey his domain and take a little exercise. But he also knows how to relax, and likes to spend quality time watching his favorite movie, “Eight-Legged Freaks” to prepare for another day of bug-chasing on the morrow.

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email office@arlnow.com with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos of your pet.

Each week’s winner receives a sample of dog or cat treats from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, along with $100 in Becky’s Bucks. Becky’s Pet Care, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

by Ethan Rothstein — October 29, 2014 at 12:45 pm 609 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Hudson, a rescue dog. He enjoys riding in the car with his owners, particularly if they’re heading to an outdoor festival. But sometimes he just wants to chill out at home in a big pile of pillows.

Here’s a little more from Hudson’s point of view, as translated by his owner, Dayna:

My name is Hudson and I’m a new resident to the Shirlington area in Virginia. I knew a little bit about Arlington before we moved here a couple of months ago, since I was quite fond of the Shirlington dog park visits I would get to take with my parents. Now that we live so close to the Shirlington dog park I try to convince my parents to take me there all the time!

I am like any other ladies man. I love long walks all over the place, dates in the park, meals out with my family, road trips (even all the way to Florida!) and experiencing new things. I am told that I’m very cute, funny, smart and inquisitive.

I really love living in Arlington and am so glad my parents adopted me from Operation Paws almost three years ago now! They even made the move from our condo in Chinatown, D.C. to Shirlington so I could have a backyard to play in all the time. They are the best, and I know I’ll make them proud as the Arlington pet of the week!

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email office@arlnow.com with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos of your pet.

Each week’s winner receives a sample of dog or cat treats from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, along with $100 in Becky’s Bucks. Becky’s Pet Care, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

by Ethan Rothstein — October 22, 2014 at 12:30 pm 578 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Moe, a rescue dog who’s been treated to a posh life of bow ties and posing for paintings, if his photos are any indication.

Here’s what Moe’s owner, Kearsley, had to say about her shaggy, swaggy pooch:

Moe is a shaggy 6-year-old rescue. We think he is part terrier but aren’t really sure. He was one of three puppies; Larry, Curly and Moe. He is a super friendly guy and likes the view of Fairlington from our front door. When he isn’t watching the world go by, he likes to snuggle next to people on the couch. He hasn’t mastered fetch but he is really good at shaking hands.

He has long hair that grows very fast and gets it cut with the same dog clippers used on his human brother’s hair (don’t tell his brother). Because he has so much hair, we are looking into spinning his hair into wool and starting a line of “Moe” hair sweaters.

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email office@arlnow.com with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos of your pet.

Each week’s winner receives a sample of dog or cat treats from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, along with $100 in Becky’s Bucks. Becky’s Pet Care, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

by ARLnow.com — October 15, 2014 at 12:00 pm 797 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Franklin, a rescue pup from Philadelphia named after one of the city’s most prominent historical figures.

Here’s what Frankln’s owner, Josephine, had to say about him:

My name is Franklin, after Benjamin Franklin. I am a 14-month-old rescue from the greater Philadelphia area. They say I am a Jack Russell/Beagle mix, but when I look in the mirror I see some Shepherd in there too!

I just moved to Arlington from Wilmington, Del. I miss all my friends from my old park, but am making lots of new friends at the Fort Barnard bark park. My favorite activity is getting my friends to chase me around. While I look small, I surprise all the other dogs with my speed and deer-like reflexes! I also love to cuddle, look very innocent and carry my toy lion around my house.

Unlike other pups my age, I have been to some pretty cool places. Last Christmas I took a very long car ride to Golden, Colo. I visited my cousins and the Coors Factory! I get to visit the beach and frequently attend brunch. I am a graduate of kindergarten and basic training! Someday soon I hope to master a handshake and more advanced tricks!

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email office@arlnow.com with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos of your pet.

Each week’s winner receives a sample of dog or cat treats from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, along with $100 in Becky’s Bucks. Becky’s Pet Care, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

by ARLnow.com — October 8, 2014 at 12:30 pm 890 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Jeff, a snaggletoothed Rhodesian Ridgeback/Boxer mix, whose amusing name “fits his personality to a tee.”

Here’s what Jeff’s owner, Ben, had to say:

Jeff is a rescued, snaggletoothed 9-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback/Boxer mix, or as we call him, “a wonderful brown dog.” Jeff’s very human-sounding name fits his laid-back and personable demeanor to a tee, and he can often be found sprawled lackadaisically by his window-side bed. Don’t be fooled by his age or his chill-vibes, though, because Jeff can still hold his own – chasing squirrels, frisbees, or any myriad of other menacing rolling/jumping/running objects.

Famed among friends and family as “the best behaved dog,” Jeff is often welcomed as part of special events. Jeff was most recently honored by taking part in his parents’ wedding party – donning his finest doggy-bow-tie and finding his way into a few photos in Bon Air Park. Jeff is also always a favorite at nieces and nephews birthday parties.

After living nearly 5 years in Arlington, Jeff has recently relocated just south of the border in Alexandria, but still considers himself an active part of the Arlington-pup scene – making frequent appearances in Shirlington.

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email office@arlnow.com with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos of your pet.

Each week’s winner receives a sample of dog or cat treats from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, along with $100 in Becky’s Bucks. Becky’s Pet Care, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

by Ethan Rothstein — October 1, 2014 at 12:00 pm 550 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Luna, a cat with so much fur, her owners “could comb enough off her to make felted finger puppets.”

Here’s what her owner, Talia had to say about her furry feline:

This is Luna. She is a 5-year-old cat with the playfulness of a kitten. We got Luna when she was 2 years old. She is completely white and long-haired and has green eyes. We believe she is a Turkish Van. We adopted Luna from a woman who already had other cats and dogs which made Luna very unhappy.

She loves chasing hair ties and pom-poms, licking our toes and bird watching. She also loves just being around people and listening to the family playing the piano. Luna also loves to clean herself. She may be an indoor cat but she is obsessed with grooming and is always happy to be brushed and petted. Luna has so much fur, we could comb enough off her to make felted finger puppets.

Luna loves her new home and is truly a wonderfully happy cat.

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email office@arlnow.com with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos of your pet.

Each week’s winner receives a sample of dog or cat treats from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, along with $100 in Becky’s Bucks. Becky’s Pet Care, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

by ARLnow.com — September 24, 2014 at 11:30 am 675 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Linus, a puppy who might have had too good of a time at Sunday’s Pups and Pilsners event in Crystal City.

Linus and his owner, Emily, are proud winners of the Pups and Pilsners social media photo contest, which recorded 31 separate entries from four-legged attendees and their beer-sampling leash holders. They will receive beaucoup Becky’s Bucks from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, as well as the unofficial title of Dog King of Crystal City.

Here’s what Emily has to say about her friendly fido:

This is my new puppy Linus. He is a brand new addition to the family. He is about 5 months old and a beagle/bassett mix possibly. He was staying at a pet boarding facility and needed a forever home. At first, I tried to get some friends to adopt him but I just couldn’t resist his face and he was mine after only a few hours. He came into a home with 2 dogs already and he is loving every minute of it!

As the baby of the family, he likes to rile up big brother Blue and big sister Pixie and engage them in play. They usually comply and sometimes at night it sounds like a church choir in the house. The 3 of them have been getting along pretty well so far. Occasionally Blue and Pixie put Linus in his place but he is always determined to keep up. When he is not playing with his brother and sister, he likes to hang out on the couch and cuddle. He is very laid back without a care in the world. Of course, as a beagle, he follows his nose everywhere. He was having a blast at Pups and Pilsners with all the new scents. His nose hasn’t gotten him into too much trouble yet, but it’s only a matter of time before he finds himself in hot water.

I can’t wait to see where life takes us with Linus. He has already made our house more lively (and noisy). He is such a sweet dog and has so much love to give. I’m glad we could give him all that love in return.

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email office@arlnow.com with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos of your pet.

Each week’s winner receives a sample of dog or cat treats from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, along with $100 in Becky’s Bucks. Becky’s Pet Care, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

by ARLnow.com — September 17, 2014 at 12:30 pm 806 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Meatball, a mutt who’s showing his new owners “how to have a dog.”

Here’s what owner Jayne had to say about her family’s first pooch:

Our family adopted Meatball (mutt, but maybe beagle mix?) from the Animal Welfare League of Arlington and brought him home on July 8. He had been rescued from West Virginia and fostered with his six brothers and sisters (all with meat names like Pork Chop, T-Bone and Snausage) at Woofs! training and boarding center.

My husband and I never had dogs growing up and often told people “we don’t know how to have a dog.” Our kids started asking for a puppy a couple of years ago, but we waited until they were older and less high-maintenance before we took the plunge. Meatball was only 8 weeks old when we brought him home. We read books, pamphlets, called Woofs and the AWLA, as well as our dog-owning friends for advice on training and housebreaking. We enrolled him in puppy kindergarten and regularly attend the puppy socials at Woofs in Ballston.

So far so good! Meatball has been a wonderful addition to our family. By day three he was allowed on the couch, even though I said I wouldn’t let him up there. He has yet to climb onto a bed, but I am guessing that is next. He loves to chew on things, including my 6-year-old son’s shorts (while he is wearing them), so we have a lot of pigs’ ears and chew toys lying around. He is mostly housetrained and will even bark when he needs to go out.

Speaking of barking, dinner time is really loud, as he wants to eat whatever we are eating instead of his own food. He has learned “sit” and will play fetch, but only with a Frisbee type toy. He can be naughty and will snatch my daughter’s favorite stuffed animals and go hide under a bed occasionally. He is pretty happy with his crate and will even go into it at night on his own to go to sleep. We have been trying to keep him up late to let him out and have plowed through almost five seasons of Breaking Bad to pass the time. Unfortunately, he still gets up at 5 a.m., weekends included, but we’ll keep him, and our kids are excited to have a new little “brother.”

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email office@arlnow.com with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos of your pet.

Each week’s winner receives a sample of dog or cat treats from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, along with $100 in Becky’s Bucks. Becky’s Pet Care, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

by ARLnow.com — September 10, 2014 at 11:25 am 632 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Penny, a Portuguese Water Dog, just like the two owned by the country’s First Family.

Here’s what owner Nick had to say about his presidential pup:

Penny is a wavy-coated Portuguese Water Dog who is originally from the Richmond area (where my wife and I met in college) and has been with us in Arlington since she was 8 weeks old. A great thing about her breed is that she does not shed, and therefore is hypo-allergenic. She is a very happy, playful, and chatty dog. She is very intelligent, so much to the point that she can easily manipulate us in order to get more treats!

Penny’s favorite places are the Clarendon dog park and on of any of our furniture, particularly if she is also laying on or in between pillows. Her favorite past times are being chased around the house with a toy(s) in her mouth and trying to catch rabbits and squirrels. She now has a very young, two month old little human sister who she is very good with and licks at any chance she gets!

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email office@arlnow.com with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos of your pet.

Each week’s winner receives a sample of dog or cat treats from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, along with $100 in Becky’s Bucks. Becky’s Pet Care, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.

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