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by ARLnow.com — May 20, 2015 at 12:00 pm 1,055 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Ahri, a feisty but adorable Shiba Inu puppy who resides in Pentagon City.

Here’s what Ahri’s owner, Jane, had to say about her:

Ahri is a 13 week old Shiba Inu, although we’re pretty sure she’s actually just a fox. She was born in Salisbury, NC, the hometown of Cheerwine. She brought with her a lot of cheer and even more whine. Since moving into the apartment, Ahri has taken claim of the living room, forcing her cat brother, Abner, to slink around the room to his food.  There have been a few close encounters, but Abner has picked up some stealth moves.

What we love most about Ahri is her outgoing personality and how she dives head first into everything, literally. Ahri loves peanut butter and meeting new people, preferably both at the same time. Her absolute favorite spot is a shelf on the coffee table. The day she grows too big to fit there will probably be the worst day of her life.

Ahri enjoys an active Arlington lifestyle including long walks on the RiverHouse trail, attending a local running group (although it’s hard to call what she does running), and playing with her two best friends, London and Hazel. One of her many accolades includes being featured in a local political campaign where she did her best to live up to her doge predecessors. In her spare time she tweets @WhatDoesAhriSay.

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] 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 — May 13, 2015 at 11:30 am 728 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Riley the Rogue, who has mastered the art of stealing food from his owner’s counters.

Here’s what his owner had to say about him:

Hey ARLnow, I’m Riley the Rogue! I was adopted one year ago this very month from Homeward Trails. My folks didn’t realize that the phrase “shepherd/collie” was not a Rin Tin Tin and Lassie combo. I’m half-Australian Shepherd and half-Border Collie. Hah! I’m a one-and-a-half-year-old teenager living with two older girl dogs, Dakota (12) and Katie (9). Thanks to my incredibly exuberant nature, I’ve put them both into their second puppyhoods now. No need to thank me.

While I showed how smart I am by taking first place in obedience training last August, my best talent is mastering the art of counter-surfing. I have long legs so I can reach all of that counter, babe! Yessirree … I share my prizes with my girls too. They adore me. My parents, however, seem a little put out about it.

My best theft yet was a full third of the uncooked stuffing in the pan this past Thanksgiving Day! I consider it my best as I had just figured out silence in thieving is golden. But they love me. How could they not? I’m a handsome cream puff of a dude! And when I roll over and give you those big baby brown eyes, you’ll melt. Trust me. Just trust me!

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week?[email protected] 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 — May 6, 2015 at 12:30 pm 933 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Nico, a “spunky” boxer mix who weighs 70 pounds and goes by “Little Man.”

Here’s what owners Kelly and Ian had to say about their precocious pup:

Meet Nico, a spunky bundle of love that isn’t quite aware of his size or strength. He still likes to think of himself as a lap dog, much to the dismay of our laps. He loves his new little sister, Avery, who giggles every time he licks her toes. He also loves shoes, fleece blankets, and pacifiers! Some combination is probably in his stomach at this very moment. He hates trash trucks, our mailman, and most men with beards (except for David, his beloved dog walker).

Nico, or “Little Man,” as we often call him, was adopted from A Forever Home last April. He turned 1 in January. His mom was a boxer and dad is a mystery, although we are pretty sure there is some kind of hound in there (on account of the spots on his nose and the howl he makes when we leave him). He just recently weighed in at almost 70 pounds, and we’re thinking — OK hoping — he’s about done growing.

Nico is very talented. He sits, shakes, high fives, and retreats to his crate at the shake of a treat bag. He can also hide all of his toys under the couch, make the contents of a trash can disappear, and create a work of art with his dirty paws. His sad old man eyes always tell us that he is very very sorry. He will always be our first baby, and we love him!

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? [email protected] 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 — April 29, 2015 at 12:00 pm 804 0

This week’s Arlington Pet(s) of the Week are Bo and Lane, two brothers rescued from under a bush in Pennsylvania.

Here’s what owners Matt and Liz had to say about their sibling pets:

Bowman (Bo) and Lane were found by Matt hiding under a bush alongside the road in middle-of-nowhere Pennsylvania. They were only 2-3 weeks old. Since being rescued that day, they have lived the posh, North Arlington lifestyle for nearly 4 years.

Bo has a sleek, grey coat and wing-tipped ears. He is a handsome devil, yet a total mama’s boy, drama king who thinks he is still a kitten. His favorite activities include pouncing on moving objects, leaping to tall heights, chewing on things he’s not supposed to, and meowing when people raise their voices. He also has a bottomless pit for a stomach and is not afraid to head-butt his parents while they are sleeping to let them know he’s hungry!

Lane has white, tuxedo fur on his chest and tummy that is softer than a cloud. He is constantly purring in between his inquisitive meows. Despite his sweet disposition, the hunter of the family also likes to leave gifts, whether a toy mouse or balled up socks, on the bedroom floor every morning in exchange for his breakfast. Other hobbies include running into the hallway to greet strangers, hiding from the vacuum cleaner, and beating up his brother when mom and dad aren’t home.

Each cat has his respective spot on the couch for watching “Law & Order: SVU” or the current season of the Real World/Road Rules Challenge, Lane with mom and Bo with dad. And when it’s time for bed, they switch and Bo sleeps under mom’s arm while Lane keeps dad’s feet warm. It’s times like these that Matt and Liz wonder if they truly adopted these furry gentlemen or if it was the other way around!

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? [email protected] 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 — April 22, 2015 at 1:00 pm 897 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Lane, a mixed-breed rescue dog who is afraid of floor lamps.

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

Lane is a 3-and-a-half-year-old mixed breed that I believe is a pitbull/whippet mix. Ryan, her owner, rescued her while he was getting his Bachelor’s Degree from Virginia Tech, hence she’s named after the Hokie’s Lane Stadium.

Lane is a playful dog that loves having fun with other dogs and chasing after squirrels while going for walks on the Bluemont Junction trail behind her house. Lane’s favorite activity is going on hikes and running through the woods in the Blue Ridge Mountains while she is visiting her grandparents’ house during the holidays. She is a very quiet dog and hardly ever barks, unless it is at the mailman. The roommates in our house recently got several remote control helicopters and she enjoys watching them fly around and attempting to snag them when they fly too low.

For some reason, Lane’s biggest fear is floor lamps. She is always checking on them to make sure they haven’t moved. We spoil Lane by allowing her on the furniture, and she uses that privilege to its fullest extent. Unlike some other dogs, she is excellent in the car, she just curls up and enjoys the ride. Any time myself or any of my roommates come home from work, Lane gets extremely excited and always needs to pick up an item in her mouth while relentlessly wagging her tail.  The first item she usually picks up is her bone, and if that is not within sight, she will pick up some very unconventional items, such as blankets, shoes, or socks.

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] 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 — April 15, 2015 at 12:30 pm 848 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Eleanor Mittens, a tabby cat who “might be a ninja in training.”

Here’s what owners Sarah and Shaun had to say about their athletic animal:

This is Eleanor Mittens, our 2-year-old domestic short-hair tabby, though her small stature and playful nature have earned her the moniker “forever kitten.” She was adopted at PetSmart as a rescue kitten from Last Chance Animal Rescue in Waldorf, Md., and shares a birthday with her adoptive cat-dad.

Eleanor is tremendously athletic, racing around the house and building obstacle courses out of cat furniture, people furniture, laundry baskets, and whatever else she can think of to leap over or jump onto. She might be a ninja in training, as she is also quite adept at sneak attacks. Her all-time favorite toy has been with her since her kitten days — it is a stick with brown feathers at the end, which she will chase and carry around in her mouth like a dog. She is very affectionate and especially enjoys being cuddled in the kitchen.

As a truly modern kitty, Eleanor is also quite tech-savvy. She enjoys borrowing an iPad on occasion to play games (Cat Toys 3D in particular), watch videos with her people, or to snap the occasional selfie. Eleanor is a constant source of amusement to us, and we hope her photos and story bring a smile to your face as well.

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] 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 — April 8, 2015 at 11:30 am 787 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Puff, a transplant from Ohio who’s getting used to Arlington’s urban environment.

Here’s what owner Emily had to say:

Puff, a 4-year old “yorkipoo,” was born on a farm in Ohio. She was initially skeptical of urban living (we had to teach her to walk on surfaces other than grass), but she now embraces the city life. Puff enjoys the smells, sights, and sounds of Pentagon City, Clarendon, and Shirlington — a few of her favorite destinations.

Puff is often mistaken for a puppy due to her diminutive size, exuberant energy, and (sometimes) juvenile etiquette. But Puff approaches her job as watchdog with unmatched maturity. She loves to spend the day on a “throne” of pillows perched atop the sofa, where she has a perfect view of her front yard and street. No car, jogger, dog, or blowing leaf escapes her watchful eye, and she dutifully alerts us to every movement and sound. On her daily patrols of the neighborhood, she ensures that no squirrel goes unchased and no smell is overlooked.

After a hard day’s work, Puff enjoys cuddling up with her parents for some nice tummy scratches (and lots of treats).

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] 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 — April 1, 2015 at 1:00 pm 2,700 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Rufus, “the most adorable dog in the world” with a serious drinking problem.

Here’s what owner Ted had to say about his home’s inebriated inhabitant:

Rufus is the sweetest dog in the world. He loves running around our apartment and fetching tennis balls. Rufus is a quiet dog most of the time; he almost never barks and is perfectly house broken. Whenever one of us is having a terrible day, we cuddle up next to Rufus and take a quick nap on his warm belly. He loves to cuddle and will sleep outside my door if I don’t let him in the bed.

What I love most about Rufus is that he is the perfect dog for Arlington. He is low maintenance — you pretty much don’t even have to feed him — and you can leave him in the apartment for long stretches of time and not really worry too much about it.

Rufus, however, has a more mischievous side as well. He loves to play pranks on us. Some might say that he has a “drinking problem,” but we think it’s more just a phase. He has the cutest nightly ritual where he drinks copious amounts of hard liquor and passes out on the floor. Despite his many flaws and inability to move independently, we still love him like a member of the family. Please make Rufus, the most adorable dog in the world, Arlington’s Pet of the Week.

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] 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 — March 25, 2015 at 12:30 pm 1,001 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Rudy, a labradoodle transplant from Portland who ditched the “hipster lifestyle” to move to, according to one metric, the seventh-most hipster city in America.

Here’s what owner Noah had to say:

This here is Rudy. He’s a labradoodle from outside of Portland who decided that the west-coast “hipster lifestyle” wasn’t exactly for him (although he has been know to curl up in a flannel to read Hemingway every so often).

Named in part for the classic 1993 motivational football movie, Rudy is a natural athlete. He can be found at the Clarendon Dog Park running laps, or swimming in Four Mile Run, or just chasing bunnies in the yard. After a long day, however, Rudy is always down for a cuddle (so long as he gets three-quarters of the bed).

In the case that any eligible bachelorette pups are reading this, Rudy can be easily wooed with empty water bottles and salmon jerky. And while he is a mama’s boy, he definitely knows how to let loose and have fun.

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] 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 — March 18, 2015 at 12:15 pm 1,513 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Mr. Waffles, who his owners say would sound and look “just like Matthew McConaughey” if he were human.

Here’s what owner Grace wrote on behalf of her deliciously named pup:

Howdy! My name is Waffles, and I’m a Southern gentleman from rural South Carolina. After being rescued by Homeward Trails, I was immediately adopted by two lovely ladies (what can I say — with these doe eyes and sparkling smile, I can easily melt even the coldest of hearts). I’m a 4-year-old miniature lab mix, and I enjoy the simple things in life — good company and good eats! I also am just a tad fancy — I have a penchant for wearing bow ties, and I’m usually sporting some trendy ensemble from Barks Brothers.

When I’m extremely happy or content, I like to snort like a pig! My joyful attitude always brightens others’ days. I am a favorite in my apartment building, and I can usually be found carrying one of my many felt squeaky toys in the building’s dog park. My hobbies are: sleeping on the couch, ignoring my cat brother Pancake, dancing to Nat King Cole (a fellow soulful crooner), and receiving Wylie Wagg treats! My owners always say that if I was human, I would probably sound/look just like Matthew McConaughey.

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] 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 — March 11, 2015 at 1:45 pm 1,235 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Dewey, a rescue dog who gets his love of reading from his librarian owner.

Here’s what mom Jessica had to say about her academic animal:

Hi, I’m Dewey! My parents adopted me in September from Homeward Trails. The main antagonist of my storyline, the vet, says I’m about 9 months old. My mom was finishing getting her degree in library sciences from the University of Maryland at the time, so they named me Dewey (after the decimal system, naturally).

I told them to “call me Ishmael,” but whatever.

I’m just your run-of-the-paper-mill canine. My folks think I’ve got some Australian Shepherd in me, with a bit of mystery mixed in. I love the classics — visits from granny, belly rubs from mom, hopping on pop, and chewing on socks (that one’s still pretty novel to me). Mom and dad put me in day care, where I get to play with my best friends. The other guys aren’t much for reading, but they sure are a bunch of characters.

My favorite books include “Green Eggs and Ham,” “If you Give a Mouse a Cookie,” “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” and “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” You don’t have to be a Sherlock to figure this out, but since I’m still a young adult, I’m ALWAYS hungry. I can’t wait for it to be warm again so that I can stretch out on the grass with a one of my good reads, good snacks and a good scratch!

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] 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 — March 4, 2015 at 2:00 pm 588 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Buffy, a cat who shares no relation to a certain vampire-slaying teenager.

Here’s what owner Rose had to say:

We found this delightful blonde bombshell at the Arlington Animal Shelter in Shirlington. She had not been at the shelter long, and stood out like a movie star. For being part of the orange tabby line, she is more buff-colored, and so the name Buffy. I tried to call her Buffy-Bull’s Eye due to her odd circular stripes — just “Buffy” seemed not grand enough — but neither the vet nor my husband would go along.

She is medium-hair, and her fur is luxuriously thick. I have no trouble finding a cat sitter: everyone is enamored of her. With an indoor cat, owners go out of their way to keep the cat from sleeping so much and getting dull. Luckily, Buffy likes window sills. Buffy has a cozy nap and look-out place on my desk against the window: add an old beach towel and desk lamp and she’s got the good life. The other nap place is her round fleece “snuggy,” which we are afraid she will soon outgrow.

“The Buffer” keeps us laughing; after eating, she scratches at newspapers or whatever is under her plate to cover her food, I guess. But the oddest and funniest thing she does is how she comes running when I’m changing sheets. As I’m flapping the clean sheet in the air, she makes it to the bedroom and is under the sheet before it can fall flat on the bed! My husband and I collapse laughing, and then have to remove Buffy to the den until the bed is made. “Cats want to be where you are” and it is so true with Buffy.

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] 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 — February 25, 2015 at 12:00 pm 981 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Noor, an Australian shepherd/husky mix with different color eyes and the ability to tap dance “like Fred Astaire.”

Here’s what owner Lydia had to say about her rescue pup:

This is Noor, short for the term “light within” in Farsi, and she totally demonstrates how bright her personality is!

Noor was found happily roaming freely through the woods of West Virginia ridden with ticks and burrs before someone spotted her (likely thinking she was a coyote), and called Animal Control. She was quickly transferred to the Animal Welfare League of Arlington and her unique face was posted on their Facebook Page suggesting she would be up for adoption.

As luck would have it, she randomly appeared on my news feed, and I filled out an application to adopt her! It was like a Match.com commercial; I fell in love at first sight!

Noor is just over 1 year old. She is the smartest Australian shepherd/husky mix who will gladly shake your hand upon meeting you. She snuggles like a sausage in the blankets, tap dances like Fred Astaire, and will sing you a tune when she’s feeling frisky.

Noor has a gentle Boxer boyfriend named Apollo and she enjoys convertible car rides in any season. She has shined a light in our lives, and has been a blessing in every way.

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] 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 — February 18, 2015 at 12:30 pm 709 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is George, a curious kitten who’s currently hunkering down for his first winter.

Here’s what owners Scott and Jami had to say:

George is a 6-month-old Lynx Point Siamese kitten from the Rockingham County, N.C., Animal Shelter where his human grandmother volunteers. As his name might imply, George is as curious as the cartoon monkey. He recently experienced his first snow in the Columbia Forest neighborhood of Arlington. He spent the holidays meeting extended family and friends for the first time and managed to refrain from scaling the Christmas tree. (Author’s note: Good kitty!)

One of George’s favorite pastimes is stalking his beloved prey, a Carolina blue stuffed bear. He also enjoys waiting patiently for the ice maker gods to drop ice cubes from high above for him to scoot across the kitchen floor. George will likely be a writer-type when he grows up, as he can produce a pen from seemingly nowhere. They mysteriously go missing but George always seems to find them in the oddest places. After intense bursts of playful energy, George enjoys lounging by the fire or on the laps of his adopted parents, Scott and Jami.

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] 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 — February 11, 2015 at 12:00 pm 1,158 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Oreo, a delicious dog who has “taken a liking to Sam Adams beer.”

This is what Oreo’s owner, Ron, had to say:

When I’m not busy trying to avoid being dunked in a tall glass of milk, or figuring out ways to legally change my name so I can avoid that whole issue in the first place, I enjoy hanging out with my canine friends in Clarendon. While ladies always comment on the “dogs” that are out in the local establishments, I don’t think they are referring to me and my friends as they are always happy to see me.

My best quality is making people smile. Even grumpy people going to work in the morning sometimes cheer up when they see me. I love traveling to new places and have explored many local parks. I really love the snow and can’t wait to stick my face in it, especially after a fresh bath.

I’ve also developed a refined palette and have taken a liking to Sam Adams beer as you can see. I’m hopefully I might get a brother; rumor has it Snicker Doodle might be heading to my house in the near future.

I do lots of tricks, but something unique I do is the Michael Jackson moonwalk. That’s right, I moonwalk! I can send a video of that too if you’d like to see it. I have to admit, it’s pretty cool.

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] 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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