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by ARLnow.com — October 15, 2014 at 12:00 pm 783 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.

by ARLnow.com — September 3, 2014 at 11:30 am 749 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Riley, a rescue pit bull mix who was depressed and skinny when he was adopted, but now is a proud “mama’s boy.”

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

Riley is a 2 1/2 year old American bulldog/pit bull mix. His owners adopted him from a rescue organization called Mutts Matter when he was 1 1/2 years old after seeing their profile of him as the Rescue Profile of the week on The Falls Church Patch. He was raised with his bff, a Chihuahua, and they were both surrendered together. The Chihuahua was adopted quickly but Riley wasn’t, so he got really depressed, stopped eating and lost a bunch of weight. When his owners saw him, they knew he needed a good home.

Now he is in a loving home where his owners shower him with love and attention. His favorite activities involve sleeping on the couch, sleeping in his bed and sleeping on the hallway rug. You always know where he is because he snorts like a pig non-stop, but he hardly ever barks. He loves going for walks with his owners in the evenings after work to explore the neighborhood and areas like Great Falls on the weekend where he sniffs everything.

Riley is very intelligent and responds to all commands. He will go to his crate when told, although his owners leave him out of it all day. He loves playing with his mom’s two little cousins who are 5 and 7 years old and his dad’s friend’s daughters who are 2 1/2 and 1 year old, and running around his grandma’s backyard. He is a good project partner, providing tons of snoring noises while you do work as he sleeps next to you. He puts up with his mom dressing him in costumes and clothes because he is a mama’s boy and follows her everywhere.

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 — August 27, 2014 at 12:00 pm 748 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Romeo, a 10-year-old Havanese who is “a true gentleman,” except to Capulets.

Here’s what Romeo’s owner, Amy had to say about her star-crossed critter:

Romeo, a 10-year-old Havanese, has lived with his family in Arlington since he was just a puppy. His name was chosen by one of his owners, who was studying “Romeo and Juliet” in her high school English class at the time.

Romeo is a fun-loving dog who is well-loved by his neighbors (dog and human) and is friendly to all. Romeo is almost always happy, especially when on long walks or chewing the ears off his stuffed animals (once the ears are destroyed, he generally loses interest in the toy). The only times you’ll catch Romeo distressed are during thunderstorms, when he usually takes refuge under a bed or chair, and after his summer trim, when he feels embarrassed of his shorter cut. He sulks around for an hour or so before he remembers that we love him regardless.

Overall, Romeo is quite the family man and a true gentleman. When there was a new addition to the family, Romeo often brought the baby his toys and left them as an offering at her crib. He also regularly brings his food to the foot of the table and eats with the family. We couldn’t ask for a better pup.

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 — August 20, 2014 at 12:00 pm 688 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Duke, an unfortunately named retriever mix, considering his owner is a graduate of the University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill.

Here’s what Tar Heel Chris had to say about his pooch:

I am submitting the following bio for our dog “Duke” to be considered for Pet of the Week. He is a 3-year-old retriever/Aussie mix. He is a shelter dog from Lucky Dog Animal rescue that I adopted for my wife for our wedding day. His name was a slight issue given that I am a UNC grad but I try to refer to him as “The Duke.”

He loves the local dog park and hanging out with the staff at Trader Joe’s. Scott Run Park has become one of his favorite places to go swimming. Even though I thought he would be a rough and tough shelter dog, he REALLY loves to spoil himself at Wiley Wag with their treats/toys/dog ice cream.

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 — August 13, 2014 at 12:15 pm 785 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Rockne, also known as “The Rock,” a former show dog who loves to give “man hugs.”

Here’s more from Rockne’s owner, Kelly:

Rockne, aka “The Rock” or “The Beast,” is a retired show dog who is now living the good life in suburban A-town.

He is a purebred Dalmatian who was kicked off the show circuit once he was decidedly not destined to be a grand champion. His show dog struts have been replaced by long frolics through the neighborhood and afternoon naps.

The Rock gets his name from legendary Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne. Rockne deeply loves his family and his preferred method of greeting is with the “man hug” (standing on his hind legs and hugging with his front ones).

Rockne has also taken part in the capturing of criminals, such as when he helped take down a neighborhood thief. Some of Rockne’s favorite things include belly rubs, hikes on Teddy Roosevelt Island, and greeting his master after work.

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 — August 6, 2014 at 12:30 pm 700 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Clementine, a “rag-doll cat” who like to hang at least half of her body off surfaces on which she’s lying.

Here’s what owner Roxanne had to say:

This is Clementine, she is a 3-year-old black and white long-haired kitty. She was brought home from the Shirlington SPCA when she was 3 months old, and it was instant love! We’re not certain what kind of cat she is, but we suspect she may resemble something called a rag-doll cat. She loves to hang her body over any surface possible, and prefers when at least half her body is hanging off.

Her favorite hobbies are curling up on her favorite fluffy blanket, basking in the sunlight on the balcony, chasing bugs, and playing with her laser pointer. She has a very quiet meow, but she is very talkative, and love to be pet and lay in laps. Since her hair is so long, she loves a good brushing, to keep her coat nice and soft!

Clementine loves her home, and is a true Arlingtonian!

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 — July 30, 2014 at 12:00 pm 1,403 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Blitzen, a Samoyed who likes to chase after bunnies, both real and stuffed.

Here’s what owner Jason had to say about his Siberian dog:

Blitzen is a 3-year old Samoyed who has spent his entire life in Arlington. He is named after one of Santa’s reindeer since Samoyeds are used to herd real reindeer in Siberia. After living in Clarendon as a puppy, Blitzen moved to Lyon Village a year and a half ago, where he enjoys chasing the many bunnies in the neighborhood on his walks.

When he isn’t chasing real bunnies around the neighborhood with his owners in tow, Blitzen likes to run around his yard with his favorite toy — yes, a stuffed bunny. He loves to show it to anybody who walks past his yard and especially likes it when you chase him to try and get the bunny.

While he loved all the snow last winter in Arlington, this summer has been a little hot for him! Luckily, he recently took up swimming in the water at the Clarendon dog park to stay cool. He also loves to cruise around in the car with his head hanging out the window and, if he’s lucky, take in a Nats game every now and again.

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 — July 23, 2014 at 12:00 pm 739 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week, Gracie, was rescued during the Derecho storm in 2012, lured to her new owners with French fries.

Here’s what one rescuer, Mills, had to say about her feline friend:

I took a chance and bravely walked up to my future mom and dad during the 100+ degree days of Derecho 2012. All she had were French fries and I was glad that she shared that. I was a year-old (according the vet), scrawny, runny-eyed, starving, flea-bitten kitten. Mom rushed me to the vet that same day to get me cleaned up and arranged for my “innards” to be fixed without my permission. That nice vet also had to treat me for allergies that, to this day, I have never been able to shake. But no matter, I have a home, toys, food, love, and bedding that make up for it.

The vet thought I may have some “Russian Blue” blood in me based upon my handsome looks, velvety coat, voracious appetite, and overall personality.

My mom constantly reminds me that, “I need a job.” Personally I think my 4 times a day eating habits are fine. I then remind her that I was once worshipped by kings and pharaohs.

As you can see, I am very active and I provide round-the-clock entertainment and love (for a small price of food and treats, of course). I try to engage my 13-year old brothers, but they are having none of it… which leads me to entertain the parental units or just myself. Little did my parents know the love, comfort, mischief, and humor that I would bring to this household. I thank God and them for rescuing me from the mean streets and harsh temperatures of Derecho.

(P.S. Mom still lets me have a “fry” once in a while.)

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 — July 16, 2014 at 11:00 am 606 0

This week’s Arlington Pet(s) of the Week are a trifecta of rescue cats in Azalia, Pluto and Finn, all with different personalities.

Here’s what owner Amy had to say about her team of felines:

These kitties are Azalia (dilute tortie), Pluto (dark gray and white), and Finn (orange tabby). They come from Alabama and North Carolina but have been living in Arlington for between four and six years. They are all rescue kitties with different stories.

Azalia is 7 years old and was her mom’s first kitty. They did everything together, but when they moved to Arlington, this boy starting horning in on their time together. After giving him the stink eye for a few months, Azalia decided he was OK and he’s now her human dad. She likes to play with crinkle balls, lay in the sun in her tower, chatter at birds, and be brushed.

Pluto is 5 years old and was raised in a dorm room in North Carolina until she came to live with her mom and Azalia. She took to her (future) human dad right away, and was so fond of her people that she insisted on waking everyone up at 4 a.m. all summer while dad studied for the bar. She is a sassy lady and wears her girth well. She loves to be petted, to help mom work on the computer, to go nuts for catnip, and to take naps with Azalia on the dining room table.

Finn was also raised in North Carolina until he came to live in Arlington. His mom had always wanted an orange tabby, and she got a handful in Finn. He revels in being a little devil with a huge personality. When he’s not wrestling Pluto or climbing everything in sight, he loves to snuggle and spends his nights in bed between mom and dad. He loves his dad and they do all sorts of acrobatics together like cat-fro, cattering ram, cattling gun, and cat bicep curls.

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 — July 9, 2014 at 12:30 pm 1,142 0

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Pip, a Frisbee-obsessed rescue dog that can make you “feel like a complete jerk” if you don’t play with him.

Here’s what Pip’s owner, Camille, had to say about him:

Pip was adopted from the Washington D.C. Humane Society in the fall of 2012. He was found as a puppy running around a parking lot in Anacostia. We are not totally sure what breed he is but we think he is a Husky/Collie mix. Once he made himself at home in Arlington, he discovered his real passion: Frisbee.

Pip can be found with four to five Frisbees in his mouth at all times and will often drop them on your face in the morning ready to play. His favorite move is to creep up behind you while you are watching TV or cooking dinner, drop the Frisbees on the floor next to you then dash out the doggy door forcing you to either throw him the Frisbees or feel like a complete jerk.

Pip loves to hike and swim at Roosevelt Island. Unlike most dogs, he enjoys riding in the car and will often try to sneak out the door after you just to ride along. When Pip was a puppy, he somehow managed to chew up a large L.L. Bean braided rug while still in his crate. Pip is extremely loving and happy but will never be able to understand the deep hatred our cats feel toward 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.

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