Arlington Pet of the Week: Roo

by ARLnow.com February 13, 2013 at 2:45 pm 1,286 24 Comments

Meet Roo, our latest Arlington Pet of the Week. This playful rabbit is waiting to be adopted at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Read more about Roo here. From the AWLA’s write-up:

February is Adopt a Shelter Rabbit Month!

Rabbits make wonderful companions because of their social and curious nature. They are intelligent, easy to litter train, and can even learn tricks. This Valentine’s Day, consider bringing home one of these gentle and silly souls to become part of your family.

Roo would love to be your Valentine all year long. With his soft velvety coat, he’s as handsome as he is loving. He is a 5 year old, neutered male Rex rabbit. Rex rabbits can have a feisty side and are very smart. He has great litterbox habits and loves a good nose rub. He would love a nice big rabbit-proofed room or large pen for his new home, and lots of toys and snuggles.

If you are interested in adopting Roo or any of our other rabbits up for adoption, please come to the Animal Welfare League of Arlington! Want to learn more about rabbits as companions? The website http://www.rabbit.org is a wonderful resource for all things bunny.

The Arlington Pet of the Week is sponsored by Dogma Bakery, which has locations at The Village at Shirlington (2772 S. Arlington Mill Drive) and the Lee Harrison Shopping Center (2445 N. Harrison Street).

Want your pet to be considered to be the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] Each week’s winner receives either a $25 Dogma gift card or a prize from another pet-related business.

  • WeiQiang


  • drax

    Rabbits? In Arlington? What’s next, chickens?

  • Ralph

    Delicious! Cooked in a red wine, perhaps?

  • CrystalMikey

    Love the fact you spotlighted an animal that needs a home!

  • Glenn Close

    I won’t be ignored, Dan!

  • drax

    If you’ve rabbit-proofed your home, doesn’t that mean you want to keep rabbits out?

    • ArLater

      Most of the times when people have babies they say they’ve child proofed their home. Meaning it is safe so babies can harm themselves. I believe that same context works here too…

      • ARL

        Never seen a baby-proofed house where a baby hadn’t found it’s way in either.

      • Swag

        Why do you want to hurt babies?

        • ArLater

          Haha, fair enough, its the end of the day..

          **Can’t harm…

  • SomeGuy

    Does AWLA get the $25 prize from Dogma each time their rescue animals get the weekly feature?

    • Dogma works with AWLA to highlight a pet in need of adoption every month. The prizes are for readers whose pets are chosen at the Pet of the Week.

      • SomeGuy

        Makes sense. If I’m being a stickler though, this language is unclear when you’re declaring an AWLA pet the week’s “winner”:
        “Each week’s winner receives either a $25 Dogma gift card or a prize from another pet-related business.”

  • How sad! Poor thing – I hope he is adopted soon! Would be a great pet for pre-teens
    I had a bunny growing up and i loved him!

    • Hank

      Pre-teens will make him all sticky.

  • Elmer Fudd

    I am intwested in adopting a wabbit.

    • M

      Oh mighty warrior of great fighting stock…..

  • AJR

    I had a Rex rabbit and she was incredibly smart, litter trained herself, and their coats really are as soft as velvet. I wish I could adopt Roo!

  • KathyInArlington

    Roo is absolutely beautiful! I hope someone adopts him.

    • AL

      I agree! Roo looks delicious!

      • Fruity

        This is a particular good way of cooking it, in a broth of beer and a mixture of thyme, rosemary, basil and bay leaves.


        • AL

          Give it to us raw and wriggling!!!!!!!

          • KathyInArlington

            As the guy in the movie Johnny Dangerously said, “Fargin Bastiches!”

  • SHLady

    thanks for featuring a rescue animal!!! he is beautiful. wish I was not allergic to bunnies.


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