Arlington Pet of the Week: Buster

Dogma Bakery

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Buster, a boisterous four-year-old cockapoo who is defying the odds. This Ballston pooch has proven that living with epilepsy doesn’t have to mean living life sick as a dog.

Here’s what Buster’s owners had to say about him:

Not only is he cute, loving, and hilarious, he’s living with epilepsy and still enjoys life to the fullest. Every morning and evening, Buster must take multiple medications to help with his seizures and these medications have side effects such as dizziness and drowsiness. But that doesn’t stop our little Buster!

Buster brings a smile to everyone he meets. He enjoys playing with his toys, especially toys that squeak. His idea of playing fetch is when you throw a ball, he retrieves it, and then you chase him around to get it back. Buster is also super smart and has a way with the ladies. He’ll come up to you while you’re eating, looking all cute and innocent, and then swipe your sandwich. And yes, we took him to obedience school. He just didn’t pay attention, I guess!

Buster has been an Arlington dog since he was born. He loves the Clarendon dog park, hanging out at Northside Social and Whitlows on sunny days, and walking by Pinkberry hoping to get a taste of someone’s frozen yogurt. Buster is a special dog and he’s brought so much joy into our lives.

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 a $25 Dogma gift card.

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