Meet this week’s Pet of the Week, Roxy, a teeny Yorkshire Terrier with a personality larger than life.
Here’s what her adoring owner had to say about this pint-sized Ballston pooch:
Roxy is quite likely the smallest dog in the Ballston neighborhood. Smaller than your average Yorkie, she was the runt of her litter and not a teacup. While she is small, she makes up for it in volume. She’s received multiple complaints from neighbors for barking when she’s left alone, although she’s doing much better these days. She’s extremely social, but is very cautious with dogs she doesn’t know.
Unlike most small dogs, she lacks a Napoleon complex and seems to be very self-aware as to just how small she is. But if she’s sitting in her mama’s lap and another dog comes up to say hello, watch out! She will snap just to let them know that this is HER human. It’s not uncommon for her to walk up to people, wagging her little nub-tail furiously in greeting. Not only is Roxy social, but she is a little bit of a flirt as well. She’s got quite the little fan club in the neighborhood and it’s not uncommon for people and security guards to greet her by name.
Roxy has an inordinate amount of toys and she loves them all. She typically takes them out one at a time to subtly let you know it’s time to play fetch. While she’s been trained extremely well to get and fetch her toys, putting them away is still a trick that hasn’t caught on. When it’s nice outside, she loves to go running around in Quincy Park (on leash, of course.) What she loves even more is to go up to Great Falls and roam around the woods and climb on the rocks.
For a little diva dog that struts around in a leopard print coat and matching carrier, she’s actually quite the outdoor lover. This dog will go for a five mile hike, and then want to play fetch when she gets home. She’s a four-pound bundle of energy!
Roxy’s favorite place to nap is in the crook of your neck. She’s a serious snuggler when she finally does get tired.
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] with a 2-3 paragraph bio and 3-4 photos of your pet. Each week’s winner receives a $25 Dogma gift card.
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