Our Pet of the Week is Gordy, an athletic 9-year-old yellow lab who has a voracious appetite for furniture and brownies.

Here’s what Gordy’s owner said of him:

He loves playing soccer (see his favorite ball in the picture), taking long walks on the trails at Potomac Overlook, eating, swimming at Roosevelt Island and sometimes getting into the trash.

Gordy was adopted when he was 7 months from a home in NY state. When we first brought him home he broke his leg in a freak Frisbee accident. He then tore off over 4 casts before we got smart and put on the dog “cone”. He also made a habit out of chewing up numerous pieces of furniture and swiping countless food items from the counter, including a full plate of freshly-baked brownies.

Since then he has turned into a wonderful family dog to our two small girls and despite having a “tough” bark, he is a very sweet-natured, loving dog. His only weaknesses still include food of any kind and small socks 🙂

He started his early years with us in Ballston and now lives in Cherrydale.

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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