Meet Benji, a sweet rescue dog with a spicy side, and this week’s Arlington Pet of the Week.

Here is what his owners had to say about him:

Benji is a four-year-old (we think) rescue dog who lives with us in Cherrydale. We adopted him just about three years ago and couldn’t have been more fortunate to find him. He’s an absolutely wonderful dog who has rebounded incredibly well from a very rough former life.

He really enjoys Arlington’s numerous dog parks, his over-sized bone, sleeping on pillows he’s not supposed to sleep on, and spending time with (or chasing) his fellow rescue brother, Leeroy (pictured in the third photo), around the house. He also has a knack for sneaking into the garden in the summertime and stealing Jalapeno peppers off the bush. We’ve affectionately nicknamed him peppers.

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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