Our latest Pet of the Week is Sybie, a 4-year-old Tibetan-Spaniel mix who was once used as a breeder dog at a puppy mill in South Carolina.
Her owner, Mary, talks about Sybie’s long journey to her home in Virginia.
Meet Sybie! She is an almost 4-year-old beautiful Tibetan-Spaniel mix who has come a long way since I first adopted her from the Washington Animal Rescue League. And what a tumultuous and crazy adventure it has been.
She was brought to WARL from a huge puppy mill in South Carolina, where she was used as a breeder dog for some time. When she arrived at the shelter, they gave her to a foster mother to take care of, as she was so skittish and frightened. This was how she was when I met her.
I found her picture on the WARL website around Thanksgiving, and I instantly knew that she was mine. Despite the hurdles I had to overcome to get her — namely a VERY reluctant landlord who I convinced after a very passionate argument and having to get my roommates to get on board with the idea — I was able to adopt her at the beginning of December.
Although she was extremely scared at first (I was worried as she didn’t leave her crate at all for the first day and very rarely for a month after), she has since come around to me. After one breakout attempt, a confidence training class and months of TLC by me, my mother and my parents’ very affable dog, Frodo, she is loving life in the slow lane.
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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The Arlington-Aachen High School exchange is returning this summer and currently accepting applicants.
The sister-city partnership started in 1993 by the Arlington Sister Cities Association, which seeks to promote Arlington’s international profile through a variety of exchanges in education, commerce, culture and the arts. The exchange, scheduled June 17th to July 4th, includes a two-week homestay in Aachen plus three days in Berlin. Knowledge of the German language is not required for the trip.
Former participants have this to say:
_”The Aachen exchange was an eye-opening experience where I was fully immersed in the life of a German student. I loved biking through the countryside to Belgium, having gelato and picnics in the town square, and hanging out with my German host student’s friends. My first time out of the country, the Aachen exchange taught me to keep an open mind, because you never know what could be a life changing experience.” – Kelly M._
Learn about the new assessment of Arlington’s urban tree canopy and the many ecological and social benefits trees provide. Staff from the Green Infrastructure Center (GIC) will share study results and compare canopy cover for different areas of Arlington.The webinar will include assessments of ecosystem services such as stormwater mitigation, air quality, carbon uptake, and urban heat islands. For background on Arlington trees see the “Tree Benefits: Growing Arlington’s Urban Forest” presentation at http://www.gicinc.org/PDFs/Presentation_TreeBenefits_Arlington.pdf.
Please register in advance to assure your place at the webinar, https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/29543206508863839.
About the Arlington County Civic Federation: The Arlington County Civic Federation (“ACCF”) is a not-for-profit corporation which provides a forum for civic groups to discuss, debate, inform, advocate and provide oversight on important community issues, on a non-partisan basis. Its members include over ninety civic groups representing a broad cross-section of the community. Communications, resolutions and feedback are regularly provided to the Arlington County Government.
The next meeting is on Tuesday, February 21,2023 at 7 pm. This meeting is open to the public and will be hybrid, in-person and virtually through Zoom. Part of the agenda will be a discussion and vote on a resolution “To Restore Public Confidence in Arlington County’s Governance”. For more information on ACCF and this meeting, go to https://www.civfed.org/.
Valentine gifts for someone special or for yourself are here at George Mason University from noon -4pm on February 14, 2023. Satisfy your sweet tooth with Kingsbury Chocolates, find a handmade bag from Karina Gaull, pick up treats from Village