Join Club

Arlington Pet of the Week: Barry White

Dogma Bakery

Our latest Arlington Pet of the Week is Barry White, a former stray cat who was born in Bosnia and now resides in a loving, adoptive home.

Here’s what owner Betsy said about Barry and his unique appearance, personality and history.

Barry White is an 8-year-old, white, deaf, odd-eyed Turkish Angora. Born in Bosnia, Barry was a stray who was adopted when he was approximately 6 weeks old. Barry lived with his first owner in Bosnia until approximately 2 years ago. In May 2012, he was taken to the Alexandria shelter when his owner could no longer care for him. The staff at the shelter identified him as a special needs case and immediately enlisted the help of Vivian Bacon and King Street Cats (KSC) to help him find his forever home.

Vivian and the KSC team put Barry’s photo on their web site, flyers, and organized an appearance on a local news station — all unbeknownst to us. We stopped into KSC in July 2012 and Barry immediately stole our hearts.

Larger than the average housecat, Barry’s physical presence can be intimidating, but his gentle demeanor immediately puts people at ease. He is patient, affectionate, and very tolerant. Barry is extremely chatty and greets us when we get home, calls to us from various spots in the house, and wakes us when it’s time for first breakfast at 5:30 am.

Barry’s hobbies include bird and squirrel watching, chasing and being chased, playing with balls and kicking his kong, climbing on to the top of the fridge and the wardrobe, napping, cuddling, dancing, singing, posing for photos, and playing dress up.

We’ll be forever grateful to Vivian and the KSC team for introducing us to Barry and providing such fantastic care for him until we could adopt him. We’ve had lots of cats over the years, but Barry takes the cake as the pet cat (and best pet) ever!

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.

Recent Stories

Morning Notes

It’s Hanukkah — The Jewish festival of Hanukkah started last night. Public menorah lightings are planned in Clarendon and Pentagon City are planned on Sunday and Monday. [ARLnow] Federal Funds…

55+ Single Level Living

Good Thursday evening, Arlington. Let’s take a look back at today’s stories and a look forward to tomorrow’s event calendar. 🕗 News recap The following articles were published earlier today…

A look at the most and least expensive single-family homes sold in Arlington last month, November 2023.

About Latinas Leading Tomorrow (LLT): Latinas Leading Tomorrow is a dynamic 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering young Latina women through education, mentorship, and leadership development. We are committed to fostering a community of future leaders who will make a significant impact to the community.

Job Description: We are seeking a passionate and dedicated Part-time Executive Director to lead our organization into its next phase of growth and impact. The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader who can oversee day-to-day operations, drive fundraising efforts, and cultivate relationships with stakeholders. This is a 1099 position; Remote position with ability to attend DMV events; 8-10 hours a week; $35-40/per hour.

Key Responsibilities:

Oversee program operations, including educational and community initiatives.
Ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, maintaining trust and accountability.
Develop and execute a strategic vision aligned with our mission and values.
Lead fundraising efforts in partnership with the Board Members.
Cultivate relationships with community partners, schools, educators, and donors.
Demonstrate strong leadership skills, fostering a positive organizational culture.
Communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders and make compelling public presentations.
Promote inclusivity and collaboration throughout the organization.

Read More

Submit your own Announcement here.

Children’s Weekday Program (CWP) is a non-profit preschool rooted in a play-based philosophy. We focus on developing a love of learning and exploration, cooperation, empathy, and independence.

Our caring and experienced educators create opportunities for children 16 months to 5 years old to play, learn, and grow in a nurturing environment of child-centered and developmentally appropriate experiences.

Initially established more than 50 years ago in South Arlington, CWP continues to be a lauded program in the Northern Virginia area. We are extremely proud to have been recognized as a Best Preschool in Northern Virginia Magazine for the last 4 years.

Located now in North Arlington at 2666 Military Road, CWP offers a part-time parents day out and preschool program with options to extend care both before and after school. We offer a supportive and inclusive school community for children and parents alike and welcome all families to join our school!

Read More

Submit your own Announcement here.

Holiday Art Show

Holiday Art Show featuring artists: Peter Fitzgerald, Claire Plante, Alanna Rivera, and Suzy Scollon. At the Barcroft Community House, 800 South Buchanan St., Arlington, VA. Dec. 8 from, 2 PM to 8 PM and Dec. 9 from 10 AM to

Live Standup Comedy Starring Casey James Salengo (Jimmy Kimmel Live,…

Standup Comedy Starring Casey James Salengo (Comedy Central, Jimmy Kimmel Live)

Friday, December 29

Headliner: Casey James Salengo

Casey James Salengo is a NYC-based comedian who’s been featured on Comedy Central Presents, Jimmy Kimmel Live, This Week at the Cellar,


Subscribe to our mailing list