Our latest Arlington Pet of the Week is Penny, a nearly two-year-old boxer mix that lives in Ballston.
Here’s what owner Ashley has to say about her sometimes mischievous rescue pup.
Penny is a 55-pound boxer mix who has grown up in Ballston. She was adopted from Lost Dog & Cat Rescue at six months old and will turn two in March. Penny loves jogs and long walks around Arlington, chasing squirrels in the backyard, and going to the dog park. If she finds a dog with as much energy as her, she’ll play until it is time for her to go home.
Throughout her time as a puppy, Penny has enjoyed some occasional mischief. She has never passed a mud puddle that she didn’t like. Besides disemboweling all of her stuffed animals, she also ate half of a duck-mold cake that was cooling unsupervised on the counter. And she consumed 20 unattended hot-dog buns during a barbecue, even taking the wrapped packages to her dog bed so that she could feast in comfort.
In spite of the periodic shenanigans, Penny brings a smile to anyone she meets. She is a wonderful pet and even enjoys getting baths (hooray!). While Penny does love frolicking in the snow, she is looking forward to spring weather so that she can get out more often and make more furry friends!
Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos of your pet.
Each week’s winner receives a sample of dog or cat treats from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, along with $25 in Becky’s Bucks. Becky’s Pet Care provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia — “Quality Service from a Trusted Friend.”