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Arlington Pet of the Week: Thor and Loki

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This week’s Pet(s) of the Week are two pups who share a house and the names of Norse gods.

Here’s what Thor and Loki’s owner had to say about her divine dogs:

Thor, a Lab/Pit, mix was adopted about seven years ago from the Lost Dog and Cat foundation during one of their adoption days at the PetSmart. He was the only child for a while, but then became the big brother to two additional members to the family (our children who are now 4 and 2). He’s been a great running buddy for mom and, although he is skittish to new things, is a very sweet and gentle dog.

As a puppy he loved to pee all over the place and chew up ONLY mom’s things, but thankfully has outgrown that phase. He is a very needy dog and will lay his head on your lap for attention, and if that doesn’t work, he will lick you to death. He maybe 7 but he still acts like a 1-year-old lab.

In comes Loki, the newest member to the family, a Newfoundland Lab mix that we recently adopted from AWLA. He is the calmest puppy I’ve ever met, and though we are still definitely working on house training, everything else he has gotten down pat.

He loves his belly to be rubbed and to roll around in leaves and dirt and absolutely loved the extended snowy winter days. To add to the chaos of poor Thor’s simple life, not only does he have two kids that love to bug him he now has a puppy to keep him on his toes. Needless to say everyone is getting a workout for a few hours in the household which leads to very quiet nights. We are lucky to have adopted them into their forever homes.

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.”

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